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Turkey Kale Meatballs and Spaghetti

turkey kale meatballs and spaghetti Entree
Turkey Kale Meatballs and Spaghetti
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 6
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You’ll be amazed what adding kale to turkey meatballs does for flavour and texture. Plus, you’ll just feel healthier knowing you’re eating kale with your spaghetti and meatballs. Recipe by Tablespoon.com. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1/4 cup plain panko crispy bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
3/4 lb (375 g) ground turkey
1 1/2 cups finely chopped kale
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can (680 mL) tomato basil pasta sauce
12 oz (340 g) uncooked whole wheat spaghetti, cooked and drained as directed on package

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, mix bread crumbs and milk; let stand 5 minutes. Add turkey, kale, onion, basil, Parmesan, egg, garlic, salt and pepper; gently mix. Shape into 16 (2-inch) meatballs.
  • 2
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Place meatballs in skillet; cook 5 to 7 minutes, turning gently, until browned on all sides.
  • 3
    In 3-quart saucepan, heat pasta sauce to boiling over medium heat. Add meatballs; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer meatballs in sauce about 15 minutes or until cooked through (at least 165°F), stirring once. Serve meatballs and sauce with cooked spaghetti.

Expert Tips

  • Any pasta sauces will work well in this recipe, so choose your favourite!
  • Adding kale to the meatballs helps to keep them moist and juicy.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 6
Calories
350
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17
Saturated Fat
3.5
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
80
Sodium
810
Dietary Fiber
4
Protein
20
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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