Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Bocconcini
Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Bocconcini
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    Dark-meat turkey yields more tender meatballs than turkey breast. Tossing the hot pasta with the meatballs and bocconcini melts the cheese a bit. Look for bocconcini -- bite-size morsels of fresh mozzarella -- at specialty food stores and Italian markets, as well as many supermarkets; they're usually packaged in water or whey for freshness.

    Ingredients

    • Coarse salt and ground pepper
    • 3/4 pound ground turkey (93 percent lean, dark meat)
    • 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
    • 8 ounces orecchiette or other short pasta
    • 1/2 pint bocconcini (about 20 balls)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 238 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 13 g 19.95%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 26.56%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 65 mg 21.52%
    • Sodium: 263 mg 10.95%
    • Calcium: 75 mg 7.5%
    • Potassium: 235 mg 6.73%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.29%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 10 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 5.59%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 21 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 29.74%
    • Vitamin C 34.55%
    • Vitamin D 0.26%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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