Spaghetti With Turkey Meatballs
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ of recipeCalories445Total Fat13 gSaturated Fat4 gSodium863 mgTotal Carbohydrate53 gDietary Fiber3.5 gProtein29 g
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresSpaghetti4 ouncesGround turkey4 ouncesItalian-style turkey or chicken sausage, casings removed if possible4 ouncesEgg white1Grated Parmesan cheese2 + 1 tablespoonsFlat-leaf parsley, chopped2 + 1 tablespoonsGarlic cloves, minced1 + 1Dried thyme½ teaspoonSalt1/8 teaspoonFreshly ground pepper to tasteOlive oil2 teaspoonsSmall white onion, chopped½Crushed tomatoes14-ounce can
  • Directions
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, sausage, egg white, Parmesan, parsley, 1 garlic clove, thyme, salt, and pepper. Form mixture into 1-inch balls and set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting fat and salt.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 2-3 minutes, until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer about 5 minutes, until sauce thickens slightly.
  • Add meatballs to sauce, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer about 15 minutes, turning meatballs occasionally, until meatballs are cooked through.
  • Serve meatballs and sauce over pasta, and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and parsley.

  • Exchanges
    3 medium-fat meats; 2 starches; 1 vegetable

    Side Suggestions: Tossed Green Salad

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