Mini Turkey Meatballs with Wagon Wheel Pasta

Photo: Oxmoor House

Put a twist on classic spaghetti and meatballs with this to-die-for dish. Turkey meatballs and fun wagon wheel pasta sprinkled with fresh Parmesan cheese is the perfect combination for any pasta lover.

 

Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 1 cup pasta, 6 meatballs, and 1 tablespoon cheese)
Total:
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 363
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 8.9g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 26.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 44.4g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 52mg
  • Iron: 3.7mg
  • Sodium: 510mg
  • Calcium: 92mg

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked wagon wheel pasta
  • 1/2 cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 1/4 pounds 97% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seed, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (25.5-ounce) jar organic pasta sauce
  • 2 ounces finely grated fresh Parmesan cheese (about 1/2 cup)

Preparation

  1. 1. Prepare pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and place in a large bowl; keep warm.
  2. 2. While pasta cooks, combine breadcrumbs and milk. Let stand 5 minutes; squeeze out excess milk, and place in a large bowl. Add turkey, parsley, basil, 1 tablespoon oil, and next 5 ingredients (through garlic). Gently shape meat mixture into 48 (1-inch) balls (do not pack).
  3. 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add half of meatballs to pan. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining meatballs. Return all meatballs to pan. Stir in 1/2 cup water, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in pasta sauce; cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat for an additional 3 minutes. Pour over pasta, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Kids Can Help: With clean hands, kids can shape the meatballs.
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