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Zucchini Meatballs

The best way to sneak veggies into your next dinner!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Servings - 16 meatballs


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded (about 1 1/4 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, to top meatballs
  • Pasta & Sauce
  • Favorite veggie side, we had green beans!


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, zucchini shreds, egg, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Form into large meatballs, mine were about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter and I made 16 meatballs.
  • Place into a glass baking dish (I used a smaller 7x11 glass dish, what you see above).
  • Then top each meatballs with a little pasta sauce.
  • Bake the meatballs in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time will vary depending on size and thickness of the meatballs.
  • Cook the pasta as directed.
  • Prepare veggies.
  • Serve Zucchini Meatballs over pasta and sauce with side of veggies.