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Hidden Veggie Meatballs

No fighting your kids to eat these veggies.

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Hidden Veggie Meatballs

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Servings: 7-8 (makes 26 meatballs)

1 large carrot, shredded

1 zucchini, shredded

1 pound ground beef

1 pound ground pork

¼ cup parmesan, grated

¼ cup onion, minced

¼ cup parsley, minced

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 eggs

1 cup bread crumbs

Marinara Sauce

16 ounces spaghetti, cooked

Parmesan, for garnish


1. Place shredded carrot and zucchini on a clean towel and wring out as much liquid as possible.

2. Place strained carrot and zucchini in a bowl and add ground beef, ground pork, parmesan, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and eggs. Mix until just combined.

3. Grab about a ¼ cup of the mixture and roll into a ball.

4. Either pan-fry the meatballs over medium-high heat until all sides are golden brown, about 10 minutes, and pour marinara sauce into the pan. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. Or you can bake them on a piece of parchment paper at 250˚F/180˚C for 30-35 minutes, flipping after the first 15 minutes. Warm up marinara sauce on the side.

5. Serve with cooked spaghetti and parmesan cheese.

6. Enjoy!