Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Serving: 4 servings
1 lb (450g) ground turkey
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper (any colour)
1/4 cup finely chopped zucchini
Two garlic cloves, minced
One large egg
Two tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
One teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
One tablespoon olive oil
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper, chopped zucchini, minced garlic, egg, fresh parsley, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
Mix well until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
With damp hands, form the turkey mixture into meatballs about 1.5 inches in diameter, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
In a non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the meatballs in batches and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until lightly browned. This will help seal in the flavours.
Transfer the partially cooked meatballs back to the baking sheet and place them in the preheated oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
Remove the meatballs from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
(Note: Nutritional values may vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.) Serving Size: 4 meatballs Calories: 200 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 400mg Total Carbohydrates: 8g Dietary Fiber: 1g Sugars: 2g Protein: 20g Enjoy these delicious and healthier turkey and vegetable meatballs as a main dish, served with your favourite pasta, marinara sauce, or a sub sandwich. They are perfect for a family dinner or even as a party appetizer!