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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.
Updated December 12, 2016

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

  • 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
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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