Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs
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2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 (28-ounce) cans diced Italian style plum tomatoes, undrained
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1½ teaspoons dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
¼ cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs
¼ cup egg substitute or 1 egg, lightly beaten
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup chopped onion
12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
STEP 1: Make the sauce: Heat one tablespoon of oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for two minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano and sugar. Bring to simmer. Simmer uncovered for 25 to 35 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency.
STEP 2: Make the meatballs: While sauce is simmering, combine turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, black pepper and onion in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into 1-inch meatballs.
STEP 3: Heat one tablespoon of oil in large saucepan over high heat. Add meatballs. Reduce heat to medium and cook until browned on all sides, about 12 minutes, turning frequently. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add meatballs to simmering sauce; cook uncovered 15 minutes.
STEP 4: Serve over spaghetti; sprinkle with cheese.
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