Turkey Zucchini Poppers

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  • 1 pound ground turkey (or chicken)
  • 2 cups zucchini (grated and water squeezed out, approx 2 medium sized zucchini)
  • 2 green onions (sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro (minced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound 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 tablespoons cilantro (minced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium10% DV230mg
    Fat28% DV18g
    Protein78% DV40g
    Carbs2% DV7g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories370Calories from Fat160
    Total Fat18g28%
    Saturated Fat4.5g23%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat160
    Total Carbohydrate7g2%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C45%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Katie 6 months ago
    Great, have already made it three times in a couple of weeks. And also doing as ginger food for a big family bbq this weekend cos they are so easy :)
    Amanda Martin-Tully 6 months ago
    Used these as burger patties and they were amazing
    Renée B. 7 months ago
    Added pine nuts and tossed in tomato pasta sauce with feta kids loved it!
    Lady Lynn 7 months ago
    These were very good. Slightly bland. Next time I made them, I combined with ingredients from recipe immediately below this one and turned out very good. 2 green onions, 1 Tbls of cilantro, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp each of pepper and salt. No butter. No cheese. Great just the way they were.
    Maggie Brizuela 7 months ago
    Pretty good. Easy to make but kind of bland, will add different spices next time. Make sure to really squeeze the water out of the zucchini. My 15 month old gobbles them up
    Reaves 8 months ago
    Great loved them. Will make them again
    Ashley Sorrow 8 months ago
    Pretty good, I’ll go a little heavier on spices and maybe add paprika next time. But definitely saving this recipe.
    Marie Stefanowicz 8 months ago
    I thought these came out really good! I liked the use of salsa for dipping. They’re simple, and freezable
    lissa bates 8 months ago
    Kinda blah, so I added some Siracha.
    Stef Chu 8 months ago
    Super tasty! Simple to make, easy to adjust flavours as you wish. Surprisingly filling.
    Tomashewsky Hillaby 9 months ago
    i made a very large batch as part if my food prepping plan so i could freeze them. first batch i did as per the recipe they were ok. i then added Epicure minced garlic, Epicure roasted garlic, Epicure all purpose seasoning sea salt and some diced red onion for some extra flavour. they turned out awesome. made about 60 balls and froze 40 of them to add to soups and pasta dishes in the future.
    Allen Dolberg 9 months ago
    Not very flavorful. Would not make again.
    L 9 months ago
    Good and easy to make with ingredients I had on hand. Placed meatballs on lettuce tomato salad w Italian dressing and topped with Parmesan for an easy lunch. Needed a sauce so I added a little spicy mustard. I included 4-5 garlic cloves minced and used 5-6 tablespoons fresh cilantro to up the flavors. I left the two whole (greens and white) scallions as the recipe indicates. Needed salt so I sprinkled salad with salt and pepper and it was good.
    Jes Brosnan 9 months ago
    Needs a little something else...almost great. Maybe add onion or cheese? I used cilantro that was not fresh so I’m sure that did not help...tip use fresh cilantro...good recipe but is definitely needing something else.
    Linda B. a year ago
    For my taste they need more seasoning. Otherwise tasty
    Sofia P. a year ago
    Pretty good just made, delicious next day! Flavor really opens up after a day or two in the fridge. Perfect “cook over the weekend, packed lunch” food!
    Sarah M. a year ago
    Great! I added my own herbs/spices, but the base is solid.
    Valerie Sunshine a year ago
    They were easy to make. I would like to add feta cheese to the mixture if I made this again. Also- they would work better as an appetizer than an entree. I ate them as an entree 🙄 Good flavor, just needed something else, like cheese!
    Ashley a year ago
    I love this recipe as a starter. I added an egg as well as some seasoning salt, garlic, basil...just flavors that i really like. (The seasoning in this recipe is pretty bland which is ok!) Flavor to your own taste! You can basically play with that each time. They came out so yummy and were excellent as left-overs.
    Lori Sari a year ago
    These are really delicious! I made them as an appetizer for Easter but I had to taste a few to make sure they turned out okay. 😋 Instead of cilantro and green onion, I used dried minced onion, dried basil, and Italian seasoning along with the garlic, salt, and pepper. I also added an egg as one of the reviewers suggested. Will definitely make again!
    Robin 2 years ago
    I did substitute the cilantro for basil as my husband does not like cilantro. Plus I only added 3 Tbs not 4 and sprinkled in a little cheese last minute. Great easy snack! Will make again.
    Kari Oommen 2 years ago
    I omitted the cilantro and added Italian seasoning & Old Bay. Super versatile. Can be used as the main meat with sides, or in a sub or with pasta & sauce. Love the zucchini in this recipe. A sneaky way of adding more veggies without my kids realizing it.
    Lauren Ferris 2 years ago
    I wasn’t too into the texture but my kids (8 Months & 2 years) loves them. Great way to get them veggies.
    Kristin 2 years ago
    Really good! Made mine with chicken
    Michele K. 2 years ago
    Awesome and very tasty. I have recommended this recipe to so many of my friends
    Merrill S. 3 years ago
    They turned out really bland the first time I made them. which was a surprise since they smelled amazing out of the oven. I added salt to the next batch, and tried Angela P's suggestion of using an egg for better binding. Much better!
    Turned out quite bland and tasteless - didn't really like this recipe much. Also quite dry, but that could be me holding it on grill too long.
    livlaughlovelivvie 3 years ago
    I added some chopped jalapeno's. Awesome. I also baggie them up,5 per baggie. Great healthy snack or meal.
    Angela P. 3 years ago
    Amazing! I didn't squeeze water out of zucchini and added 1 egg for binding. Baked on 450 first 10 min to seal moisture then lowered to 400. Moist flavorful light guiltless. Love it
    Tricia N. 3 years ago
    These were really great as appetizers but truly make a dinner as well. I did add salt and pepper though,