Spicy Turkey Meatballs with Veggies

These homemade Spicy Meatballs with Veggies are healthier and tastier than other meatballs recipes because these goodies are filled with lots of veggies. You can chose to eat these meatballs on their own or with my simple tomato sauce and some whole wheat pasta.

spicy meatballs with veggies

When I was preparing the ingredients I noticed that I had zucchinis in my fridge, but I chose not to use them because they can make the mixture very watery. Bu if you want to use zucchini you can, just add a little more of breadcrumbs. This tip will work for every veggie that is a bit watery. Peppers also are a bit watery, especially after you shredded them. That’s why I didn’t shred them. I just cut in very small pieces and dried them with a towel paper.

veggies meatballs

I always use whole wheat or gluten-free breadcrumbs because it is healthier and lighter than the traditional one, but if you don’t have, go ahead and use the one you have on hand since it will be delicious anyway. I put just enough breadcrumbs to soak up the liquid from the veggies and to make the mixture to adhere better.

As some of you know, we love spices of any kind. I just think they bring the dish to another level. So, I add a little bit of cumin, coriander and chili power to my mixture. You won’t be disappointed. In fact, you will really love it. However, you don’t have to add them if you are not a big fan of cumin and so on.

spicy turkey meatball with veggiesSpicy turkey meatball with vegetable

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Turkey Meatball with Veggies
 
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Have your veggies in your meatballs. They are healthier and very flavourful.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup yellow pepper chopped
  • 1 cup mushroom (any type of your preference) chopped
  • ½ cup carrot chopped
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • ½ cup parsley chopped
  • ¾ cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 organic eggs beaten
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsb coriander
  • 1 tsb cumin
  • ½ tsb chili pepper powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine extra-lean ground turkey, yellow pepper, mushrooms, carrots, onion, parsley, gluten-free breadcrumbs and mix carefully.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, add all the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the veggies and meat mixture bowl.
  5. Use your hands to mix everything together and roll the mixture into meatballs.
  6. Spray oil cooking on a baking sheet and place the meatballs on it.
  7. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until they are evenly brown.
  8. When they have finished baking, you can serve with a delicious tomato sauce and whole wheat spaghetti.

I really hope you enjoy this spicy turkey meatballs with veggies recipe and try it at home. Remember, don’t be afraid to try something new in your kitchen. Many times mistakes make things even more amazing.

Now, it is your turn. I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you like about this recipe.

If you enjoy this recipe, please share with your family and friends. As usually, thank YOU so much for reading.

Bring joy and more veggies into your life ;-)

Comments

  1. says

    I love making turkey meatballs! To me, they are so much tastier than ground beef meatballs. These ones sound so good, I just want to eat them with sauce, no noodles needed! Love all the spices you used and really love that you packed them with so many vegetables!

  2. says

    Holy moly does this look good Olivia! I love all the veggies you got in those meatballs. I also love that these are turkey meatballs! So much leaner and healthier than ground beef. I bet these leftovers would make the best meatball sandwich. Can’t wait to try! You’re pictures are BEAUTIFUL!

    • Olivia says

      I always make turkey meatballs, because I think they are tastier than ground beef and healthier too. Meatballs sandwich sounds like a great idea. Thanks for stopping by ;-)

  3. says

    My eyes always light up when I see a recipe with turkey mince in, Olivia, I’ve been wanting to try some kind of turkey and zucchini burger for a while, in particular. Thanks for the tip about the moisture and using more breadcrumbs – I’ll definitely remember that! Love your photos, too! :-)

    • Olivia says

      You’re welcome, Helen. I am glad you like it. And turkey and zucchini burger sounds like a great idea ;-)

  4. says

    I love your perfectly plated pasta! Looks so professional, all swirly and twirly. Nothing beats spaghetti! It’s my favourite noodle of all time. And loading these up with veggies is a great idea. I always love to “sneak” in extra veggies in my meals. Beautiful photos and fabulous recipe!

  5. says

    These look absolutely perfect! I love a good meatball and love that you added veggies into the mix. So tasty and satisfying! Hope you’re having a great weekend!!

  6. says

    Love all the veggies you have in these! And the whole wheat breadcrumbs – my favorite! I don’t make meatballs nearly enough – I need to change that!

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