• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 30 min
  • total: 45 min
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  • Summary

    These meatless Zucchini Meatballs are made with grated zucchini, garlic, Pecorino Romano, basil, bread crumbs and egg, then baked in the oven and finished in a pomodoro sauce.

    Ingredients

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

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 257 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 8 g 12.08%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 11.39%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 8 mg 2.5%
    • Sodium: 1004 mg 41.84%
    • Calcium: 199 mg 19.93%
    • Potassium: 383 mg 10.94%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 13.49%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 35 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.37%
    • Sugar: 12 g
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 17.78%
    • Vitamin C 47.66%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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