Veggie Primavera with Turkey Meatballs

This low-calorie, low-fat primavera sauce with turkey meatballs is so flavorful, you won't miss the pasta! Top with shredded mozzarella cheese if desired.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
10 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 2 ½ pounds ground turkey

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1 extra large egg

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons crushed fennel seeds

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 cups pasta sauce

  • 2 zucchini, halved and sliced

  • 1 (8 ounce) package baby bella mushrooms, quartered

  • ½ cup water


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Combine turkey, onion, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, oregano, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well. Shape into golf ball-sized meatballs and place in the prepared baking pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine pasta sauce, zucchini, and mushrooms in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Add up to 1/2 cup water to thin sauce if needed.

  5. Serve meatballs with sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
12g Fat
18g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 657mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 649mg 14%

* 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.

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