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A plate of several turkey and zucchini meatball poppers with a small bowl of salsa

Turkey Zucchini Poppers

These Turkey Zucchini Poppers are a healthy, low carb meal or snack packed with Mexican flavors.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 29kcal


  • 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)


Serving: 1popper | Calories: 29kcal | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 68mg | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg