Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs (oven baked)

Delicious Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs oven baked to perfection! These make a great finger food meal for toddlers and kids… and they can be frozen for a quick and easy ‘grab and reheat’ snack!

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs

Over the past year, I’ve become quite the expert at hiding vegetables into bite-sized-little-people-food! It’s totally a thing!! Although Will’s pretty good at eating veggies on their own (most of the time…!), he still totally prefers something like this.

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs

And while these Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs are great for toddlers and kids, they’re just as good for us lovely adults! Serve them on their own for a kick-ass party food treat, add them to a wrap, or pop them on top of a salad. Seee…. versatile, yummy, healthy family food.

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey MeatballsI love the fact that these Healthy Vegetable and Turkey Meatballs can be frozen. Another thing I’ve worked out this past year, is that my toddler eats like a bird. Seriously, that kid eats hardly anythinggggg!!! So recipes like this are super handy because I can just grab out 1 meatball (yes… 1!!) and reheat it. At least there’s no waste, right!?

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs

Ohhh and if you’re serving these to kids and toddlers then obviously sauce to dip them in is a must! What on earth is the obsession with kids and sauce!?

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs

Before I go, if you’re after some more meatbally-goodness (it’s totally a thing), check out my Thai Chicken Meatballs. They’re quite fab, if I do say so myself! And hey, if you’re a veggie-smuggler like me, these Chicken & Vegetable Nuggets might come in handy too.

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs (oven baked)

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs (oven baked)

These oven-baked Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs make a delicious midweek dinner or snack. Make a big batch and pop any leftovers into the freezer. 
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 30 serves
Calories: 54

Ingredients

  • 120 g carrot grated (approx 1 large)
  • 200 g zucchini grated (approx 1 large)
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 500 g turkey mince
  • 3/4 cup (70g) breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • olive oil
  • sesame seeds to sprinkle

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the grated carrot and zucchini into a sieve and strain out any excess liquid.
  • Place the strained vegetables into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the finely chopped onion, turkey mince, breadcrumbs and egg.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto the prepared trays.
  • Spray with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside.
  • Place the carrot, zucchini and onion into the Thermomix bowl and chop on Speed 5, 10 seconds. Place into a strainer and remove all excess liquid before placing back into the Thermomix bowl.
  • Add the turkey mince, breadcrumbs and egg and mix on Reverse Speed 3-4, 20 seconds. 
  • Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto the prepared trays.
  • Spray with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Notes

These meatballs can be frozen after cooking. 

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs

7 thoughts on “Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs (oven baked)”

  1. Hannah says:

    Just wondering if there is anything you recommend to use as an egg substitute?

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Hannah, I’m sorry but I haven’t made these without egg before. xx

    2. Hayley Coath says:

      Any luck finding an egg replacement?

  2. Annabel says:

    Do you pre-cook the turkey before adding it to the mixture? Thank you!

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Annabel, no you just cook them at the end. xx

  3. Lou says:


    So easy..my little 3yo helps make these… makes at least 30…great recipe! We love your website…has become a firm fave in our kitchen 🙂

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Oh thank you so much!!!!!! xxx

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