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Turkey Zucchini Poppers {with Buffalo Dipping Sauce}

Turkey Zucchini Poppers {with Buffalo Dipping Sauce}

These scrumptious Turkey Zucchini Poppers are a low calorie, gluten free finger food that you can just pop right in your mouth! The Buffalo Dipping Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to add a little kick!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Ground turkey,zucchini,hot sauce,low calorie cream cheese,
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 132kcal
Author Nicole Crocker


For the Turkey Zucchini Poppers

  • 1 Pound Ground turkey ,I like to use 85%-90%lean anything more can be a little dry
  • 2 Cups Grated Zucchini ,peel on
  • 2-3 Chopped scallions
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Cilantro ,chopped
  • 1 Clove Garlic ,chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • )il for cooking Mom used coconut oil

For the Buffalo Dipping Sauce

  • 4 Ounces Light cream cheese ,softened (light or full fat)
  • 1/2 Cup light sour cream ,light or full fat
  • 1/2 Cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
  • 2 Scallions chopped
  • 1/2 Cups Light shredded cheddar cheese


For the Turkey Zucchini Poppers

  • Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat.
  • In a large bowl mix together turkey, zucchini, scallions, cilantro, garlic, salt and pepper. Mixture will be quite wet.
  • Drop a heaping tablespoon sized scoop of mixture into the heated skillet. Cook about 8-10 at a time. Don't over crowd pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes and then flip over. Cook another 4-5 minutes or until meatball is cooked through. Remove to serving dish.

For the Buffalo Dipping Sauce

  • Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F
  • In a medium bowl mix all ingredients except for the cheddar cheese.
  • Pour into a small baking dish. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with some chopped scallions and serve.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 903mg | Potassium: 334mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.7mg