Turkey and Beef Meatballs with Whole Wheat Spaghetti
 
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The Turkey and Beef Meatballs with Whole Wheat Spaghetti Recipe is easy and delicious—try serving with Parmesan Green Beans.
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 oz dry whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 2 C Super Quick Chunky Tomato Sauce (see recipe on page 54)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 4 tsp grated parmesan cheese
  • For turkey meatballs:
  • 6 oz 99 percent lean ground turkey
  • ¼ C whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ Tbsp fresh chives, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • ½ Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • For beef meatballs:
  • 6 oz 93 percent lean ground beef
  • ¼ C whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ Tbsp fresh chives, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • ½ Tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 ºF.
  2. In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over high heat.
  3. Add pasta, and cook according to package directions.
  4. Drain.
  5. Meanwhile, combine ingredients for the turkey and beef meatballs in separate bowls, and mix well. Measure
  6. ½ tablespoons of turkey mixture and roll in hand to form a ball; then place the meatball on a nonstick baking sheet.
  7. Repeat, and follow same instruction for beef mixture, until eight turkey and eight beef meatballs are made.
  8. Bake meatballs on a nonstick baking sheet for 10 minutes (to a minimal internal temperature of 165 ºF).
  9. Warm sauce, if necessary.
  10. Serve four meatballs, ¾ cup hot pasta, ½ cup sauce, 1 teaspoon cheese, and a pinch of basil per portion.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 meatballs, ¾ C pasta, ½ C sauce, 1 tsp cheese, pinch of basil Calories: 299 Fat: 5 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 37 g Sodium: 277 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 28 g Cholesterol: 41 mg
Recipe by VitaShip at http://www.vitaship.com/blog/whole-wheat-spaghetti/