Broccoli & turkey meatballs with ricotta, basil, lime & honey fettuccine
This recipe for broccoli & turkey meatballs with ricotta, basil, lime & honey fettuccine is a great way to get your kids to eat some more veggies, as the taste of the broccoli in the turkey meatball is just delicious! I’ve made quite a lot of different meatball recipes in the past: lamb meatballs with tomato rice, lamb meatballs with a red curry, pork & tarragon meatballs, spaghetti meatballs and turmeric meatballs. But I had never actually used a vegetable in my meatballs.
I’ve used turkey mince for this recipe as I wanted to make it quite lean and light as well. The sauce that goes with these meatballs is heavier though as we’re using ricotta. To make it a little bit sweeter I’ve added some local honey and basil as well. To make sure we get enough of that lovely broccoli into our meal, I’ve used half the broccoli in the meatballs and the other half has gone into the sauce.
It’s so easy to make and there isn’t much that can go wrong as there isn’t much technique required. If you don’t have an oven you also also very easily pan fry these meatballs.
|1 medium sized broccoli|
|450g turkey mince|
|10tablespoons dried breadcrumbs (panko)|
|1 medium sized red onion|
|2-3tablespoons local honey|
|75g fresh basil|
|smoked salt & pepper|