Lemon-Rosemary Meatballs

Number of Servings: 4 (319 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Lemon Rosemary Meatballs

Savor a brand new approach to meatballs with this lean turkey alternative. Homemade breadcrumbs are easy to make from any Guiding Stars-earning bread. Just toast the bread until it’s dry and pulse in a food processor with a combination of your favorite herbs.


  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, divided
  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey
  • ¾ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour, divided
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 tsp. fresh lemon juice


  1. In a food processor, pulse onion, garlic, lemon zest and half of the rosemary until finely chopped.
  2. Combine mixture with turkey, breadcrumbs, cheese, salt and pepper.  Shape the  mixture into 12 2-tablespoon meatball. Roll lightly in flour to coat and save remaining flour.
  3. Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs and cook until brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of broth to the skillet, increase heat to medium-high and cook until almost evaporated, scraping in browned bits. Add remaining broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and return the meatballs to the pan, along with the remaining rosemary. Cover and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the meatballs to a serving bowl.
  5. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook until reduced to 1 cup. Whisk lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the reserved flour in a small bowl. Whisking vigorously, add the flour mixture to the sauce. Simmer, whisking, until slightly thickened. Strain the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve and serve over the meatballs.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 319 g

Amount per serving
Calories 350
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.5g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 725mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 1g Added Sugars 2%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 8g
Protein 33g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 172.2mg 15%
Iron 3.1mg 15%
Potassium 525mg 10%
Vitamin A 1.7mcg 0%
Vitamin C 6mg 6%
Vitamin E 0.9mg 6%
Vitamin K 4.8mcg 4%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 15%
Niacin 11.9mg 80%
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 35%
Folate 20.7mcg 5%
Vitamin B12 0.6mcg 25%
Biotin 3.5mcg 10%
Chloride 9.8mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.1mg 20%
Phosphorus 290.7mg 25%
Iodine 0.6mcg 0%
Magnesium 43.6mg 10%
Zinc 3mg 25%
Selenium 33.8mcg 60%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.4mg 15%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.4mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (filtered Water, Chicken Stock, Sea Salt), Chicken Flavor, Onion Powder, Potato Flour, Yeast Extract, Garlic Powder, Flavor, Turmeric And Flavor), 93% Ground Turkey, Onion, Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs (bread Crumbs Made From 100% Whole Wheat Bread (whole Wheat Flour, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Molasses, Honey, Wheat Fiber, Soybean And/or Canola Oil, Yeast, Salt, Mono And Diglycerides, Calcium Propionate (preservative), Mono Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Ammonium Sulfate, Datem, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Soy Lecithin, Oat Fiber, Whey Solids, Ascorbic Acid, Sesame Seeds, Caraway Seeds), Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese (pasteurized Sheep's Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes (rennet)), Salt, Dehydrated Parsley Flakes, Spices, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder), Whole Wheat Flour, Parmesan Cheese (milk, Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Garlic, Rosemary, Lemon Peel, Salt, Black Pepper.

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