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Creamy Parmesan Pasta with Turkey Meatballs

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups pasta and 5 meatballs)

Ingredients

  • Turkey meatballs:
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey breast
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large egg white
  • Cooking spray
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 5 cups hot cooked fettuccine (about 10 ounces uncooked pasta)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 499
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 15.1 g
  • satfat 8.5 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 26.4 g
  • carbohydrate 62 g
  • fiber 4.1 g
  • cholesterol 76 mg
  • iron 3.6 mg
  • sodium 595 mg
  • calcium 151 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare meatballs, combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl. Shape turkey mixture into 20 balls. Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot. Add meatballs; browning on all sides. Remove meatballs from pan.

  2. Add wine and green onions to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 minutes. Add whipping cream, cheese, and water; reduce heat to medium, and cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add pasta, and cook 1 minute, tossing to coat. Place pasta on each of 4 plates, and top with meatballs.