Turkey Vegetable Meatballs

Turkey Vegetable Meatballs

This recipe takes an Italian classic – the meatball – and spins it into a modern, veggie packed version featuring turkey that is sure to please your Paleo palate. Taking the place of traditional breadcrumbs; carrots, bell peppers, and mushrooms keep these meatballs tender and herbs and spices pack them with flavor. They taste amazing served atop Spaghetti Squash Noodles or Spring Herbs and Greens Pasta!

Yields4 Servings
Cook Time45 minsTotal Time45 mins

 1 lb turkey, ground or chicken
 2 medium carrot(s)
 1 medium bell pepper(s) red or green
 8 mushroom(s), white button
 1 cup parsley, fresh
 ½ medium onion(s)
 1 garlic clove(s)
 1 tsp garlic powder
 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
 ½ tsp black pepper

1

Preheat oven to 180 C.

2

Combine carrots, bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, garlic and seasonings in a food processor and blend until well chopped.

3

Empty the food processor into a large bowl, add the ground turkey and mix together completely.

4

Form meatballs and place on a non-greased baking sheet (about 1.5-2 inches each). Bake for about 25 minutes, or until completely cooked.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 99mg5%
Potassium 674mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 8g3%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 25g50%

Vitamin A 130%
Vitamin C 73%
Calcium 6%
Iron 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 1 lb turkey, ground or chicken
 2 medium carrot(s)
 1 medium bell pepper(s) red or green
 8 mushroom(s), white button
 1 cup parsley, fresh
 ½ medium onion(s)
 1 garlic clove(s)
 1 tsp garlic powder
 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
 ½ tsp black pepper

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 180 C.

2

Combine carrots, bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, garlic and seasonings in a food processor and blend until well chopped.

3

Empty the food processor into a large bowl, add the ground turkey and mix together completely.

4

Form meatballs and place on a non-greased baking sheet (about 1.5-2 inches each). Bake for about 25 minutes, or until completely cooked.

Turkey Vegetable Meatballs

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