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Tender Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Tender Turkey Meatballs Recipe

"I changed one of my recipes to come up with this healthier version," explains Jane Thoma of Monroe, Michigan. "Whether offered as appetizers, packed cold for picnics or served over spaghetti at dinner, these moist marjoram-seasoned meatballs are well-received."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 package (12 ounces) spaghetti
  • 5 cups meatless spaghetti sauce

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 30 balls, about 1 in. each. Place meatballs on a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 400° for 13-16 minutes or until juices run clear; drain.
  • 2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Transfer meatballs to a large saucepan; add spaghetti sauce. Heat through. Drain spaghetti; top with meatballs and sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

5 meatballs with sauce and 1 cup spaghetti equals 312 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 1,047 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat.