Healthy family recipe: Ground Turkey Meatballs

These ground turkey meatballs are in regular rotation at our house. Both of my girls - 1 and 4-years old - will eat these up pretty fast. I combined meatball recipes from and O'Boy! Organic. O'Boy! Organic offers cooking classes ranging from making your own babyfood to how to get your picky eater to eat veggies. Meatballs are a great way to sneak in some extra veggies for my kids (and even my husband)!

Make sure to use lean ground turkey, instead of a white and dark ground turkey mix to cut down on saturated fat. Otherwise, a lean ground beef would have less saturated fat.

Ground turkey meatballs


  • 1 lbs lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tbsp dry or 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup grated sweet onion
  • 1-2 tbsp of ground flax seed (optional)


Combine all the ingredients and shape into 1 1/2 inch meatballs

Warm up a skillet to medium-high heat. Add in meatballs. Brown until no longer pink.

Add in spaghetti sauce of your choice and simmer until meatballs are cooked through.

Serve with whole wheat pasta and a side of roasted brocoli or roasted cauliflower.

Adapted from and O'Boy Organic.

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