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Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Turkey Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Turkey Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rlcesaro

Makes 6 servings



Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti (recipe by Ellie Krieger of the Food Network)

Recipe Ingredients for Turkey Meatballs

1 Cooking spray
1 pound ground turkey meat
1 slice fresh whole-wheat bread, crusts removed, pulsed into crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
1/2 cup finely grated carrot
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves, plus more for garnish
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Freshly ground black pepper
16 ounces spaghetti

Recipe Directions for Turkey Meatballs

  1. Preheat the broiler. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine the turkey with all other ingredients in a large work bowl. Form into 2 1/2 -inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes, or until browned and almost entirely cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, remove rosemary sprig from sauce and add fresh basil. Add the meatballs to the sauce, cover, and cook additional 10 minutes, or until sauce has slightly thickened and meatballs have absorbed some of the sauce. While the meatballs are cooking, cook the whole-wheat spaghetti according to package directions.

  3. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Add the sauce and meatballs, toss and heat through over medium heat. Divide evenly among 4 pasta bowls and garnish with parsley and 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan.

  4. Yield: 6 servings (1 serving equals about 1 1/3 cups pasta and sauce, plus 2 meatballs

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 189.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
78
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.7g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
134mg
45%
Sodium
371mg
15%
Potassium
219mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
45.9g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0.9g
4%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
26.9g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 8% Iron 26%
* 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 saturated fat
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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