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Mini Chicken + Carrot Meatballs

These Mini Chicken + Carrot Meatballs are a perfect first finger food for baby, but don't be surprised when the rest of the family starts popping them in their mouths as well!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 mini meatballs
Author: Michele Olivier


  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/4 cup applesauce or apple puree
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, silicone mat or tin foil.
  • In a large bowl, place all of the ingredients. Gently fold together with your hands or spatula until everything is well incorporated. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Roll meat mixture into 1″ balls. I find it helps to wet your hands throughout the process.
  • Place the meatballs onto the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and gently browned.


Age: 8 Months and up
Yield: 24-30 meatballs depending on size
Storage: you can store these meatballs in an airtight contatiner in the fridege for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.