Hidden Veggie Turkey Meatballs

Serves: 6

Give a family favorite a healthy makeover! These meatballs are packed with veggies and made with turkey, to give them a healthy spin. Serve with veggie rice for a delicious dinner or as a fun appetizer.

Photography by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.


  1. 1 small Little Bear Brand® Vidalia® sweet onion, quartered
  2. 4 ounces baby carrots
  3. 4 mini sweet peppers
  4. 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  5. 1 large egg
  6. 1 pound lean ground turkey
  7. 1 cup sesame ginger dressing
  8. 6 cups brown rice, cooked according to package


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place onion, carrots and peppers in food processor and blend until smooth. Alternatively, finely chop ingredients by hand.
  3. Combine bread crumbs, egg, turkey and veggie mixture in bowl, mix well. Form mixture into 24 golf ball-sized meatballs.
  4. Place in baking dish and bake for 25 minutes or until slightly browned and meat is no longer pink.
  5. Remove from oven and toss with dressing. Serve over 1 cup brown rice.

Nutritional Value

Calories 512

Fat 17.01g

Protein 23.73g

Carbohydrates 62.56g

Fiber 5.02g

Sodium 394mg

Calcium 79mg

Iron 3.08mg


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