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 861 kJ (206 calories)
Protein 18g
Total Fat 9g
Carbohydrates 12g
Saturated Fat 3g
Sugars 3g
Dietary Fibre 2g
Sodium 159mg


  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 featured in the 2017 Australia’s Healthy Weight Week, APD Cookbook, created in collaboration with DAA.