Zucchini Meatballs

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  • cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 1/4 pounds zucchini (unpeeled, grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons basil (chopped, plus leaves for garnish)
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 ounce pecorino romano cheese (freshly grated, plus more for serving)
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (quick, or jarred, I love DeLallo Pomodoro)
  • part-skim ricotta cheese (for serving, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium61% DV1470mg
    Fat15% DV10g
    Protein24% DV12g
    Carbs15% DV44g
    Fiber28% DV7g
    Calories310Calories from Fat90
    Total Fat10g15%
    Saturated Fat3.5g18%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat90
    Total Carbohydrate44g15%
    Dietary Fiber7g28%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C50%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Sarah Ellstrom 2 years ago
    omg! these meat balls were so delicious and easy to make. They have become my favorite thing to make.
    fantastic! making them again soon!
    Miklosi Rebeka 2 years ago
    Quite filling yet easy on the stomach and tasty of course!
    Susym 2 years ago
    Easy to make and delicious! Made it with edamame pasta and it was great!
    Adela 2 years ago
    Easy and yummy! I used low fat mozzarella shredded cheese
    Turned out delicious. I tried making the zucchini balls in advance, popped them in the fridge and it worked like a charm! Made it with pasta, something more substantial for dinner. It was a real crowd pleaser.
    Kaitlin Romano 3 years ago
    Sooooo delicious!!! The flavour was great and everyone enjoyed them! I will definitely be making these again! Only changed I made was when cooking the zucchini in the pan it took double the amount of time for most of the water to evaporate and when incorporating everything I added extra bread crumbs. Also after 20 minutes of baking in the oven, I broiled them on high for about 2 minutes.
    Mary Jo Snow 4 years ago
    These are amazing...seriously amazing. Worth the time and effort. My picky eaters ate this. I don't know if it's good the next day because there is never any left.

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