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Italian Turkey, Quinoa & Zucchini Meatballs Recipe in Lettuce Wraps

Baked Turkey Meatballs, stuffed with quinoa and zucchini and served on lettuce wraps, is a recipe that will please even the pickiest eater. 175 calories and 4 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Poultry Recipes, Super Bowl
Servings: 9 Wraps
Calories: 174.6kcal


  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 medium onion grated
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chile flakes
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 cups tomato sauce your favorite kind
  • 9 medium to large butter lettuce leaves
  • 6 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thoroughly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, cooked quinoa, grated onion, garlic, zucchini, parsley, dried chile flakes, soy sauce, oregano, ground pepper and egg.
  • Mix well to combine. Using a 1½ tablespoon portion of the turkey mixture, form meatballs by rolling between the palms of your hands. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly.
  • Bake until the meatballs are firm to the touch and cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  • While the meatballs are cooking, heat the tomato sauce in a large saucepan set over medium heat.
  • Transfer the meatballs to the tomato sauce and gently stir to coat the meatballs.
  • Spoon the meatballs and sauce into a bowl, serve alongside the lettuce leaves and Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve 2 meatballs and 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese in each lettuce wrap.


Weight Watchers Points: 4 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 4 (Points+)


Serving: 1Lettuce Leaf, 2 Meatballs in Sauce, 2 Teaspoons Parmesan | Calories: 174.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.1g | Protein: 16.6g | Fat: 7.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 67.7mg | Sodium: 529.1mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 3.5g