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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230 gm Spaghetti, dry (Enough to make 4 cups of cooked pasta)
227 gm Ground turkey, extra lean
3/4 cup Bread crumbs, plain
1 tsp Italian seasoning, no sodium added
2 3/4 tbsp Basil pesto
1 large egg Egg white
1/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)
2 cup Tomato sauce, canned (chunky sauce)


  1. Prepare pasta as per package instructions.
  2. Mix the turkey, breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, pesto, egg white, and salt in a medium bowl. Using moistened hands, form the mixture into 8 meatballs.
  3. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce over the bottom of a skillet on medium heat. 
  4. Place meatballs in a single layer in the sauce. Spoon the remaining sauce over the meatballs. Bring to a simmer, cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until meatballs are cooked through, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  5. To serve, divide pasta between bowls. Top with meatballs and sauce.
  6. Serve with a side of your favorite vegetables. 


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 427
Calories from fat 86
Calories from saturated fat 13.3
Total Fat 9.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 27.8 mg
Sodium 1073 mg
Potassium 736 mg
Total Carbohydrate 64 g
Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
Sugars 6.0 g
Protein 23.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.8
Meat 0.6
Meat Alternative 0.1
Vegetables 0.9

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