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Turkey meatballs and lettuce in a bowl with cucumbers.

Herbed Turkey-Zucchini Meatballs

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Protein: Poultry
Cut: Ground Turkey
Diet: Gluten Free
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Leigh Belanger


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 cups grated zucchini about 1 large zucchini, grated with the large holes of a box grater
  • 3 green onions green and white parts thinly sliced
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dill
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for cooking


  • Heat the oven to 425°F. Combine all ingredients except for the olive oil together in a large bowl and stir to combine. Shape the mixture into 16-18 meatballs. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and when it's hot, sear the meatballs for about 2 minutes per side. You may need to do this in batches, depending on the size of your pan.
  • Transfer the seared meatballs to the sheet pan and bake for an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Serve warm.
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