Amazing Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti
- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 408.5
- Total Fat: 10.7 g
- Cholesterol: 57.2 mg
- Sodium: 396.9 mg
- Total Carbs: 52.2 g
- Dietary Fiber: 8.9 g
- Protein: 27.3 g
IntroductionTender, flavorful meatballs made with very lean turkey with a veggie packed sauce makes for a delicious low cal meal. Tender, flavorful meatballs made with very lean turkey with a veggie packed sauce makes for a delicious low cal meal.
1 pound extra lean ground turkey
1/3 c fresh or dry whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 c lowfat Greek yogurt
1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
6 cups cooked whole wheat pasta
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp dried basil
1 1/2 c zucchini, diced
1 small yellow pepper, diced
4 c vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped, juices reserved (or use canned no salt added diced tomatoes with juices)
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 c red wine (my fave is Two Oceans Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon)
extra parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
Calorie count does not include optional Parmesan.
If you would not like to use red wine, simply omit and replace with 1/2 c water. Calorie count will be reduced by approximately 60 cals/serving.
Sodium is calculated for this recipe using 1/4 tsp in the sauce and 1/4 tsp in the meatballs.
Meanwhile, make sauce:
In a large skillet or deep saute pan, heat oil on medium. Add mushrooms and garlic and basil and cook until mushrooms are softened and garlic is fragrant, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in zuchinni and pepper and saute 2 mins. Add tomatoes and juices and red wine and simmer until tomatoes break down to form a sauce, about 5-10 mins.
When meatballs are done, add them to the sauce and gently stir and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve with cooked whole wheat spaghetti and additional grated Parmesan, if desired
Serving Size: Makes 6 servings (1 c spaghetti and 6 meatballs with sauce)
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TASHMONEY13.