Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs
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Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti and turkey meatballs makes the traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe healthier. Create this entrée for a meal the whole family loves.

The Story Behind the Recipe
6
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
50 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 2

    Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, 30-40 minutes or until sauce thickens.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 450°F.

  4. STEP 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. STEP 5

    Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Keep warm.

  6. STEP 6

    Stir meatballs into sauce; serve over hot cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

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

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  November 08, 2009

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.

— says Karen
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  January 15, 2009

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— says shawn
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