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Ground Turkey and Veggie Meatballs

munchkintime.com (8 of 11)Do you have a picky eater? My daughter is so picky, she will only eat few veggies and fruits, like broccoli and cucumber for veggies, and apples and bananas for fruits, and maybe strawberry.  Here is an easy, delicious, and child-friendly Ground Turkey and Veggie Meatballs recipe I use to trick my daughter to eat more veggies like bell peppers and carrots.:)  I got this mouthwatering recipe from HERE.


Parchment paper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion
1 large red bell pepper
2 carrots, peeled
2 pounds ground turkey
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup ground oats
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper as desired


Preheat oven to 350F.

munchkintime.com (1 of 11)1. Finely chop onion, carrots, and bell pepper in a food processor.

munchkintime.com (2 of 11)2. Saute chopped vegetables with olive oil on a medium- high heat for 8 minutes (or until it starts to browning).

munchkintime.com (3 of 11)3. In a big bowl mix the rest of the ingredients plus saute vegetables.

munchkintime.com (4 of 11)4. Using hands shape up desired size meatballs.

munchkintime.com (6 of 11)5. Place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.munchkintime.com (1 of 1)-7

munchkintime.com (10 of 11)6. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

munchkintime.com (1 of 1)Feel free to like and share this yummy recipe with your friends.





  1. “This was great! Really enjoyed it – thanks for sharing. I do agree with another commenter who said it was a bit sweet – I will definitely reduce the sugar next time (I used regular granulated sugar).

    Can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow! :)”

  2. These are really yummy and paired with different sauces they can satisfy many tastes and be oh so healthy! Thanks.

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  4. I love using turkey as a lighter alternative to beef and what a great idea to cram in all of those veggies! I’ll definitely have to try this when I whip up my turkey balls!

  5. These look really yummy! I also have very picky eaters, these are a great way to hide some good stuff into a kid-friendly recipe. : ) I also love that it’s GF too!

    • Munchkin Time

      Thank You Crystal! I hope your picky eaters will like these meatballs full of good stuff! =)

  6. These look so delicious. Will be trying this recipe soon!

  7. Hi Keil, I am so honored you chose my recipe to entice your daughter to eat veggies! Having taught cooking to preschoolers for 9 years plus raising two picky daughters I know how challenging this can be! Beautiful photos! Thank you for linking back to my recipe on Meal Planning Maven!

    • Munchkin Time

      Thank you Linda for such a kind comment. You are so sweet! My daughter loved these meatballs. It is a delicious and good recipe it needs to be shared and credited. Hope you will have a blessing day!:)

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