Give a family favorite a healthy makeover! These meatballs are packed with veggies and made with turkey, to give them a healthy spin. Serve with veggie rice for a delicious dinner or as a fun appetizer.

Nutrition Tip: Ground turkey is an affordable, easy-to-find source of protein, with nutrients like iron and zinc that growing kids need. Veggies and whole-grain breadcrumbs make these a good source of fiber too.

Hidden Veggie Turkey Meatballs

Amanda Keefer
These meatballs are packed with veggies and made with turkey, to give them a healthy spin.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Entree & Main Dishes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 512 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small sweet onion quartered
  • 4 ounces baby carrots
  • 4 mini sweet peppers
  • 1 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup sesame ginger dressing
  • 6 cups cooked brown rice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place onion, carrots and peppers in food processor and blend until smooth. Alternatively, finely chop ingredients by hand.
  • Combine bread crumbs, egg, turkey and veggie mixture in bowl, mix well. Form mixture into 24 golf ball-sized meatballs.
  • Place in baking dish and bake for 25 minutes or until slightly browned and meat is no longer pink.
  • Remove from oven and toss with dressing. Serve over 1 cup brown rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 24gFat: 17gSodium: 394mgFiber: 5g
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