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Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

Total Time
32 min
14 min
18 min
Whole wheat spaghetti, ground turkey and canned tomatoes make this filling, fibre-rich meal healthier, easier and all-the-more delicious!


Uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

12 oz

Garlic herb seasoning

2 tsp(s), or Italian seasoning (preferably salt-free)

Canned diced tomatoes

14 oz, with green pepper, celery and onion

Canned tomato paste

6 oz

Fat free chicken broth

½ cup(s)

Dried oregano

1 tsp(s)

Uncooked whole wheat pasta

12 oz, spaghetti

Fresh basil

¼ tbsp(s), fresh, chopped


  1. Combine turkey breast and Italian or garlic herb seasoning in a bowl; mix well to combine. Shape mixture into 16 meatballs (about 2 tablespoons each).
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add meatballs and sauté until browned on all sides, turning frequently, about 5 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth and oregano; mix well. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until meatballs are cooked through and sauce reduces slightly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions without oil. Drain, cover to keep warm and set aside.
  4. Remove meatball mixture from heat and stir in basil. Spoon meatballs and sauce over spaghetti to serve. Yields about 1 1/3 cups of spaghetti, 4 meatballs and 1/2 cup of sauce per serving.