Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs
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3 Reviews
Spaghetti and turkey meatballs makes the traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe healthier. Create this entrée for a meal the whole family loves.
20 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

Sauce

2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 small (1/2 cup)
onion, chopped
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1 (28-ounce) can
crushed tomatoes
1 (14.5-ounce) can
diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 teaspoons
Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon
sugar

Sauce

1/2 teaspoon
salt

Sauce

1/4 teaspoon
pepper

Meatball

1 (20-ounce) package
lean ground turkey
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1/2 cup
finely crushed saltine crackers
2 tablespoons
grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons
chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
pepper

Spaghetti

12 ounces
uncooked dried spaghetti
 
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Directions

  1. Melt butter in 4-quart saucepan until sizzling; add onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Add all remaining sauce ingredients. Continue cooking 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, 30-40 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  3. Heat oven to 450°F.
  4. Combine all meatball ingredients in bowl. Shape mixture into 24 (1 1/2-inch) balls; place onto greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 10-13 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
  5. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Keep warm.
  6. Stir meatballs into sauce; serve over hot cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
500
Cholesterol
115mg
Carbohydrates
62g
Protein
30g
Fat
15g
Sodium
900mg
Dietary Fiber
5g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

I didn't make the spaghetti sauce, but I did make the meatballs. I have never made meatballs w/o putting a little chopped onion in them. I followed your recipe and added about 1/4 cup finely chopped onion. They were a real hit; had wonderful flavor. Next time I will try the sauce, too. Thanks.

Rating

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Rating

Bland. The sauce didn't cling to the noodles since it was so thin. If I did happen to make it again I would add some tomato paste to thicken the sauce and I would add more seasoning to both the sauce and meatballs. The only plus to this dish was it didn't make me feel heavy like most spaghetti dishes do.

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