Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

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10 min 20 min 30 min 4


3/4 cup Bread crumbs, seasoned (Italian seasoning)
1 large egg Egg white
227 gm Ground turkey, extra lean
230 gm Spaghetti, dry (Enough to make 4 cups of cooked pasta)
2 3/4 tbsp Basil pesto
1/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)
2 cup Tomato sauce, canned (chunky sauce)


Spread 1 cup pasta sauce over bottom of heavy medium skillet.

Mix turkey, breadcrumbs, pesto, egg white and salt in medium bowl. Using moistened hands, form mixture into 8 meatballs. Place meatballs in single layer in sauce. Spoon remaining sauce over. Bring to simmer. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until meatballs are cooked through, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta; divide between bowls. Top with meatballs and sauce. Serve with a vegetable side.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 443
Calories from fat 77
Calories from saturated fat 13.7
Total Fat 8.6 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 1232 mg
Potassium 763 mg
Total Carbohydrate 65 g
Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
Sugars 8.6 g
Protein 26.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.8
Meat 0.6
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 0.9

Energy sources

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