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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.

Recipe by Oxmoor House September 2012

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Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 cup pasta, 6 meatballs, and 1 tablespoon cheese)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and place in a large bowl; keep warm.

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  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Kids Can Help: With clean hands, kids can shape the meatballs.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

363 calories; fat 8.9g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 26.9g; carbohydrates 44.4g; fiber 3.9g; cholesterol 52mg; iron 3.7mg; sodium 510mg; calcium 92mg.
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