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Turkey Kale Meatballs and Spaghetti

Turkey Kale Meatballs and Spaghetti
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 6

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

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 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 Facts

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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