The whole family will love this ultra-satisfying dish of Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce. We took classic spaghetti and meatballs and made it healthier by using lean turkey and adding beans to boost the Resistant Starch. The end result is as delicious as you’d expect!

Ellen Kunes and Frances Largeman-Roth, RD
Recipe by Health January 2012

Gallery

Recipe Summary test

Yield:
Makes 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup pasta, 3 meatballs, and about 3/4 cup sauce)
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions; keep warm. Combine turkey, 1/2 cup Parmesan, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, bread crumbs, egg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Form into 15 meatballs; set aside. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until soft (5 minutes). Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, pinto beans, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Add meatballs; return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer over low until meatballs are cooked through and sauce has thickened (15 minutes). Divide spaghetti, meatballs, and sauce among 5 bowls. Garnish with additional parsley and 1/4 cup Parmesan.

    Advertisement

Source

CarbLovers Diet Cookbook

Nutrition Facts

439 calories; fat 12.2g; saturated fat 3.4g; mono fat 2.7g; poly fat 1g; protein 33g; carbohydrates 55g; fiber 9g; cholesterol 98mg; sodium 623mg.
Advertisement