In less than 30 minutes, you can have this Instant Pot Meatball and Couscous Meal Prep ready to go! These turkey meatballs are not only delicious but this meal prep is fast, easy, and healthy!  
Print

Instant Pot Meatball and Couscous Meal Prep

In less than 30 minutes, you can have this Instant Pot Meatball and Couscous Meal Prep ready to go! These turkey meatballs are not only delicious but this meal prep is fast, easy, and healthy!  
Course Main Course
Cuisine Healthy, Meal Prep
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 600kcal
Author Carmy

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 2 lb turkey
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup parmesan
  • 1 cup panko
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cloves garlic minced

Couscous

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 5-6 cups broth see note
  • 540 grams couscous

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together all your meatball ingredients before rolling them out into little meatballs

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Once all the meatballs are rolled, brown them on each side in your Instant Pot  in sauté mode before removing them and setting them aside. 
  • Deglaze your inner pot to clean it or swap out a new inner pot. In a clean inner pot, back on sauté mode, melt your butter and then pour in your broth and couscous.
  • Place a little trivet into the Instant Pot and place the steam rack on top of the trivet and place your meatballs in. (note, you might have to do a separate bath of just meatballs if all of them do not fit)
  • Pressure cook for 7 minutes.

Non Instant Pot Instructions

  • Once all the meatballs are rolled, either fry them in a pan or bake them in the oven at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Make sure to spray the pan with non-stick or place in a parchment paper. 
  • In a separate pot, follow the instructions on your couscous package (usually 1:1.5 couscous to water ratio).

Video

Notes

  • this recipe makes 52 meatballs.
  • the standard instant couscous to liquid ratio is 1 cup couscous to 1.5 cup liquid. please double check your ratio as while this worked for the couscous I purchased (100 grams = 1/2 cup of couscous), it might not work for yours.

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1340IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 3.8mg