Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs

Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs Using Cremini Mushrooms

Looking for something sweet and savory to blow your family away? Our meal prep recipe for honey garlic cremini mushrooms will certainly do the trick. It’s fun and easy to make with the kids, and it’s healthy too! Cremini mushrooms are essential food because of their nutritional value and overall health benefits. 

Here at Meal Prep on Fleek, we believe that healthy prepared meals need to be simple, enjoyable, and provide optimal nutrition. This meal prep recipe for Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs checks all boxes. Enjoy!  

Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs

This Asian take on meatballs combines fresh ginger and green onion into ground turkey along with minced mushrooms for a meatball that’s anything but ordinary. A zippy honey-garlic infused tomato sauce coats each meatball as they simmer to tender perfection! 

Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs

What are the health benefits of cremini mushrooms? 

Cremini mushrooms are packed with vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins B1, B3, and B12. They also have dietary fiber, manganese, and other beneficial nutrients. Cremini mushrooms are an antioxidant and have anti-inflammatory properties. 

Mushrooms have been used for their healing properties for thousands of years and are considered a superfood. 50 percent of edible mushrooms have positive health benefits outside of nutrition. 

Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs

Nutrition facts for cremini mushrooms

Cremini mushrooms are fat-free, low-carb, and low-glycemic-index food.

Nutritional Breakdown:

  • Low in calories 
  • Packed with Vitamin B which are essential for brain & nervous system health along with healthy skin & digestion
  • Vitamin B12 keeps our blood cells healthy, preventing anemia. 
  • Riboflavin to break down fats and drugs.
  • Pantothenic acid for the brain and nervous system health.
  • Niacin to maintain healthy skin, nerves, and digestion.

Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs

Why you should eat more mushrooms?

This delicious and versatile food boosts immunity, life longevity, improves digestion, and helps achieve weight loss. Mushrooms are also said to have cancer-fighting properties and help with the health of our planet. They are also packed with fiber, protein, and vitamin D. Their health benefits and exquisite taste makes mushrooms a great meat substitute, perfect for vegan and vegetarian diets. 

If those aren’t good enough reasons to eat mushrooms, then I don’t know what is!

Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs

How else can I use crimini mushrooms? 

They are super versatile! Use cremini mushrooms with eggs, meats, or vegetable and pasta dishes. They also make for a delicious addition to soups, gravies, and stir-fries. 

You’re ready to dive into a plate of these mushrooms, aren’t you? So are we! Before you do, make sure the cremini mushrooms you buy are solid, firm, and aren’t slippery looking. Keep in mind that the temperature storage of cremini mushrooms can affect their health benefits. To gain optimal benefits from cremini mushrooms, refrigerate them immediately after purchase and store them for three to eight days. We highly recommend that you use a glass or plastic meal prep container to guarantee maximum freshness. 

When you’re ready to use your cremini mushrooms, prep them with little to no water, as they’re porous and too much water will drain their nutrients. Use a damp paper towel or mushroom brush for cleaning

Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs

How do cremini mushrooms add flavor to a recipe?

Cremini mushrooms have a more robust, distinct taste. Their flavor fuses with honey and garlic beautifully, complementing and tying the savory and sweet taste profiles together. You can thank us later. 

 

Why are cremini mushrooms a good swap for meat?

They’re a healthy alternative to meat because they are easier to digest and even aid in digestion. The hearty, meaty flavor of mushrooms is enough to make you forget it’s not meat and get lost in their deliciousness. 

Mushrooms are a superfood that can be added to appetizers, entrees, meats, or be consumed by themselves. We have a wealth of mushroom meal prep recipes that you can explore:

Have you tried any of our mushroom recipes? Leave your comments about recipes and the health benefits of mushrooms. 

Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs Ingredients:

  • 10 cups zucchini noodles (about 3 large zucchini) 
  • 1 tsp avocado oil 
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds 
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion

For Meatballs 

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup minced cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour 
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion  
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil, for cooking 

For Honey Garlic Sauce

  • 2 cups tomato sauce 
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos 
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tsp minced garlic 

Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs
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Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs

This Asian take on meatballs combines fresh ginger and green onion into ground turkey along with minced mushrooms for a meatball that’s anything but ordinary. A zippy honey-garlic infused tomato sauce coats each meatball as they simmer to tender perfection!
Course dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword gluten free, Meal Prep
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 4 meals

Ingredients

  • 10 cups zucchini noodles about 3 large zucchini
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion

For Meatballs

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup minced cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil for cooking
  • For Honey Garlic Sauce
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 2 tsp minced garlic

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF and lime a medium baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine ingredients for meatballs in a medium mixing bowl and thoroughly combine using hands. Form mixture into small meatballs and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes to lightly brown meatballs.
  • Heat a medium cast iron pan over medium heat. Add tomato sauce, coconut aminos, honey and garlic, stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to medium-low. Transfer meatballs to pan with sauce using tongs. Simmer for 10 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
  • Heat avocado oil over medium heat in a medium pan and add zucchini noodles. Sauté for 3-4 minutes to warm zucchini. Serve meatballs over zucchini noodles garnished with sesame seeds and chopped green onion.

1 Comment on "Honey Garlic Mushroom Meatballs"

  1. 5 stars
    I like the sound of this. I didn’t see the calories and macros listed. Where can I find that information?

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