For younger tots try serving with a whole-grain pasta that's easy to pick up, such as penne, rigatoni, or fusilli.

Alyson Moreland Haynes
Recipe by Oxmoor House August 2010


Recipe Summary

6 adult servings (serving size: 1 cup pasta, about 5 meatballs, and about 1/2 cup sauce)


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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • Combine egg white and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add turkey and next 6 ingredients; combine using hands. With moist hands, shape mixture into 32 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place meatballs on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until done.

  • Heat pasta sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add meatballs, stirring to coat. Serve meatballs and sauce over pasta.

  • For baby: Crumble a meatball. Cut a spoonful of spaghetti into small pieces. Combine the meatball crumbles, spaghetti, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of sauce in a small bowl.

  • Kitchen Tip: Use a small ice-cream scoop to divide the meat mixture for perfectly portioned meatballs.


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Nutrition Facts

408 calories; fat 12.5g; saturated fat 4.1g; mono fat 0.1g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 35.5g; carbohydrates 42.6g; fiber 7.2g; cholesterol 78mg; iron 3.3mg; sodium 799mg; calcium 248mg.