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Turkey and Beef Meatballs With Whole-Wheat Spaghetti

Turkey and beef meatballs with whole-wheat spaghetti in a bowl

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Ingredients

Turkey Meatballs

  • 6 ounces 99 percent lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Beef Meatballs

  • 6 ounces 93 percent lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons, fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a 4-quart saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil over high heat.
  3. Add pasta, and cook according to package directions. Drain.
  4. Meanwhile, combine ingredients for the turkey and beef meatballs in separate bowls, and mix well. Measure 1½ tablespoons of turkey mixture and roll in hand to form a ball; then place the meatball on a nonstick baking sheet. Repeat, and follow same instruction for beef mixture, until eight turkey and eight beef meatballs are made.
  5. Bake meatballs on a nonstick baking sheet for 10 minutes (to a minimal internal temperature of 165°F).
  6. Warm sauce, if necessary.
  7. Serve four meatballs, ¾ cup hot pasta, ½ cup sauce, 1 teaspoon cheese, and a pinch of basil per portion.

Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 4 meatballs, ¾ cups pasta, ½ cup sauce, 1 teaspoon cheese, pinch of basil Calories 299
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 41 mg
Sodium 277 mg
Total Fiber 5 g
Protein 28 g
Carbohydrates 37 g
Potassium 194 mg

Recipe Source: Keep the Beat™ Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Family Mealspdf document icon
(8.7 MB)

Last Updated: May 17, 2013

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