Cilla (cillav) wrote in cookingclassics,

Spaghetti & "Meatballs"

1.5 pounds lean ground turkey
2 egg whites
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup water
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp ground black pepper
3 cups low-fat marinara pasta sauce
12 oz spaghetti
1/4 cup reduced-fat parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven broiler.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, egg whites, breadcrumbs, water, onion, garlic, parsley, basil and black pepper. Mix thoroughly and then shape into 1.5 inch diameter meatballs (around 24).
3. Arrange meatballs on a baking sheet and place under broiler for 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally until they are browned on all sides.
4. In a large saucepan, combine pasta sauce and cooked meatballs. Simmer over low heat until warmed thoroughly, about 20 minutes. (*Mine were there for around 8 minutes and came out perfect.)
5. While the pasta sauce is simmering, prepare spaghetti according to its package directions.
6. Place a portion of spaghetti on each plate, cover with a portion of meatballs and pasta sauce, then top with cheese.

Makes 6 servings. Prep time around 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 457
Protein: 39g
Carbs: 60
Fat: 6

This is one of the higher fat/calorie content recipes in the Eating for Life book, but it's a great one, none the less!

As I made this for dinner tonight, my boyfriend asked me a half dozen times how much longer it would be before he could eat. He said it smelled so good, which it did. If he had not known what I bought from the grocery store earlier today, he wouldn't have known they were turkey! I had my doubts about how they'd turn out given I didn't think I chopped the onion/garlic finely enough, but I did not have any clumpy problems in my meatballs at all! These were very, very good.

Cross posted to bfl_recipes
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