• 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
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NutritionView more



Calories190Calories from Fat80
Total Fat9g14%
Saturated Fat2.5g13%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat80
Total Carbohydrate3g1%
Dietary Fiber<1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

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


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Sarah M. 20 days ago
Great! I added my own herbs/spices, but the base is solid.
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 21 Jun
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 31 Mar
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 5 Feb
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 6 Dec 2017
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 21 Oct 2017
I wasn’t too into the texture but my kids (8 Months & 2 years) loves them. Great way to get them veggies.
Kristin 23 Sep 2017
Really good! Made mine with chicken
Michele K. 19 May 2017
Awesome and very tasty. I have recommended this recipe to so many of my friends
Merrill S. 29 Jan 2017
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.
a d. 31 Jul 2016
Fantastic!!! I added a few ingredients...instead of salt I added some Kikkoman Ponzu (Lime or Lemon), some grated ginger and a little sesame seed oil (olive oil good too)! I used chicken breast instead of turkey and quick chopped the chicken in my Cuisinart.
livlaughlovelivvie 30 Jun 2016
I added some chopped jalapeno's. Awesome. I also baggie them up,5 per baggie. Great healthy snack or meal.
Angela P. 28 Jun 2016
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. 26 Jun 2016
These were really great as appetizers but truly make a dinner as well. I did add salt and pepper though,
Amanda C. 22 Feb 2016
So delicious and great to keep in the freezer, I just take out a few for lunch and fry them up. I added extra garlic for a bit more punch.