Tasty Weeknight Dinner


Spaghetti with MeatballsSpaghetti with Meatballs
Serves: 8 | Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey, very cold
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup Panko or plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Dash paprika
  • 3 cups marinara sauce (preferably low in sodium)
  • 8 ounces dry spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions


  • Combine the turkey, eggs, tomato paste, bread crumbs, and seasonings in a large bowl and mix well.
  • In a pan, bring the sauce to a simmer.
  • Using the turkey mixture, form meatballs that are about the size of golf balls. Place each meatball in the sauce.
  • Cover and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through and flavors have melded.
  • Serve over pasta.

Nutrition Information:

  • Serves 8. Each serving contains 333 calories, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 78 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 6 g sugar, and 24 g protein.
  • Each serving has 9% DV vitamin A, 10% DV vitamin C, 3% DV calcium, and 22% DV iron.

Chef’s Tips:

  • This dish goes great with freshly-steamed broccoli and a salad.
  • You can also substitute whole wheat pasta for an extra nutrient boost.
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