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Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs

Using lean ground turkey (which boasts 65% less fat than beef), these meatballs are the stuff of legend. Add them to classic Italian Spaghetti and you have a legendary meal that’s also kid-friendly!

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servings Makes 6 servings 6
preparation time PREP Under 30 minutes
total time TOTAL Less than 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. SAUCE
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano and sugar. Bring to simmer. Simmer, uncovered, 25 to 35 minutes or until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  3. MEATBALLS
  4. While sauce is simmering, in large bowl combine turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, black pepper and onion. Mix well and shape into 1-inch meatballs. In skillet over high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil. Heat until hot. 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. Serve over spaghetti; sprinkle with cheese.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION

Per Serving

Calories380

Protein27g

Carbohydrates42g

Fiber7g

Sugars15g

Fat13g

Cholesterol85mg

Sodium700mg

Saturated Fat3g

MADE WITH

Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey

Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey

cooking temperature 165°F

Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Learn how to safely handle turkey

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