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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emma_danielle's picture
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I thought this was lovely and not bland at all! Although I added tomato puree and sun dried tomatoes to the sauce for a bit of extra flavour. Will be having this again!

lauren's picture
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This was just delicious! I used pork instead as that was in the freezer and no breadcrumbs as I was all out and blitzed the lot in the food processor. And I used a cheap jar of pasta sauce - but other than that I followed the recipe!! Its one of those lovely recipes you can tweak and twist to your liking (or whats in the fridge/cupboard) and turns out wonderful every time. And very healthy to boot! The children even ate the brocolli on the promise of second helpings!

obbiebonns's picture

thought the meat balls were rather bland. This one is not a keeper.

emmalh1911's picture
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This is great for kids to help make. I agree that a little bit of chilli in the meatballs tastes great. I also use tinned chopped tomatoes for the sauce as my daughter won't eat 'big bits' of tomato and just throw in some cherry tomatoes near the end for the adults. The potatoes always go down well, but it's equally nice with mash or jackets!

vfinney's picture
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Oh lord make sure you dont use too much carrot by accident

chefjamie's picture
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This was great hubby loved it! I did swap the can of tomatoes for 3 red bell peppers blended with a bit of water and some salt and pepper. Think next time I will flavor the sauce a bit more. Worked great.

engrenages's picture

Bit confused about what goes on which shelf and when. Is it potatoes on top shelf first or meatballs?

satsumayum's picture

I've just made this and it was lovely. I added hot smoked paprika to the sauce (and increased the sauce quantity) and added chilli flakes to the meatballs. I think without the paprika and chilli then this would be a bit bland. I also had mine with spinach instead of the roast potatoes.

nemocake's picture
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love it but was a bit bland so going to add chilli flakes to the meatballs and sauce next time

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