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Best Ever Gluten Free Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Best ever gluten free turkey zucchini meatballs are baked to perfection and jam packed with flavor from garlic, parmesan, and of course zucchini!
Gluten Free Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Gluten Free Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Best. Meatballs. Ever. I should just stop writing right now. That’s really all you need to know. Print out the recipe and make them now. They are that good.

On top of it you could even classify them as healthy. Lean turkey, tons of zucchini, gluten free multigrain bread, egg, and parmesan cheese all baked to perfection.

Schar Gluten Free Multi Grain Bread

The Perfect Meatball

The trick to getting the perfect texture in these Turkey Zucchini Meatballs is the gluten free bread. Most people use bread crumbs in meatballs, but zucchini has a lot of moisture. Using gluten free bread, allows the moisture from the zucchini to be absorbed, making for the perfect texture.

I love using Schar’s Multi Grain Bread in this. I feel like it gives it a depth of flavor. Aside from rice flour, it also contains buckwheat, millet, flax seed, and quinoa. All kinds of good things.

Close up of Turkey Zucchini Gluten Free Meatball

Recipe Notes

Turkey Zucchini Meatballs are a snap to make. Start with ground turkey, shred a medium sized cucumber and tear up 2 pieces of multi grain gluten free bread. Squish it all together with an egg, some parmesan cheese, garlic, onion flakes, salt and pepper. It really doesn’t get any easier.

Raw gluten free turkey zucchini meatballs on baking sheet

Recipe Notes:

Zucchini- Be sure to squeeze out your zucchini. It has a lot of moisture in it. I use a cheese grate to get the zucchini really thin.

Gluten Free Multi Grain Bread– You will want to tear it up in little pieces. The bread needs to be able to be easily distributed throughout the mixture.

Ground Turkey- I used a 90% Lean ground turkey for these. You could also use ground chicken.

Gluten Free Turkey Zucchini Meatballs with marinara sauce

I chose to serve these with marinara sauce, but honestly, they are delicious on their own. They would also be great made in a sandwich or served as an appetizer for a party!

Special thanks to Schar for sponsoring this recipe! You can check out all their products on their website!

Gluten Free Turkey Zucchini Meatballs recipe
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4.93 from 14 votes

Best Ever Gluten Free Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Perfectly seasoned turkey meatballs full of zucchini and cheesy goodness. You can't go wrong with these gluten free turkey zucchini meatballs as a main dish, appetizer, or lunch box snack!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 20 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 slices multi grain gluten free bread
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes or 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Tear bread into small pieces.
  • Combine all ingredients and mix together well.
  • Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls (slightly smaller than a ping pong ball).
  • Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  • Serve with marinara sauce.


Serving: 4g


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  • Reply
    Didi Macnow
    December 13, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    I was attracted to this recipe for the five-star ratings, but no one here cooked them, first? I’m making them now – they sound wonderful

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      December 15, 2020 at 2:23 pm

      Hi! I used to have it set so people could rate, but didn’t have to comment, I hope they turned out great!

  • Reply
    December 13, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    I’ve been craving meatballs–these look so good!!

  • Reply
    January 28, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    those look so tasty! so smart to sneak veggies in

  • Reply
    January 28, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    These look so yummy!

  • Reply
    January 26, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I really miss turkey meatballs. The only meat ball I’ve been able to do gluten AND egg free is pork because of the fat. I’m not going to give up because these sound delicious!

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    Alisa Fleming
    January 26, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Those look delicious Amanda. And I’ve never thought to add zucchini! It must provide fantastic moisture.

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    Jereann Zann
    January 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Oh yum! We love meatballs and I’m always looking for ways to sneak veggies like zucchini in!

  • Reply
    January 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Now them’s some yummy looking meatballs! I love that you hid some zucchini in them. You’ve really come up with a great recipe!

  • Reply
    January 26, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I’ve put zucchini in meatloaf. It never occurred to me to put them in meatballs! I checked the website and saw that I can get the Schar bread nearby. And they have a coupon for $2.00 off on the bread! Booyah!!

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    January 26, 2018 at 8:03 am

    I bet the zucchini is so good in those! I’ve never thought of adding them to a meatball and now I definitely need to try.

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    Kaila (The Wanderlust Celiac)
    January 25, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    I love using gluten free bread for meatballs, instead of bread crumbs. I love Schar bread, so I definitely want to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    January 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    These look like the perfect thing to take to a potluck or party! I’m always on the lookout for healthier recipes, and with the super bowl coming up these will definitely be added to my list. Thanks for sharing!


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    January 25, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    I’m all about the hidden veggies in food so love that these meatballs contain zucchini. Looks wonderful!

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    January 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Those look delicious!!!

  • Reply
    January 25, 2018 at 9:28 am

    They look so delicious!! I need to try them

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