Refrigerated pasta and links of sweet Italian sausage provide a quick start to Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs. This kid-friendly meal is ready in 20 minutes.

Laura Zapalowski
Recipe by Cooking Light

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Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

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  • Remove casing from sausages. Shape sausages into 12 (1-inch) balls. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add meatballs to pan; cook 7 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove the meatballs from pan. Add onions, red pepper, and garlic to pan; sauté for 2 minutes. Return meatballs and add marinara sauce to pan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes or until meatballs are done. Add pasta to sauce mixture; toss well. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; fat 14g; saturated fat 4.2g; mono fat 5.4g; poly fat 3.1g; protein 19.2g; carbohydrates 77.7g; fiber 2.6g; cholesterol 77mg; iron 2.6mg; sodium 632mg; calcium 43mg.