Turkey Zucchini Meatballs with Roasted Pepper Dipping Sauce


Turkey and zucchini combined with olives and feta result in super moist and flavorful meatballs. These can be served alone, over couscous, over rice, or even over a bed of lettuce for a main dish salad.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 1 small zucchini, grated and squeezed dry

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 10 pitted kalamata olives, diced

  • 4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning (such as Cavender's®)

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup jarred roasted red pepper strips

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine turkey, zucchini, egg, bread crumbs, olives, feta cheese, and Greek seasoning in a large bowl. Mix until evenly combined.

  3. Form meatballs using an ice cream scoop and place onto a baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 25 minutes.

  5. While the meatballs are baking, place Greek yogurt, red pepper strips, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until well blended. Season with salt and pepper. Serve dipping sauce alongside meatballs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
14g Fat
10g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 222mg 5%

* 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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