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Marinara Turkey Meatballs Recipe
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Marinara Turkey Meatballs Recipe

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Frozen spinach and a jar of spaghetti sauce speed up the prep time for these tender, nutritious turkey meatballs from our Test Kitchen. Freeze leftovers for another busy night.
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
  • 9 ounces uncooked spaghetti

Nutritional Facts

405 calories: 4 each, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 812mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g 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. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Serve with meatballs and sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Marinara Turkey Meatballs in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p17


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Kimberly Hines
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"I love my green meatballs! Each time I make them they get better."

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montana20
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"I really like that there is spinach in the meatballs and they turned out really well. I made up a marinara sauce that went well also."

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kerijean
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"LOVE this recipe! Been making this for a few years now. Even diehard old school meatball people enjoy this and usually don't realize it's ground turkey! Easy and scrumptious!"

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Emproper
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2010

"I am not a meatball person, but these were fantastic! I will definitely make them again."

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