Spaghetti and Meatballs

I needed to make a quick meal and had some ground turkey in the fridge so I decided to make spaghetti and meatballs. There are several variations of meatball recipes so I just threw in what I had on hand.  These are very good and pretty figure friendly.


1 lb. ground turkey

1 jar spaghetti sauce- I used Ragu Organic

1 lb. spaghetti

1 small onion, finely chopped

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1/3-1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs

1 egg, beaten

1 tbsp dried basil

1 tbsp dried parsley

1 tbsp dried oregano

salt and pepper



In large saucepot, bring water to a boil, enough to cover spaghetti. Heat 2 tbsp evoo in skillet over med. heat. In large bowl combine turkey, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, dried herbs, and salt and pepper. Combine.  Roll into balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Add meatballs to skillet. Cook about 4 mins per side, turning a few times. Once browned, add pasta sauce and simmer 15-20 mins.

While meatballs and sauce are simmering, salt the boiling water and drop pasta. Cook about 7-9 mins or until al dente. Drain.

Serve big mound of spaghetti with a few meatballs and some sauce. Top with some grated parm cheese!



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