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Sincerely-Food-Chef
Ambassador [Associate]
Ambassador [Associate]
  • 731 calories
  • 45 min
  • 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 small butternut squash
  • ½ small pkg fresh thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 (1 inch) pieces ginger root
  • 1 ½ lb ground turkey
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • black pepper
  • cinnamon, ground
  • cumin, ground
  • pure maple syrup
  • salt
  • virgin coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and position rack in the center. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash the butternut squash. Trim off and discard the ends of the squash; halve the squash lengthwise and scrape out the seeds from each half. Peel and cut into ½-inch cubes, about 2 cups per person.
    • 2 small butternut squash
  3. Wash and dry thyme. Slide leaves off the stems; discard the stems.
    • ½ small pkg fresh thyme
  4. In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, thyme and salt. Stir to combine then remove from the heat and add to a medium bowl.
    • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
    • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
    • ¼ tsp cinnamon
    • ¼ tsp salt
  5. Roughly chop walnuts and add to bowl with the coconut oil and spices.
    • ½ cup walnuts
  6. Add butternut squash pieces to bowl. Toss to coat and spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  7. Peel and mince the garlic. Peel and mince or grate the ginger. Add to a medium bowl.
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 2 (1 inch) pieces ginger root
  8. Add ground turkey to the bowl with the garlic and ginger.
    • 1 ½ lb ground turkey
  9. Mince bacon and add to ground turkey.
    • 6 slices bacon
  10. Season turkey and bacon with cumin, salt and pepper and stir to combine.
    • ½ tsp cumin
    • ½ tsp salt
    • ½ tsp black pepper
  11. Form meat mixture into 2-inch size meatballs and place on top of squash.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until meatballs are golden brown and cooked through and squash is soft.
  13. To serve, divide squash, spiced walnuts and meatballs between plates. Enjoy!

Nutrition per Serving

Calories
731
Fat
45g
Net Carbs
35g
Protein
43g

Cookware

  • baking sheet pan
  • chef's knife
  • cutting board
  • garlic press (optional)
  • grater (optional)
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • oven mitts
  • small saucepan
  • spatula
  • vegetable peeler