Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 4
Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs
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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)


1. Spread 1 cup pasta sauce over bottom of skillet on medium heat. 

2. Mix turkey, breadcrumbs, pesto, egg white and salt in medium bowl. Using moistened hands, form mixture into 8 meatballs.


3. 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.

4. 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.


5. Serve with a side of your favorite vegetables. 


To make this recipe lighter - use zucchini noodles as your pasta!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 433
Calories from fat 87
Calories from saturated fat 13.9
Total Fat 9.7 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.1 g
Cholesterol 28.0 mg
Sodium 1397 mg
Potassium 748 mg
Total Carbohydrate 65 g
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
Sugars 6.1 g
Protein 23.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.8
Meat 0.6
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 0.9

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