Spaghetti With Turkey Meatballs

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 885 calories
    • Fat 33 g
    • Sat Fat 13 g
    • Cholesterol 207 mg
    • Sodium 1,176 mg
    • Protein 53 g
    • Carbohydrate 90 g
    • Sugar 19 g
    • Fiber 9 g
    • Iron 7 mg
    • Calcium 605 mg

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the carrots, onion, bell pepper, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes (with their juices) and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, 12 to 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat broiler. Gently mix together the turkey, herbed cheese, Parmesan, eggs, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper with your hands in a large bowl until just combined (do not overmix). Form the mixture into 12 ¼-cup meatballs and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add to the sauce and simmer until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Serve topped with the sauce and meatballs. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan.

Ingredients

  1. Check 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. Check 3 large carrots, grated
  3. Check 1 medium onion, chopped
  4. Check 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  5. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  6. Check 2 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  7. Check 1 pound lean ground turkey
  8. Check 5 ounces herbed cheese (such as Boursin; 1 1/4 cups)
  9. Check 3 ounces grated Parmesan (3/4 cup), plus more for serving
  10. Check 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  11. Check 3/4 pound spaghetti or other long pasta

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the carrots, onion, bell pepper, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes (with their juices) and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat broiler. Gently mix together the turkey, herbed cheese, Parmesan, eggs, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper with your hands in a large bowl until just combined (do not overmix). Form the mixture into 12 ¼-cup meatballs and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add to the sauce and simmer until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Serve topped with the sauce and meatballs. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan.