Delicious and easy pesto baked turkey meatballs full of flavor and the perfect addition to your next pasta night! These meatballs are made from ground turkey, spices, and a fresh basil spinach pesto that you will want to put on absolutely everything. The result is tender meatballs that pair perfectly with your favorite pasta, spaghetti squash, or zucchini noodles. This recipe is Whole30 compliant, Paleo-friendly, and gluten free.
Easy Turkey Meatballs with Dairy Free Basil Spinach Pesto
Who doesn’t love a really good flavorful meatball? I do not know of a single person!
Ok, ok, so there is probably someone out there who may not really love meatballs, but I can almost guarantee you they probably haven’t had these delicious pesto turkey meatballs.
These are my new favorite (and hopefully your new favorite) Italian meatballs. I love a good ground beef meatball just as much as the next girl, but sometimes you just want to switch things up a bit.
This recipe uses dark ground turkey instead of beef and a homemade dairy-free (super flavorful!) basil spinach pesto to make a tender and delicious meatball that I know you will love. These meatballs are the ultimate comfort food and are just the thing to serve over your favorite gluten-free pasta, spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles.
This yummy recipe is also Whole30 compliant, Paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know to make these meatballs!
Basil Spinach Pesto Ingredients
While traditional basil pesto uses fresh basil and parmesan cheese, this recipe uses a dairy-free version that is just as delicious. This pesto leaves out the parmesan cheese and also includes fresh baby spinach.
The addition of fresh spinach adds in extra veggies and it is a great way to use up any spinach that is starting to go bad in your fridge. Fresh basil has such a strong flavor that it completely covers up any taste of spinach so no one will know that you snuck in an extra veggie.
To make this dairy-free basil spinach pesto, here’s what you need:
Garlic (fresh whole garlic cloves are the best for this recipe)
Red pepper flakes (you could leave these out if you prefer)