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Pesto Turkey Meatball Kabobs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Healthy pesto turkey meatball kabobs. Turkey meatballs made with pesto and assembled into kabobs with red, green, yellow bell peppers, red onions, and grape tomatoes.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Emily
  • Pesto: 1/2 cup shredded parmesan 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1 cup basil, 2 cups spinach, 1/2 cup pine nuts, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 tbsp lemon juice.
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup spinach torn into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup pesto - fresh or store bought
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 - 1 tsp red pepper flakes depending on how spicey you like things
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • Green bell pepper sliced into one inch pieces
  • Yellow bell pepper sliced into one inch pieces
  • Red bell pepper sliced into one inch pieces
  • Red onions sliced into one inch pieces
  • 10-15 grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • Kabob skewers
  1. If making your own pesto: place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until combined.
  2. To make meatballs, mix ground turkey, spinach, pesto, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Form into small meatballs. You should get about 20 meatballs. I ended up with 21 meatballs.
  3. In a medium sized skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Place raw meatballs in skillet to brown, cook about 5 minutes per side until all sides are browned. You may have to cook meatballs in batches. When meatballs are browned, removed from heat and set on a paper towel to cool.
  4. While meatballs are cooking, cut onion and peppers into one inch pieces.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees or start barbecue.
  6. Assemble kabobs with three meatballs per skewer, filling the rest of the skewer with vegetables. Arrange meatballs and vegetables as desired.
  7. Once kabobs are assembled, place on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes. If barbecuing, cook kabobs until vegetables are just soft.
  8. Coat kabobs with pesto before serving. You could place them back in the oven for 3-5 minutes with the pesto if desired.
  9. Enjoy!