These Baked Turkey Meatballs that can be served with whole wheat spaghetti or fettuccini. It’s our best turkey meatball recipe that is easy and healthier than the norm.
It’s always a toss up for me between Mexican Food and Italian Food I love both. But we are eating healthy and staying fit so I have to be careful when I indulge in either one.
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We were craving good old-fashioned Spaghetti and Meatballs the other day but we didn’t wish to lose any ground on our healthy journey. So we tweaked a few recipes and came up with baked turkey meatballs and whole grain fettuccine. And we believe this is the best turkey meatball recipe and we would rather have them than any other.
We used a meatball maker to have gorgeous meatballs and we baked them which made everything so easy. We also used baking mats to make clean up easier and our meatballs did not stick. One of the simplest solutions to help stay on a healthy eating plan to make food preparation as easy as possible. Using a canned pasta sauce and a healthier pasta makes this dish quick. We spend the extra time making our homemade meatballs which make all the difference in the world.
These are the Best Turkey Meatballs, filled with fresh herbs and with less fat than their beef counterpart. And since it’s served with a whole grain pasta there is no guilt involved so you can enjoy a great Italian meal and still stay on your goal plan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, egg whites, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, parsley, basil, and black pepper. Mix ingredients thoroughly and then use a meatball maker and shape into large 1 1/2-inch diameter meatballs.
Arrange meatballs on a baking sheet and bake in oven 45-50 minutes until thoroughly cooked.
In a large saucepan, combine the pasta sauce and the cooked meatballs. Simmer over low heat until the sauce warmed thoroughly, about 20 minutes.
While the pasta sauce is heating, prepare spaghetti (or linguine or fettucini) accordingly to its package directions.
Drain pasta and place in large serving dish, top with meatballs and pasta sauce
Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Serving size is about 2-3 meatballs per person