These Turkey Zucchini Poppers are a healthy, low carb meal or snack packed with Mexican flavors.
Turkey Zucchini Poppers
After Friday’s extreme sweet treat, I thought I needed to go extra clean for you. I whipped up these delicious Turkey Zucchini Poppers for our Saturday night snack/dinner night. Do you ever do that? Just make appetizers for dinner? I love to do that. We had these with some cut up veggies and our favorite Ranch Cottage Cheese dip.
They may be simple but they are full of flavor. I couldn’t decide if I liked them better dipped in the salsa or the cottage cheese dip. Umm umm good. Guacamole would be fabulous too.
The next time I make them I’m going the Italian route. Easily substitute basil for the cilantro and serve it up with a yummy homemade marinara.
We are actually having the leftovers tonight in a rice bowl. So versatile. 🙂
1 lb ground turkey or chicken
2 cups zucchini, grated and water squeezed out (approx 2 medium sized zucchini)
2 green onions, sliced
4 tablespoon cilantro, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Mix raw ground meat with zucchini, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Drizzle a little coconut oil or olive oil onto a baking sheet.
Roll meat mixture into about 1 – 1 ½ inch meatballs and place on the greased pan.
Bake at 400 degrees 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through. Place under the broiler for an additional 2-3 minutes or until browned on top (careful not to burn)
*** You can also fry them in coconut oil or olive oil if you’d like them a little more crunchy brown.
Turkey Zucchini Poppers
- 1 lb ground turkey or chicken 93% or leaner
- 2 cups zucchini grated and water squeezed out (approx 2 medium sized zucchini)
- 2 green onions sliced
- 4 tablespoon cilantro minced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Mix raw ground meat with zucchini, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper.
- Drizzle a little coconut oil or olive oil onto a baking sheet.
- Roll meat mixture into about 1 - 1 ½ inch meatballs and place on the greased pan.
- Bake at 400 degrees 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through. Place under the broiler for an additional 2-3 minutes or until browned on top (careful not to burn)
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Delicious idea! I added an egg and my own blend of seasonings to spice it up a bit.
These were very good, but desperately needed salt. Im not sure if it was left off the recipe or not, but I added about 1/2 teaspoon and they needed more.
Surya-Patricia Lane Hood
Would you kindly tell me what a “popper” is? I know what a jalapeno popper is, sort of but I’m not familiar with the term “popper”.
Alice answered it perfectly! 🙂
‘Popper is referring to finger foods, but sized items you ‘pop in your mouth.
I just had to change the recipe to “make it mine.” I added a heaping tablespoon of Helman’s Mayonaise and 1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used a taco mix of cheddar, mont. jack and provolone. Micx well and just follow recipe. They look a bit more “done” than the pictures and the additions make them taste much better than the plain recipe.
These sound sooo good! Thanks for linking up at Found & Foraged!
Sharon - Her Organized Chaos
This looks so great! I can’t wait to try it. Pinning and sharing. Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! I can’t wait to see what you have lined up for this week.
Her Organized Chaos
I AM SO MAKING THESE TOMORROW FOR LUNCH! Gotta get the ingredients first, heck yes – YUMMM!
What a great appetizer! Happy St. Patrick’s Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Yum, yum!!! What a fun departure from the typical turkey/chicken meatball- can’t wait to try! Pinning for sure. 🙂 Appreciate you linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!
Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
Joy @ Joy Love Food
These sound so good! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!
I make those very often, one of my favorite combinations!
I love the flavor combination in these and they look great! I want some! 🙂 I would love for you to share these poppers on my new link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! Yum!
These sound delicious!! I’m pinning the recipe to make in the summer when I have lots of zucchini. Thanks so much for sharing!
Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M
I’ve seen a couple of zucchini popper recipes this week. I NEED to make some. That sounds like a great project for this weekend. These look absolutely delicious.
These look so good, and we have tons of grated zucchini in our freezer from last year. We’re going to have to try these.
Yum! We love zucchini! I’ll be trying these with chicken and/or pork! Looks so good!
Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness
These look so yummy and healthy… perfect for lunch and dinner! I’m always on the lookout for easy dinners/lunches so I’m totally putting this in the repertoire! 🙂
How much salt? Recipe doesn’t say and dictations say add it….