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Flavorful Marinara Turkey Meatballs Recipe

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This is a great way to add ground turkey into your diet. They are so full of flavor and will become a favorite in your family.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • Hot cooked spaghetti

Nutritional Facts

4 meatballs (calculated without spaghetti) equals 247 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 809 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, bread crumbs, onion, parsley, garlic, nutmeg, allspice and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 24 meatballs. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 8 minutes. Turn; broil 3-5 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink.
  3. Transfer meatballs to a Dutch oven; add spaghetti sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Marinara Turkey Meatballs in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2008, p317

Nutritional Facts

4 meatballs (calculated without spaghetti) equals 247 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 809 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.

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