Turkey Meatballs {Hidden Veggie}

Healthy Turkey Meatballs with hiddene veggie by ilonaspassion.com

What’s better than healthy turkey meatballs topped with teriyaki sauce and packed with veggie? These turkey meatballs came out so good that I had to share it right away. Made without any extra oils. They are not fried; they are baked at 350F. Definitely, they will be seen more often on our plates in this house:) Sometimes, I am looking for other meat alternatives beside chicken, pork or beef. And I heard once that turkey is even healthier than chicken. I’m not sure if it’s true or not. I just heard… that’s all.

I’m sick right now and I didn’t feel like writing a post today but I wanted to share it. Now I’m a little better but I hate flu season. My son was sick, now me.. here we go around. It’s normal this time of the year.

Healthy Turkey Meatballs with hiddene veggie by ilonaspassion.com

I think I once told you that I have problem with my younger son eating veggies. So I’m trying to find some ways to hide vegetables everywhere, for example here: Carrot Strawberry Banana Smoothie. He loves cucumbers and he can eat them all the time. Recently he began to eat sugar snaps. So we are improving. I have a new recipe coming out soon with hidden beet!

I grated carrot and I used with my turkey meatballs. They are hardly noticeable so my son didn’t even know about them. Also, I smeared my turkey meatballs with teriyaki sauce. First, I wanted to post a recipe for the homemade teriyaki sauce but I was not 100% satisfied with my sauce. It was good, but my husband said that it’s to sweet. For me it was perfect; but the other thing is that it was to watery and it didn’t have a good consistency. I will work on it and definietly share the new teriyaki recipe here on Ilona’s Passion.

What’s your favorite sauce for turkey meatballs? Teriyaki or something else..?

Healthy Turkey Meatballs with hidden veggie by ilonaspassion.com

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Healthy Turkey Meatballs with hidden veggie by ilonaspassion.com
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Turkey Meatballs {Hidden Veggie}

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Servings: 10 meatballs
Author: Ilona



  • 0.518 kg or 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. grated carrot it can be more
  • 2 Tbsp. bread crumbs
  • salt/pepper to taste


  • Store-bought or homemade teriyaki sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare pan and lay parchment paper.
  • Mix ground turkey with egg, grated carrot, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
  • Form small balls and lay on parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 3- 4Monounsaturated Fat: 0gPotassium: 0mgVitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg
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  1. Hiding veggies in a turkey meatball is such a great way to incorporate extra veggies in your kids’ diets. I love turkey for meatballs. It doesn’t have a ton of flavor on its own, but is so easy to “dress it up” with all the goodies 🙂

  2. I love recipes that have hidden veggies! I have a child that will not willing eat a vegetable, so I have to get creative! This one sounds perfect!

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