Turkey-Veggie Meatballs

Have your veggies in your meatballs. For moister, more flavorful meatballs, use ground turkey that contains light and dark meat rather than just breast meat.


30 meatballs (serving size: 5 meatballs)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 228
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 7.3 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 1.8 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 30.3 g
Carbohydrate 8.5 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Cholesterol 71 mg
Iron 2.5 mg
Sodium 399 mg
Calcium 166 mg


1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/2 cup (2 ounces) finely shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup coarsely shredded carrot
1/4 cup coarsely shredded zucchini
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large egg white
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine all ingredients except cooking spray in a bowl; stir well. Shape mixture into 30 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until done.

Alyson Moreland Haynes,

Cooking Light

January 1997
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