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Turkey Kale Meatballs and Spaghetti

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Turkey Kale Meatballs and Spaghetti
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6
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You’ll be amazed what adding kale to turkey meatballs does for flavor and texture. Plus, you’ll just feel healthier knowing you’re eating kale with your spaghetti and meatballs.

Ingredients

1/4
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
1/4
cup milk
3/4
lb 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
jar (26 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce
12
oz uncooked whole wheat spaghetti, cooked and drained as directed on package

Directions

  • 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.
Tips  

Any of the Muir Glen™ pasta sauces will work well in this recipe, so choose your favorite!

Adding kale to the meatballs helps to keep them moist and juicy.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
150
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
(
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
80mg
26%
Sodium
810mg
34%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
(
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
20g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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