Veggie Sneak In Meatballs


These meatballs are delicious and filled with tons of veggies without your little one knowing! They can eat them on their own or with spaghetti and sauce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
16 meatballs


  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup grated carrot

  • ½ cup grated zucchini

  • 1 small onion, grated

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

  2. Beat the egg in a mixing bowl, then stir in the carrot, zucchini, onion, salt, basil, and oregano. Add the turkey and Parmesan cheese; mix until evenly blended. Form the turkey mixture into 16 meatballs, roll in bread crumbs, and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the turkey is no longer pink on the inside, and the meatballs are golden brown, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
14g Fat
14g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 825mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 402mg 9%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.