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Turkey Meatballs

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: destinationmoderation


  • 1 small zucchini shredded (about 1 cup after being drained)
  • 1 lb ground turkey 85% lean
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Using a box grater, shred zucchini. In a clean dish towel or paper towel, squeeze excess liquid from zucchini. Add zucchini to bowl with ground turkey, oats, eggs, garlic, onion powder, rosemary, basil and salt. Combine mixture together with hands (use gloves if desired). Form 1 tablespoon sized balls. Recipe should make about 18 meatballs. At this point, meatballs can be frozen if desired.

Cooking Options

  • *Place meatballs on lined baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 30 minutes or until meatballs reach 165°F. *In large skillet, add 1 jar of pasta sauce plus 1/2 cup of water. Place meatballs in pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until meatballs reach 165°F. Serve warm over your favorite pasta with a green side or as sliders.