Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

I have been on a serious meatball kick lately. Good thing my family loves them and they are quick and easy to make.

Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

I love this recipe not only because it is delicious, but it sneaks in some veggies too! I made these with shredded zucchini. Next I time I am definitely going to add some shredded carrots.

Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

You can easily serve these delicious meatballs with a side of whole wheat pasta and veggies. They would also make a great dish to serve for game day parties!

Turkey Zucchini Meatballs


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup zucchini, shredded and squeeze out any excess water
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs (add more if too moist)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup shredded Italian cheese (optional)
  • Fresh basil (optional)


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add all the ingredients and mix with hands until combined. Form into desired sized meatballs and place on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart from each other.  Bake for about 15-20 minutes depending on size of meatballs.
  3. Remove from oven and serve with tomato sauce and top with fresh basil.


17 thoughts on “Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

  1. If using shredded carrots too, do you stick to 1 cup veggies total or would you add the carrots in addition to the 1 cup zucchini?

  2. These turkey meatballs were fantastic. I’ll never use beef again. The ingredients were the perfect amount . I used a five Italian cheese blend and it worked great. Thanks for this recipe!

    1. I used parmesan. Tastes great! Didn’t hold together well with the grated. I’m going to try the shredded next time. Might hold together better.

  3. We used mozzarella cheese and they were amazing! I also went gluten free and used crushed Rice Krispies in place of the bread crumbs. Couldn’t taste a difference! Awesome!

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