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Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs - Clean Eating Recipe perfect for weeknights! Easy, delicious and healthy!
Today is the day. This afternoon is Ladybug’s first day of preschool at her new school! I’m excited and nervous all at the same time! This preschool works so much differently than her other one, I’m hoping the change will go over ok. First off she is going in the afternoons instead of the morning (she does so much better in the morning, but there were not any morning spots open), so I’m hoping she doesn’t become a tired ball grumpiness. Plus the teachers unload and load the kids right from the cars, so no hugs and kisses goodbye (not sure my heart is ready for that!). BUT it looks like her teachers have a ton of energy and have planned a lot of great activities for the kids the is year, so I am sure she will love it and learn a lot. But I am excited to get 3 hours of downtime 3 times a week (if I can convince Munchkin to take a nap during that time, anyway!)

Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs - Easy weeknight recipe
We sooo loved this recipe! Its a great recipe for a weeknight because it only takes about 30 minutes to make start-finish, and its soo tasty! We love thai flavors, and anything with sauce to pour over rice or soak up with bread is a big hit in our family (we can’t live without our carbs).  Its quick, its healthy, its delicious. Even both kiddos really loved this and we will definitely be making it again! (Yes, the 4 year old and the 11 month old both ate it and liked it!)
Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatballs - The Gingered Whisk

Thai Turkey Zucchini Meatball Recipe

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Keywords: entree turkey zucchini Quick Thai
Ingredients (4 servings)


    • 1 lb ground turkey
    • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
    • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
    • 1/8 cup green onions, finely chopped
    • 1 TBSP fresh basil, finely chopped
    • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
    • 1/2 tsp red curry paste
    • 1 TBSP coconut milk
    • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


    • 1 + 1/2 cup coconut milk
    • 3 TBSP tomato paste
    • 1 tsp red curry paste
    • 1 tsp fish sauce
    • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

    chopped cilantro for garnish

      Preheat a large 12″ skillet on high with 3 TBSP oil.
      In a medium bowl whisk together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
      In another medium bowl combine the ingredients for the meatballs, mixing thoroughly (the best way is to get dirty and use your hands).
      Form the meatballs into about 1 1/2″ balls.
      Cook until brown, about 2-3 minutes, turning occasionally (you don’t have to cook them all the way through)
      Pour the sauce over the meatballs, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered.
      Serve with rice or noodles and garnish with fresh cilantro.
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      (recipe by iFOODreal)

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      August 29, 2014 at 12:27 AM

      Yum, these sound tasty!

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      November 17, 2017 at 1:38 PM

      How is it that I’m reading this at 8:30 in the morning and I want it for breakfast? Wonderful flavors and it sounds like a really healthy meal. I need to mix this recipe into our week.

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