Easy Low Calorie Sriracha Meatballs

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WW Freestyle Recipe of the Day: Low-Calorie Sriracha Meatballs
(170 calories | *4 WW SmartPoints)

Keeping it simple yet flavorful in the kitchen is my preferred way to cook most days. I love bold ethnic flavors with a little spice.

My husband on the other hand really likes to crank up the heat. We have a refrigerator shelf dedicated to storing a variety of hot sauces.

One staple, we always have on hand, is Sriracha. At pepperscale.com they define Sriracha as a unique hot sauce – thick with hot pepper flavor without a lot of spices.

Many hot sauces take the opposite approach. For instance, Louisiana hot sauces (like Tabasco) use lots of vinegar and are tangy. And harissa utilizes a variety of exotic spices.

Turkey meatballs in bowl topped with cilantro and Sriracha hot sauce with cilantro and Sriracha bottle in the background

Low Calorie Sriracha Turkey Meatballs

This easy low calorie meatball recipe makes us both happy. I love the flavor of Sriracha, and my husband, Gary, can always kick-it-up with a little more sauce on the side. You can adjust the amount of Sriracha used to make these meatballs to your liking.

Sriracha Sauce Meatballs Recipe Notes

I used a small ice cream scoop (approximately a tablespoon size) to form the meatballs, which really speeds up the process and eliminates the mess of rolling them by hand.

Turkey Sriracha meatballs on a parchment-lined baking sheet with cookie scoop and bowl in the background

Making Sriracha Meatballs

I like this low calorie ground turkey recipe, but if you prefer you could use any type of ground meat (chicken, pork or beef).

You could also substitute with cooked flaked fish. Just flatten the balls for an asian flavored fishcake.

To make the meatballs gluten-free or Paleo friendly, just use shredded zucchini or any other type of squash, or ground nuts, in place of the bread crumbs.

Baked turkey meatballs on parchment paper with Sriracha sauce in the background

Oven-Baked Sriracha Sauce Meatballs

Easy Sriracha Turkey Meatballs Serving Ideas

  • Serve meatballs with rice noodles and shredded carrots, daikon or jicama.
  • Serve with steamed rice (or cauliflower rice) and sautéed greens.
  • Add meatballs to a fresh spinach salad, no dressing required.
  • Serve with a cucumber salad and cauliflower mash.

Favorite Ways to Use Sriracha Meatball Leftovers

  • Make a low carb Korean bowl by dicing up meatballs and sautéing with zucchini noodles.
  • Add all your leftovers (meatballs, rice noodles and shredded carrots, daikon or jicama) to a miso broth for a quick soup.
  • Make fried rice by combining leftover rice, meatballs, a beaten egg, thawed peas and soy sauce.
  • Freeze them to use later.

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Sriracha Sauce Turkey Meatballs

These low calorie turkey meatballs are high in flavor and make a delicious high-protein low-carb appetizer or snack.

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (gluten-free if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (plus more to drizzle on top, optional)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line 1 baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease pan.

  2. Add ground turkey to a large mixing bowl. Add breadcrumbs, sriracha, garlic powder, parsley, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

  3. In a separate small bowl, lightly beat egg. Add egg to the turkey bowl.

  4. Use your hands to gently fold all ingredients until blended.

  5. Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon of turkey, shape into meatballs. Place approximately 22 meatballs on the prepared sheet pan.

  6. Cook for 15-20 minutes until meatballs are golden brown.

I used a ice cream scoop (approximately a tablespoon size) to form the meatballs which really speeds up the process and eliminates the need to roll them.

I like this low calorie ground turkey recipe, but if you prefer you could use any type of ground meat (chicken, pork, beef).

You could also substitute with cooked flaked fish. Just flatten the balls for an asian flavored fishcake.

To make it gluten-free or Paleo friendly, just use shredded zucchini or any other type of squash, or ground nuts, in place of the bread crumbs.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4

Weight Watchers PointsPlus (old plan): *5

 

Recipe source: All Recipes – Chicken Sriracha Meatballs

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.

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