Garden Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
40 min 35 min 8
Garden Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs
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2 tsp, leaves Basil, dried (1 tsp for meatballs, 1 tsp for pasta sauce)
1 tsp Black pepper (divide between meatballs and pasta sauce)
1 cup Bread crumbs, seasoned
1 medium Carrots (peeled and grated)
454 gm Ground turkey, extra lean
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
2 stalk(s) Green onion (minced)
2 cup Marinara pasta sauce (or your choice of store bought pasta sauce)
1/2 cup Olive Oil, Extra Virgin (1/3 cup for pasta sauce and the rest for the meatballs)
1 tsp Oregano, dried (dried leaves)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 1/2 cup Pasta, Penne, dry
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (diced)
1 dash Salt (to taste)
1 cup Spinach (fresh, chopped)
2 tbsp Tomato ketchup
1 medium Yellow onion (finely chopped)
1 medium Zucchini (grated)


To make Meatballs:
Heat oven to 375°F. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with no-stick cooking spray.

Mix turkey, spinach, green onions, oregano, basil, ketchup, salt, pepper, bread crumbs and cheese in large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place in prepared baking dish. Bake 15 minutes or until fully cooked.

To make Garden Pasta:
Cook pasta as instructed on the package. Once cooked al-dente, drain the water and place in a large covered bowl.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Sauté 3 minutes. Add zucchini, bell pepper and carrot. Cook 2 minutes. Add marinara sauce and basil. Cook and stir until heated through.

Add the sauce to cooked pasta. Toss to coat. Divide pasta mixture between 8 plates. Top each with meatballs. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 414
Calories from fat 166
Calories from saturated fat 33
Total Fat 18.4 g
Saturated Fat 3.7 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.5 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 802 mg
Potassium 609 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43 g
Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
Sugars 7.9 g
Protein 20.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.4
Meat 0.6
Milk Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 1.0

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