Mini meatballs

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
No of Serves: 4-6 (makes 12)

Recipe courtesy of Nutrition Australia ACT


300g lean beef mince

1 carrot, grated

1 zucchini, grated and squeezed

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Extra virgin olive oil spray

Nutrition Information (per serve)

Energy 878 kJ (210 calories)
Protein 22g
Total Fat 8g
Carbohydrates 12g
Saturated Fat 25g
Sugars 3g
Dietary Fibre 2g
Sodium 171mg


  1. Combine mince, carrot, zucchini, paprika, and herbs in a large mixing bowl. Add egg and breadcrumbs and mix well. Roll mixture into small balls and place on a clean plate. Cover and refrigerate for half an hour.
  2. Lightly spray a frypan with oil, or use a non-stick frypan, and cook meatballs in batches for 5 minutes or until fully cooked through.
  3. Insert a toothpick into the meatballs and serve with a tomato salsa.

This recipe was created by Nutrition Australia ACT, and featured in the APD Cookbook, created in collaboration with DAA.

Download the full APD Cookbook by visiting the Australia’s Healthy Weight Week website.

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