An easy but healthier meatball recipes making huge meatballs to be served over pasta
- 1.25 lbs lean ground Turkey
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh basil minced
- 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 3 cups pasta sauce
- 12 oz whole grain spaghetti or whole grain linguine
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
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
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