Is there anything better than classic spaghetti and meatballs? It’s one of those recipes that when you say the name, people’s eyes light up! I put a Weelicious spin on it by making spaghetti and turkey meatballs! It makes the meatballs slightly healthier than traditional meatballs made with ground beef and just as, if not more, tasty than their carnivorous cousin.
When we go for dinner to Italian restaurants, Chloe orders spaghetti and meatballs without fail. It’s her total go to meal and if you ask what’s on her top 3 favorite dishes of all time this would be one of them. While I love meatballs made with beef, lamb or veal, I especially love them made with lean or dark ground turkey. As they soak up the delectable red sauce in this dish, you can use either meat and they will stay juicy and tender. I love tossing on top a handful of grated parmesan to give it a slight cheesy flavor to boot. Doesn’t a little cheese make everything taste better and that much more kid friendly?
There’s nothing cuter than watching a kid navigate their way through a big bowl of meatballs and super long strands of spaghetti while they slurp up the tomato sauce coating every last strand. This Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs recipe is a beloved comfort dish that’s the perfect choice for big family dinners for young and old.
Photos by Matt Armendariz