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West Florida Hospital

Spaghetti With Turkey Meatballs

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 445
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Sodium 863 mg
Total Carbohydrate 53 g
Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
Protein 29 g

Servings and Times

Servings 2

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Spaghetti 4 ounces
Ground turkey 4 ounces
Italian-style turkey or chicken sausage, casings removed if possible 4 ounces
Egg white 1
Grated Parmesan cheese 2 + 1 tablespoons
Flat-leaf parsley, chopped 2 + 1 tablespoons
Garlic cloves, minced 1 + 1
Dried thyme ½ teaspoon
Salt 1/8 teaspoon
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Olive oil 2 teaspoons
Small white onion, chopped ½
Crushed tomatoes 14-ounce can


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, sausage, egg white, Parmesan, parsley, 1 garlic clove, thyme, salt, and pepper. Form mixture into 1-inch balls and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting fat and salt.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 2-3 minutes, until onion is tender. Stir in tomatoes, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer about 5 minutes, until sauce thickens slightly.
  4. Add meatballs to sauce, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer about 15 minutes, turning meatballs occasionally, until meatballs are cooked through.
  5. Serve meatballs and sauce over pasta, and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and parsley.
  • Exchanges

    3 medium-fat meats; 2 starches; 1 vegetable

  • Side Suggestions: Tossed Green Salad