Crockpot Turkey Meatballs for Thyroid & Autoimmune Meal Plan

Crockpot Turkey Meatballs with Pesto & Spaghetti Squash
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 large spaghetti squash
  2. 1 1/2 lb of ground turkey
  3. 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  4. 2 tsp dried oregano, chopped
  5. 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  6. salt & pepper to taste
  7. 1 cup chicken broth or water
For Pesto
  1. Basil, 2 cups
  2. Chard, 2 cups
  3. Lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  4. Pine Nuts, 1/3 cup
  5. Olive Oil, about 1/4 cup
Instructions
  1. Make sure you use a large 6 quart slow cooker for this recipe.
  2. Cut your squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Place your 2 squash halves face down into your slow cooker.
  4. Add chicken broth or water to crockpot
  5. Mix ground turkey, garlic, oregano, rosemary, salt & pepper and combine well.
  6. Roll your ground turkey into meatballs, then fit as many as you can around the squash.
  7. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  8. Add basil, chard, pine nuts and lemon to food processor, pulse a few times
  9. Add 3 tbsp of olive oil and puree pesto.
  10. Use a large fork to pull the “spaghetti” out of your squash, then top with your meatballs and pesto sauce.
  11. Add more oil until you reach desired consistency
Adapted from Stupid Easy Paleo
Adapted from Stupid Easy Paleo
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