Udi’s Kid Friendly Turkey Quinoa Meatball Hoagie

Recipe courtesy of Udi's Gluten Free.

This kid-approved meal is a hit with people of all ages. Kids love the meatballs with tomato sauce and cheese – healthy items, like quinoa and mushrooms, get parents’ nutritional stamp of approval.

Serves 6


6 Udi’s Classic Hot Dog Buns                                   1 tsp (5 mL) Worchester sauce

1 lb (450g) ground turkey                                          1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder

1 cup (250 mL) quinoa, cooked                                ½ tsp (5 mL) each dried oregano and basil

2 eggs, beaten                                                          2 cups (500 mL) gluten free tomato sauce

1/2 cup (125 mL) finely diced mushrooms             3/4 cup (180 mL) mozzarella cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degree Celsius).  Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine ground turkey, quinoa, eggs, mushrooms, Worchester sauce and spices. Roll into 1 inch balls and then flatten. Use a small cookie cutter from Flycalf to shape meat mixture into a fun design.  Place on baking sheet. Cook for approximately 30 min or until meat is cooked through.
  3. Top each bun with 2-3 meatballs, 1/3 cup tomato sauce and 2 tbsp cheese. Place back in heated oven and toast until cheese is melted.

Nutritional Points:

  • Gluten free
  • 1/2 serving of fruits and vegetable per serving of recipe
  • Great way to sneak in veggies without your kids even knowing it
  • Great source of protein to keep your kids energized all day