Baked Turkey Meatballs

Contributing Writer: Heather Kinnaird from French Press

I LOVE when I find a recipe that the whole family enjoys.

I wish I could say that it happened all the time.

That is definitely NOT the case.

I live with a VERY, and I mean VERY, fussy eater.

My 9 year old daughter eats yogurt, oatmeal, fruit, and almost nothing else.

Lunch is difficult, but dinner…impossible.

I am always searching for ideas.

In an effort to get a little protein into her meals I made turkey meatballs.

Oh my goodness…she LOVED them.

Even better, we ALL loved them.

They were perfect with pasta, and with some lettuce, tomato, and cheese, they made  great leftover sandwiches for lunches.

This is a recipe that I know I will go to over and over again.


Baked Turkey Meatballs:

1 carrot

1 zucchini

1 – 1 1/2 pounds of ground turkey

1/2 cup of Panko breadcrumbs {I was lucky enough to find Italian Seasoned Panko}

salt/pepper to taste

finely chop or grate the carrot and zucchini

combine all the ingredients making sure not to over mix

roll into balls

bake @400 for about 20 minutes

They were such a hit, my kids ate them everyday for a week:)

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3 Responses to “Baked Turkey Meatballs”

  1. October 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Oh they look delicious!
    I would love to have you share this or any other recipe of you at Wednesday Extravaganza – my foodie link party with a little special something! Here is the link:

    Can’t wait to see you there!


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