Turkey and Broccoli and Meatballs, Oh My!

I not usually a recipe blogger, nor do I think of myself as anything remotely resembling a cook (unless you count my deep love of sugar and melted butter. In that case I am the spitting image of Her Southern Highness Paula Deen.)

But I am the parent of a toddler with an ever-changing palette, so any food I make that isn't thrown on the floor becomes a winner in my house. Last week I made Turkey and Broccoli meatballs. They were quite the success, so I thought I would share.

You need:
  • One pound of ground turkey
  • One (or more, your preference) stalks of broccoli, cooked and florets chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Coat bottom of 9x13 pan with olive oil
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl with your hands and shape into golf ball sized portions
  • Drop them in the dish and bake about 15 minutes
  • Flip the meatballs over and cook another 5-10 minutes (until turkey is cooked through.)
  • Let cool and enjoy

Here is what we end up with:

I know they look like moldy meatballs in the tupperware here, but it's just the broccoli, I promise. They are really good. And it seems CeCe enjoyed them:

Another quick tip Moms- if you want to sneak vegetables into meals then you should check out Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. Recipes tell you how to slip cauliflower into Mac and Cheese or sweet potatoes into chicken nuggets. It is a Godsend for picky eaters (CeCe is only one-year-old but I've been using it on Matt for a while now.)

1 comment:

  1. Hi there. I found you in the Kentucky section of Bloggy Moms (I just registered there). Thank you for the recipe. We use the Seinfeld trick too! We live in Louisville now but we started out in Lex.