Turkey Veggie Meatballs

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 321.7
  • Total Fat: 19.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.0 mg
  • Sodium: 886.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.0 g
  • Protein: 12.2 g

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These meatballs are so great that even the kids who don't like veggies will eat them! These meatballs are so great that even the kids who don't like veggies will eat them!
Number of Servings: 8


    1 Large Onion, chopped
    1 Carrot, shredded
    3/4 tsp. salt
    3/4 tsp basil
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1 pkg chopped spinach, thawed
    1/2 lb lean ground turkey
    1/2 cup bread crumbs
    1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
    1 egg
    flour (to roll the meatballs in)
    1/2 cup Olive oil (to fry)


In a frying pan w/ small amount of olive oil, saute onion, carrot, salt, basil & pepper until vegetables are tender. Add spinach; cook till it wilts. Remove from heat and place in a large bowl.

Stir in meat, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and egg till well mixed.

Shape into balls. Coat each meatball in flour.

Brown meatballs in olive oil in deep-sided frying pan, being careful not to break them.

To serve with pasta, add marinara sauce and 1 cup water. Simmer 20 mins.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PARAVEN.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved them! I had some left over spinach souffle so I added it instead of the egg plus I added chopped up fresh spinach. The veggies were a great added flavor. - 4/21/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    For gluten-free preparation, I substituted cornmeal for the bread crumbs and the coating. Still delicious with great crunch from the cornmeal on the surface. Also added garlic and chopped fresh parsley. - 12/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    To lower calories and fat, roast meatballs in a 450 degree oven until just firm. Olive oil is a good fat but save it for salad dressings and such, where you really need it. Also, I will use ground buffalo for more flavor.

    Recipe sounds like a winner
    - 12/17/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good...will surely try it. - 4/16/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can anyone think of a low carb variation? - 12/19/07

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