Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs


Turkey is a lighter change from your typical beef meatballs. Add some turkey sausage as well for a little zing.

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs
 
Here are the Ingredients:
 
Sauce
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers (red or yellow) cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 5 vine ripened tomatoes , seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 14.5 oz cans fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
  • 1 24 oz jar marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Pinch of crushed red peppers
Heat oil in a pot over medium high heat. Add peppers and onions and cook for 8 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add ripe tomatoes and remainder of ingredients and stir. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
 
Preheat Broiler
 
Here are the Ingredients:
 
Meatballs
  • 1 1/4 pound ground lean turkey
  • 1/4 pound turkey sausage, removed from casings and crumbled
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Mix meats, egg whites. breadcrumbs, and salt and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Form small walnut size meatballs and place on a baking sheet. Broil for 4 minutes on each side and brown. Add meatballs to sauce, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Cook pasta as box recommends and pour sauce and meatballs on top
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