Potatoes and cooked ham, grandma’s tasty meatballs. Only 250 calories per dish!

Here’s a recipe for Grandma’s Tasty Meatballs with Potatoes and Cooked Ham, aiming for a dish around 250 calories per serving:


For the meatballs:
– 1/2 lb lean ground turkey or chicken
– 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– ONE egg
–  clove garlic, minced
–  teaspoon dried oregano
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Olive oil spray

For the potatoes and cooked ham:
– 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
– 1/2 cup cooked ham, diced
– 1 small onion, diced
– 1 clove garlic, minced
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey or chicken, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, egg, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.

3. Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.

4. Place the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spray them lightly with olive oil spray.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through and browned.

6. While the meatballs are baking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the diced potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

7. Add the diced cooked ham, diced onion, and minced garlic to the skillet with the potatoes. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the onions are softened.

8. Once the meatballs are cooked, add them to the skillet with the potatoes and ham. Stir gently to combine.

9. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

10. Serve the tasty meatballs with potatoes and cooked ham hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

This lighter version of Grandma’s Tasty Meatballs with Potatoes and Cooked Ham provides all the flavor and comfort of the original dish, but with fewer calories. Enjoy!


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