Fall is here and pumpkin is everywhere! Pumpkin is so versatile that I honestly use it all year round. I keep a can in my pantry, if not two! These Pumpkin Zucchini Meatballs are always on the menu around this time of year and are also easy meal prep items. I love taking them to holiday events because they are a great finger food and don’t require a lot of prep time.
Easy Meal Prep Idea!
A great thing about meatballs is they are usually a quick dish. Once everything is chopped, it’s basically a one bowl dish which makes clean up a breeze.
Once you’ve got all your ingredients together, mix everything up until it is well incorporated. The pumpkin in this recipe dish is very suttle and gives the meatballs a nice moisture to them. The zucchini also helps with that and ensures the meatballs aren’t dry. Once you’ve got everything mixed, it’s time to scoop out your meatballs. I like to use a one and half tablespoon scoop for my meatballs. It helps to keep them about the same size and makes portioning them out a breeze.
I recently started using these non stick mats that fit perfectly on my oven trays. Not only do they make clean up a breeze but they eliminate me having to use any non stick spray or oils. You can easily find them online or your local grocery store. I have even seen them on Groupon lately and also Amazon and my local Walmart.
Once you’ve got them all portioned out, put them in the oven at 400° for 25-30 minutes and you’re all set. I like to serve these Pumpkin Zucchini Meatballs over spaghetti squash, pasta, or make meatball sandwiches out of them. Either way, they’re delicious and a great fall treat!
You can also pair these with a side of Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash. This type of squash is only available for a short time during the year so I try to use it as much as possible before it is out of season again.Print
Pumpkin Zucchini Meatballs
Delicious and healthy pumpkin zucchini meatballs that are perfect for holiday gatherings!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 22 meatballs
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
1lb Jennie-O Lean Ground Turkey 93/7
1/2 cup Pumpkin
1 tsp Garlic
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Add all ingredients into mixing bowl and mix well
- Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop, scoop out 22 mini meatballs
- Place meatballs on lined baking tray and bake for 25 minutes
- Serve and enjoy!
For this recipe I used lean ground turkey but you can also use ground beef, chicken, or pork. All flavors work well with any ground meat.
You may also choose to make larger sized meatballs but please note that this will change the cook time.
- Serving Size: 22
- Calories: 39
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 24
- Fat: 2
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Protein: 4
Keywords: dinner, healthy, meatballs, ground meat, pumpkin, holiday,