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The Juiciest Turkey Meatballs. A must try recipe!

The Juiciest Turkey Meatballs. A must try recipe!

Feb 21, 2023The Little Lunchbox Co

Family Friendly Meals

We're back with another family friendly recipe and this time we're cooking up some Fruity Tomato Meatball Bites. These are a great weekday dinner as they're quick to do and loved by the whole family - everyone from dad to the fussiest of eaters.

You only need a few simple ingredients and they're great for using over several weekday dinners. Just swap our tomato sauce with BBQ, Sweet & Sour or a simple Marinara sauce.. 

Why try these meatballs?  

Firstly they're super juicy and moist from the grated apple, oat flour and milk which helps to bind the mixture during cooking. Secondly, they're double-cooked! We've baked them first, then finished them in our sweet, tomato sauce to lock in all those wonderful flavours and juicy moisture. 

Health Benefits

We've made this using lean turkey breast - which provides essential building blocks for children especially during their growing years. We have also opted for oat flour which makes these meatball bites gluten-free with no noticeable difference at all. Finally, in addition to some seasoning, we believe grated fruit adds a natural sweetness which works fantastic with our meatball bites. 


These meatball bites can also be used as a healthy easy pack lunch idea for toddlers, kids and teens in school. We would recommend using the marinara sauce in a baguette to make a delicious meatball sub.

Here's everything you'll need to make this

 Tomato Sauce
• 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
• 1 small shallot
• 1 garlic clove
• 1 x 400g chopped tomatoes
• 2 Tbsp tomato ketchup
• 1 tsp brown sugar
• 4 Tbsp water
• 1/2 tea spoon Salt

Turkey Meatballs
• 250g Turkey Mince
• 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
• 40g Oat Flour
• 55ml Milk
• 1x Grated Apple
• ½ teaspoon thyme
• ½ teaspoon salt/black pepper

Here's our 60 second recipe for this dish. We would love it if you could tag us with your lovely creations and to like, comment and share if you would like to see more recipes from our blog soon. 


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