Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Homemade Marinara Sauce

Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Homemade Marinara Sauce
Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Homemade Marinara Sauce
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    Living with an Italian husband has truly taught me how to cook the classic pasta sauce. This sauce is a staple in our home and we LOVE our pasta! The key to making a fabulous sauce is allowing it to sit and simmer for at least 30 minutes. The meatballs can be made with turkey or beef. It’s fun rolling up the meatballs and very easy to do. This is a complete meal. You’ve got veggies from the sauce, carbs from the pasta, and protein from the meatball all in 1 delicious bowl!

    Ingredients

    • Sauce Ingredients:
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
    • 1 12-ounce can Tomato paste
    • 1 Tbsp sugar
    • 1 ½ tsp Salt
    • ½ tsp Oregano
    • ½ tsp Thyme
    • ½ tsp Crushed red pepper
    • 2 Bay leaves (whole)
    • Nonstick Cooking Spray
    • Meatballs Ingredients:
    • 1 lb Jenny-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
    • 1 egg
    • 1 slice whole wheat bread
    • 1 Tbsp Herbs de Provence (or any herb mix such as basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme)
    • 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
    • 2 Tbsp Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped finely
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • Salt & Pepper to taste
    • Pasta Ingredients:
    • 4 oz. Whole-wheat, high-fiber spaghetti pasta
    • 3 cups water

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 132 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 1 g 1.81%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.65%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 1 mg 0.36%
    • Sodium: 1291 mg 53.78%
    • Calcium: 70 mg 7.04%
    • Potassium: 1334 mg 38.11%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 23.28%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 22.41%
    • Sugar: 18 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 45.29%
    • Vitamin C 50.57%
    • Vitamin D 0.07%
    • * 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 - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables5
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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