Asian Glazed Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles Meal Prep

Easy meatballs coated in an Asian sticky glaze and served with zucchini noodles. This recipe is also low carb and gluten free. These meatballs can be made in large batches, perfect for your weekly meal prep.
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I’ve been on a meatball kick lately and my most recent creation are these Asian glazed meatballs. The sauce is a mix of Asian inspired ingredients including ginger, soy sauce, and garlic.

The sauce is flavorful enough that you don’t need much on the zucchini noodles. I cooked them with a little salt and garlic.
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I made my meatballs with lean ground turkey. However, they can also be made with pork or beef, or a combination.

Usually meatballs use breadcrumbs to keep the meatballs moist. To keep these low carb and gluten free, I used almond flour instead. It works just as well and the meatballs stay very moist.

The meatballs store and reheat well, making this an easy and flavorful meal prep.
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Asian Glazed Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles Meal Prep

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 5

Asian glazed meatballs paired with zucchini noodles are an easy meal prep. This meal is also low carb and gluten free. 

Ingredients:

Meatballs

  • 20 oz lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup onion minced
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp white sesame seeds

Glaze

  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 8 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp cornstarch see note

Zucchini Noodles

  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 5 medium zucchini spiralized
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. To make the meatballs: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, add turkey, onion, egg, almond flour, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir and mix until everything is evenly mixed.

  3. Scoop 1 ½ tbsp of meatball mixture. Gently roll into ball shape. Place onto baking sheet. Repeat with remaining meat, spacing balls about 1/2 inch apart.

  4. Bake meatballs for about 20 minutes or until fully cooked.

  5. To make the glaze: Add all sauce ingredients except cornstarch and water into a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce is slightly reduced. Taste and adjust as needed.

  6.  In a small bowl, completely dissolve 2 tsp of cornstarch into 8 tbsp of water. Add to sauce mixture and stir immediately so that the cornstarch does not cook and clump up. Gradually bring sauce to a simmer again and cook until sauce is thickened. 

  7. Using a pastry brush, brush meatballs with sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds.

  8. To make zucchini noodles. In a large skillet, add olive oil and garlic. Bring to medium high heat. 

  9. Add in zucchini noodles. Cook until water releases from zucchini and zucchini noodles are just cooked (tender but still crisp). Add salt as needed. 

  10. Divide zucchini noodles into meal prep containers. Add meatballs on top and remaining glaze.

Notes:

  • You can replace turkey with ground chicken, beef, pork.
  • If you do not need to keep recipe low carb or gluten free, you can replace almond flour with breadcrumbs.
  • Cornstarch is not always allowed in low carb diets, but this recipe only uses a small amount to thicken sauce. Some low carb diets permit this small amount. If your diet does not permit the use of cornstarch, you can try a low carb thickening agent or you can try reducing the sauce on the stove until it thickens.
  • I use these Meal Prep Containers,* this spiralizer,* and this 1 ½ tbsp cookie scoop.
  • *Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
Nutrition Facts
Asian Glazed Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles Meal Prep
Amount Per Serving (0.2 of recipe)
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 514mg 21%
Potassium 931mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 13g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 45.3%
Calcium 11.1%
Iron 16.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.
Asian glazed meatballs with zucchini noodles meal prep. Low carb and gluten free. The meatballs are easy and topped with a flavorful glaze.

2 comments on “Asian Glazed Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles Meal Prep”

  1. I made this (and the chocolate yogurt loaf cake) as part of a meal delivery for a friend who has a family member recuperating from a serious injury.. Both recipes were simple to follow, and I had enough for my own meal, too. I definitely will be making these again!

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