Baked turkey meatballs with broccoli & crispy potatoes

Baked turkey meatballs with broccoli & crispy potatoes

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Turkey mince is the leanest of its kind and is great rolled up into balls and served with tomato sauce and veg

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
279
protein
31g
carbs
22g
fat
7g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
8g
salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 350g pack turkey mince
  • 4 large potatoes, skin on and cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g can cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 350g thin-stemmed broccoli
  • bunch basil leaves, shredded

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. In a large bowl, combine the onion, carrot, half the garlic and half the rosemary with the turkey and some seasoning. Shape into 16 meatballs and put in a small baking tray. Toss the potatoes with the remaining garlic, rosemary and the oil, place in a baking tray, then cook both for 20 mins, with the potatoes on top shelf.
  2. After 20 mins, drain juices off the meatballs, pour cherry tomatoes over, sprinkle with the Parmesan and season. Toss the potatoes, and swap to bottom shelf with the potatoes on top. Cook for another 20 mins until the potatoes are crisp and the meatball sauce is bubbling.
  3. When the potatoes and meatballs are almost done, cook the broccoli for 3-4 mins, until tender. Sprinkle the basil on top of the meatballs and serve with the crispy potatoes and broccoli.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2012

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emmiee_x's picture
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No flavour to this dish at all, really disappointed

P1nKPantha's picture
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I just made this for dinner and it 2 as a bug hit :) I had to add some sweet potato because I didn't have enough normal spuds but it just made it nicer. Saved to my page I'll be eating this again for sure

superloobyloo's picture
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Loved this recipe, so easy and very tasty!

lorraine72's picture

Just came back to this recipe to make for the 2nd time. Everyone loved it - the kids even ate the broccoli without complaint. To speed things up I grated the onion and carrot in a food proccessor then added everything else to mix through. Everything was on the table in about 30-40 minutes - a miracle!

pinkpunk's picture

Delicious, good way of getting some carrots into the kids! Beef and pork mince mixture is just as tasty :-)

loulah84's picture

Absolutely loved this dish, easy to make and so tasty. Will definitely be making this again, loved it.

superloobyloo's picture
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Such a fantastic, healthy recipe and so easy to make! The whole family loved it. Will definitely be cooking this again :)

ianrobertwatts's picture

A good wholesome meal and fun to make your own meatballs if you haven't before.

oliviagetsthemessage's picture
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Very flavourful for such a healthy meal, I think I overcooked my meatballs as were slightly dry and therefore 1 can of chopped tomatoes did not provide enough sauce for my liking, but we also used 500g of mince as couldn't find 350g and no use wasting it! Next time I will blitz the veg in the processor as so much quicker. The potatoes were fab, wonderfully crispy, yum!

CSDavies's picture
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So easy to make and really yummy!

winnie999's picture
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Really good and easy, a very nice meal. The potatoes were fab.

majicsis's picture
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I thought this was great. Good for children and I even left out the seasoning and blitzed it for my baby who is weaning (we then added the seasoning after). We all really enjoyed it.

mhefferon's picture
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Just made this for a midweek family meal and we really enjoyed it. I did put plenty of seasoning in and it was tasty and I loved the cherry tomatoes although I used fresh ones. The combination of the crispy potatoes and brocolli was really nice.

treesiepops's picture

Really lovely meatball recipe - I blitzed all the onion, carrot, rosemary and garlic in a food processor before combining with the turkey mince. For the sauce, I used tinned cherry tomatoes with some added tomato puree and chilli flakes.

These aren't bland if you remember to season them! :)

lyndseymac's picture
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Made this with lean minced beef, but equally tasty! Also didn't have tinned cherry toms so just used standard tinned chopped tomatoes. Only downside is the potatoes seemed to be ready sooner than the meatballs so would cut these a but bigger next time to compensate.

bumblepest's picture
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Good,tasty meal for when you're trying to eat healthily and/or shift a few pounds. Agree with other comments about adding some extra pep with chilli

lesleybaillie's picture
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Easy and very tasty, though took other comments on board and added a big teaspoon of smoked paprika to the meatballs, and chopped up a small amount of chorizo (makes it a bit higher in fat, I know), fried it gently, wiped off as much oil as I could and added it to the tin of tomatoes for the sauce. Big hit with everyone.

foof19200010's picture
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Family seemd to love this and easy to make for a beginner like me. Maybe add more salt to the tomatoes next time though.

lizzafezza's picture
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Great mid week meal, i used spring onions as I had some to use up and added garlic to the meatballs. Kids loved it and I added chilli to adults to spice it up. Will make again.

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