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Low FODMAP Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Tender turkey meatballs, slowly cooked in tomato sauce, no frying or oven need. An easy one-pan low fodmap dinner recipe that tastes amazing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Low Fodmap
Keyword: meatballs, tomatoes, turkey
Servings: 3 people


  • 0,5 lb | 225g ground turkey
  • 2,64 oz | 75g carrots grated
  • 1,75 oz | 50g low FODMAP breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper optional
  • 1/2 tsp cumin optional

For the tomato sauce

  • 9,7 oz | 275g canned whole peeled tomatoes diced
  • 4 tbsp garlic infused olive oil or regular
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a bowl combine all meatball ingredients (turkey, carrots, breadcrumbs, egg, salt and spices) and mix them well with your hands.
  • Divide the mixture into 9 equally sized meatballs and set aside. You can place them in the fridge until you complete the next step but it's not mandatory.
  • in a large, non-stick skillet with lid, heat olive oil and add in tomatoes and water. Cover and let cook for 5 minutes in medium-high heat.
  • Place meatballs in sauce in a single layer. Bring sauce to a low simmer, cover, and cook meatballs for 25 to 30 minutes, gently turning each one every 10 minutes.
  • Serve them over spaghetti or stuff them into a sandwich.


The maximum dose of canned tomatoes advised by Monash University is 3,25oz | 92g. Larger serves (4,06oz | 115g) contain moderate amounts of excess fructose.
Safe low FODMAP portion per meal: 1/3 of the tomato sauce.