1 Pot Turkey meatballs with caulirice

1 Pot Turkey Meatballs with Caulirice

Aug 31 2017


20-25 mn

Serves 5

I have adapted this recipe from Elissa Goodman and love it because it takes no time, requires only 1 pot, and it tastes absolutely delicious!


  • 1 lb of ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup of chopped parsley
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp of ground fennel seeds
  • 2 lemons juiced and zested
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1-2 cups of chicken or veggie stock
  • 2-3 bunches of baby spinach
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 4 cups of caulirice


In a medium bowl mix together the turkey, bread crumbs, 1 tsp of the lemon zest, egg, garlic and fennel seeds.

Then add in the  white part of the green onions, 1/4 cup of the parsley, and some sea salt. Use an ice cream scooper to have even size meatballs, this should make about 15 meatballs.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add in 2 tbsp of avocado oil.

Add the meatballs to the hot skillet and brown on all sides until nearly cooked through, about 6 minutes. Remove the meatballs from the skillet and set aside, but leave the remaining oil/juices in the skillet.

Add the onion, caulirice and spinach to the skillet and toss for a couple of minutes. Pour in the stock, rest of lemon zest and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add the meatballs back in, simmer down covered for a couple of minutes. Sprinkle with the rest of parsley and the rest of the green onions.

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