Turkey Meatballs

These healthier, vegetable-packed meatballs are a hearty addition to pasta or delicious on their own

Food & Nutrition January 1, 2021
Turkey Meatballs

These healthier, vegetable-packed meatballs are a hearty addition to pasta or delicious on their own.

Ingredients

(Makes eight servings)

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup grated zucchini
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese*
  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine egg, carrot, zucchini, salt, basil, oregano and garlic powder. Add the turkey and Parmesan cheese. Mix until evenly blended.
  3. Shape mixture into 16 golf ball-sized meatballs. Roll each meatball in bread crumbs. Place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the turkey is no longer pink on the inside and the meatballs are golden brown — about 50 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 2 meatballs

  • Calories: 136
  • Total fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates:  7g
    • Dietary fiber: 0.5g 
  • Protein: 16g 
  • Sodium: 394mg
     

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