Broccoli Cheddar Turkey Meatballs

Broccoli Cheddar Turkey Meatballs

Recipe Information

Total Time:  55 minutes; 25 minutes active

Servings: 10

For a truly winning appetizer, try making these delightful meatballs. Lean ground turkey gets a cheesy note from sharp cheddar, and bits of broccoli are the hidden veggie. Serve these in a warmer with a bowl of dressing on the side.


  • 1/2 bunch broccoli
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup instant oatmeal (quick oats)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Ranch salad dressing


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line two sheet pans with parchment, reserve.
  2. Using a knife or food processor, finely chop broccoli to the size of rice, until you have 2 cups.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, oatmeal, eggs, salt and pepper and mix. Add the broccoli and cheddar and mix well.
  4. Use a 2-tablespoon-sized scoop to portion and shape into 1-inch balls. Place on the sheet pans, taking care that the meatballs don’t touch each other.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in a meatball registers 165 F.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with toothpicks and a bowl of ranch dressing for dipping.

Nutritional Information

220 calories, 12 g. fat, 110 mg. cholesterol, 400 mg. sodium, 4 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 23 g. protein

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