Turkey Meatballs and Pasta

Turkey Meatballs and Pasta

Making your own meatballs is easier than you think. Especially these babies: baked with ground chickpeas, fresh parsley and lean ground turkey. Ready in under 60 minutes!

Makes 6 servings 6
Prep time Under 30 minutes PTM
Total time Less than 1 hour PTM
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Nutritional Information

Calories 400 Fat 4g
Protein 34g Cholesterol 35mg
Carbohydrates 62g Sodium 100mg
Fiber 11g Saturated Fat 0.5g
Sugars 4g


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.

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