Turkey Meatballs and Pasta
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1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
⅓ cup chopped parsley
½ tablespoon freshly ground pepper
1 cup garbanzo beans, pureed
½ cup egg substitute
1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 medium tomato, chopped or 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 cups uncooked whole wheat pasta
STEP 1: Heat oven to 375ºF.
STEP 2: Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
STEP 3: Mix turkey, parsley, pepper, beans and egg in a large bowl. Roll turkey mixture into ½-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake meatballs for 20 minutes or until well-done. Always cook to 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer.
STEP 4: While meatballs are cooking, heat tomato sauce, garlic and fresh tomato or tomato paste in a saucepan. Once meatballs are finished cooking, add to sauce and simmer for 15 minutes.
STEP 5: Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Top pasta with meatballs and sauce.
Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.Learn how to safely handle turkey.