Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs (serves 4-6)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

nut free

Ingredients

  • For the Meatballs:
  • 1 pound lean or white meat ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound spaghetti noodles

Preparation

Meatballs:

1. Place the first 8 ingredients in a bowl and stir to thoroughly combine with a spoon or your hands.

2. Using wet hands, take a heaping tablespoon of mixture and form into balls placing on a plate until ready to cook.

3. Heat oil in a sauté pan, add meatballs in batches and cook on each side for 1 minute for a total 4 minutes. Set meatballs aside. The meatballs will not be finished cooking, and will continue to cook in the sauce.



For Sauce:

1. Heat a large sauce pan over medium high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add carrots and sauté for another minute.

2. Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning and salt and simmer for 10 minutes. Add par-cooked meatballs and simmer for another 5-6 minutes.

3. While meatballs cook, heat water and 2 tablespoons of salt in a large pot and cook spaghetti according to package directions.

4. When pasta is al dente, drain, return to it’s pot and toss in meatballs and sauce. Top with parmesan and serve