Saturday, April 18

Turkey Vegetable Meatballs and Linky Party #224

At my house, we call ourselves chicka-tarians because we eat mostly poultry. If we're not having chicken, we're most likely having ground turkey. Any recipe I have that normally calls for ground beef, I substitute with ground turkey. Sometimes, when you do that though, a recipe can dry out or lack in flavor. Two of those recipes for me are burgers and meatballs. I use this recipe I'm sharing today for both. The secret ingredient is zucchini, which adds the extra moisture. For the burgers, just form into patties and add a little extra virgin olive oil to a non-stick pan and cook until well done.

Turkey Vegetable Meatballs

1 pound of ground turkey
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
1 small white onion, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup of fresh, chopped flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup of tomato puree
1 egg
1/4 cup of seasoned Italian breadcrumbs
1/4 cup of shredded  parmesan cheese
Note: I don't add salt or seasonings, it doesn't need it!

Method: Mix everything together with your hands until completely combined. For best results, cover and refrigerate 8 hours or over night. Form into balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 35-45 minutes, checking half way through. 

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  1. Hi Mary, thank you so much for featuring our wine fountain. Of course I love most recipes Robyn posts. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely day.

  2. Hi Mary! We have switched to ground turkey as well - your meatballs look yummy and I will definitely be trying them out. Thanks for hosting - have a super week! Jane

  3. Thanks for the party.
    Have a great week.

  4. Mmmm, yummy! Thanks for hosting Mary!...Christine

  5. Hi Mary,
    You've made my favourite thing on the planet - turkey meatballs! Our recipes are very similar and I love that you bake them as well. Leaving it in the fridge makes such a difference, doesn't it? Your dish looks so delicious and that bowl! - gorgeous :) I'm going to be making those very soon and I know I have some turkey in the freezer.
    Thanks so much for hosting and featuring my soup - you are too kind! Sending you an email now - just remembered I promised one last week, lol. Have a great day :)

  6. Those meatballs looks so good, and healthier too! Thank so much for hosting!

  7. Hello cute lady! I love stopping by each week to party with you. It would be amazing if you would stop by our party that starts tonight at 7 pm. We Pin and Tweet Everything! Lou Lou Girls

  8. I love using turkey--your meatballs look delicious! Thanks for hosting!