Elimination Meatballs with Zucchini


I came up with these zucchini and sweet potato meatballs when I was on an elimination diet for food allergies. Simple, pure ingredients and yummy. Serve over jasmine rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced

  • ½ medium zucchini, shredded

  • ½ medium yellow squash, shredded

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • black pepper to taste


  1. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Mash sweet potatoes with a fork in a large bowl; set aside to cool.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Mix zucchini and yellow squash into the bowl with the sweet potatoes. Add turkey and black pepper. Form mixture into 1-inch balls and place in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are no longer pink in the center, 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

273 Calories
9g Fat
25g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 273
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 129mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 723mg 15%

* 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.

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