Baked turkey meatballs with broccoli & crispy potatoes

Baked turkey meatballs with broccoli & crispy potatoes

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


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: per serving

  • kcal279
  • fat7g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 1 onion, grated



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 large carrot, grated



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 3 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp rosemary leaves, chopped



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 350g pack turkey mince
  • 4 large potato, skin on and cut into small cubes



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 400g can cherry tomato
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • 350g thin-stemmed broccoli



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • bunch basil leaves, shredded


  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.

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Comments (33)

bumblepest's picture

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

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

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

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.

emma_danielle's picture

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

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

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

Oh lord make sure you dont use too much carrot by accident

chefjamie's picture

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.'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

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


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