Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Bocconcini Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta with turkey meatballs and bocconcini recipe? Learn how to make Pasta with turkey meatballs and bocconcini using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by boydmer8482

Makes 4 servings



Dark-meat turkey yields more tender meatballs than turkey breast. Tossing the hot pasta with the meatballs and bocconcini melts the cheese a bit. Look for bocconcini at specialty food stores and Italian markets, as well as many supermarkets; they're usually packaged in water or whey for freshness.

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta with turkey meatballs and bocconcini

3/4 pound ground turkey (93 percent lean, dark meat)
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons butter
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
8 ounces pasta
1/2 pint mozzarella cheese

Recipe Directions for Pasta with turkey meatballs and bocconcini

  1. Set a large pot of salted water to boil. In a large bowl, combine turkey, breadcrumbs, garlic, egg, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, 1/4 cup parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix to combine. Using a level 1-tablespoon measure for each, form mixture into meatballs (you should have about 24).

  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high. Add meatballs, and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over, 5 to 7 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups water; simmer, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are cooked through and liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup, 10 to 12 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook until they begin to soften, about 1 minute.

  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain, return to pot, and place on the still-warm burner. Add bocconcini, meatballs and sauce, remaining 1/4 cup parsley, remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan, and remaining tablespoon butter. Season with salt and pepper, and toss until combined.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 286.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
590
Calories from Fat
247
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.5g
42%
Saturated Fat
11.1g
55%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
217mg
72%
Sodium
466mg
19%
Potassium
622mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
41.2g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
2.7g
Protein
42.9g
Vitamin A 34% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 35% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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