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. 
5 from 3 votes
Print Pin
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 30 serves
Calories: 54

Equipment

  • Grater or Thermomix
  • Oven

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