• Spaghetti With Turkey Meatballs

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ½ of recipe
    Calories 445
    Total Fat 13 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Sodium 863 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Protein 29 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 2

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Spaghetti 4 ounces
    Ground turkey 4 ounces
    Italian-style turkey or chicken sausage, casings removed if possible 4 ounces
    Egg white 1
    Grated Parmesan cheese 2 + 1 tablespoons
    Flat-leaf parsley, chopped 2 + 1 tablespoons
    Garlic cloves, minced 1 + 1
    Dried thyme ½ teaspoon
    Salt 1/8 teaspoon
    Freshly ground pepper to taste
    Olive oil 2 teaspoons
    Small white onion, chopped ½
    Crushed tomatoes 14-ounce can
    Directions
    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, sausage, egg white, Parmesan, parsley, 1 garlic clove, thyme, salt, and pepper. Form mixture into 1-inch balls and set aside.
    2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting fat and salt.
    3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 2-3 minutes, until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer about 5 minutes, until sauce thickens slightly.
    4. Add meatballs to sauce, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer about 15 minutes, turning meatballs occasionally, until meatballs are cooked through.
    5. Serve meatballs and sauce over pasta, and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and parsley.

    Exchanges3 medium-fat meats; 2 starches; 1 vegetable

    Side Suggestions: Tossed Green Salad

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