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 Meatballs

I 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) - Conventional Method

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. 

Course Dinner
Cuisine Healthy Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced).

  2. Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside.

  3. Place the grated carrot and zucchini into a sieve and strain out any excess liquid.
  4. Place the strained vegetables into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add the finely chopped onion, turkey mince, breadcrumbs and egg.
  6. Mix well to combine.
  7. Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto the prepared trays.

  8. Spray with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Recipe Notes

These meatballs can be frozen after cooking. 

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs (oven baked)

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs - Thermomix Method

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. 

Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 serves
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot (approx 120g)
  • 1 zucchini (approx 200g)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 500 g turkey mince
  • 70 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • olive oil spray
  • sesame seeds, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced).

  2. Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside.

  3. Place the carrot, zucchini and onion into the Thermomix bowl and chop on Speed 5, 10 seconds. 

  4. Place into a strainer and remove all excess liquid before placing back into the Thermomix bowl.

  5. Add the turkey mince, breadcrumbs and egg and mix on Reverse Speed 3-4, 20 seconds. 

  6. Roll the mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto the prepared trays.

  7. Spray with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Recipe Notes

These meatballs can be frozen after cooking. 

Healthy Vegetable & Turkey Meatballs

6 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. 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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