Italian Turkey Meatballs and Pasta

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 417.5
  • Total Fat: 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,180.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 37.1 g

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Turkey Meatballs Turkey Meatballs
Number of Servings: 4


    1 lb of 99% fat free ground turkey
    1 (or 2) tsp of worcestershire sauce
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 tsp of basil
    2 pieces of finely chopped sun-dried tomato (which is optional)
    1/2 cup of bread crumbs
    1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
    1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
    1 clove finely chopped/crushed garlic
    2 cups prego spaghetti sauce
    pasta - whole wheat elbows


Makes about 20 meatballs. Serving size is about 5 meatballs.

Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl, except for 1/4 cup of the parmesan (you'll use the other 1/4 for the top). Of course, don't mix the spaghetti sauce and pasta in a mixing bowl. The sun dried tomatoes are optional. Shape into about 20 meatballs 1 /12 inches in diameter. Place meatballs in a medium heated pan and lightly brown all around. Keep turning to prevent overbrowning. I like to just move the pan back and forth constantly. When lightly browned, place in a glass baking pan and add the spaghetti or marinara sauce over top. Sprinkle the other 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese over the top (or low fat mozzarella). Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes to ensure they're done all the way. Make pasta per box directions. Great for dinner or taking lunch to work! Good source of fiber and protein!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JFORTN03.