Spaghetti and Meatballs

Total Time
1 hr 10 min
25 min
45 min
Make sure the ground turkey you buy is skinless-- with skin can have more fat than does ground beef. Turkey breast has less flavor than dark meat.


olive oil

1 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

canned crushed tomatoes

28 oz


2 Tbsp, chopped


½ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

1 pound(s)

white bread

1 slice(s), made into crumbs


1 large

uncooked onion(s)

2 Tbsp, minced

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

table salt

¼ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

uncooked spaghetti

6 oz

grated Parmesan cheese

4 tsp


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil. Sauté onion and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, basil, sugar, salt and pepper; cook, stirring as needed, until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, to prepare meatballs, preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, mixing lightly. Form into 24 meatballs; place on a baking sheet. Bake until browned and slightly pink on inside, 15-20 minutes. Add meatballs to sauce; cook, stirring as needed, until heated through, about 10 minutes.
  3. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and place in a serving bowl. Serve, topped with sauce; sprinkle with cheese.

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