Turkey-Zucchini Enchilada Meatballs

This is a great way to eat lean and keep in line with the 17-day diet cycle.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 meatballs


  • 1 ¼ pounds lean ground turkey

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) can enchilada sauce

  • 3 cups chopped zucchini

  • 1 green bell pepper, quartered


  1. Mix turkey, egg, cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder together in a bowl. Form into 2-inch meatballs.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes. Add enchilada sauce and green bell pepper; cook 10 minutes. Add zucchini and cook until tender, about 8 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You can use ground beef instead of turkey, if you wish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

587 Calories
31g Fat
18g Carbs
61g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 587
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 303mg 101%
Sodium 545mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 61g
Vitamin C 88mg 439%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 963mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.