Feb 16, 2011

Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

This is a more healthy alternative to regular Spaghetti with Meatballs but is DELICIOUS!

Whole Grain or Whole Wheat Spaghetti (10-12 oz.)
Feta Cheese, crumbled

1-1/2 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 c. quick oats, blended to a coarse flour
1 t. worchestershire sauce
1 egg
1/2 t. sea salt
1/2 t. parsley
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. thyme
1/4 t. pepper
2 T oil

2 T. butter
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 bell pepper, diced
1 can mushrooms
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 T. fresh cilantro
1 t. parsley
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. basil
1/4 t. thyme
salt & pepper to taste

First, combine all the meatball ingredients with your hands till well combined, then form into small balls.  Heat the oil in a large saucepan over med. high heat.  Place all the meatballs in the hot oil and cook for about 5 minutes.  Flip them over and cook for another 5 minutes or until there is no pink left.  Remove them from the saucepan and set aside. 

Next, melt the butter in the same but now empty saucepan and saute the onion, garlic, and bell pepper together until softened.  Add the mushrooms, diced tomatoes and seasonings and cook for about 20 minutes or so.  Add the turkey meatballs, and cook for another 5 minutes.  Serve the meatballs and sauce over the spaghetti and don't forget to crumble the Feta Cheese on top (Serves 6-8 people).

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