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Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

4 servings

Each serving of this recipe contains:
424 calories / 58 g carbs / 29 g proteins / 12 g fat / 8 g fiber

250 g ground turkey
60 ml (1/4 cup) light feta cheese, crumbled
30 ml (2 tablespoons) parsley, finely chopped
190 ml (3/4 cup) onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
10 ml (2 teaspoons) olive oil
125 ml (1/2 cup) carrots, cut in small dices
125 ml (1/2 cup) celery, cut in small dices
796 ml (1 can) San Marzano canned tomatoes, diced
10 ml (2 teaspoons) dry basil
10 ml (2 teaspoons) dry oregano
5 ml (1 teaspoon) sugar
Parmesan rind
60 ml (1/4 cup) parmesan, grated
230 g whole wheat spaghetti, dry
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a bowl, mix together the ground turkey, feta cheese, parsley, ¼ of the onions, one garlic clove, salt, and pepper. Shape into 12 even meatballs.
  2. In a large pan, heat 5 ml olive oil, and cook only a few meatballs at a time to ensure browning on all sides. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan, sauté the remaining onions (125 ml) in 5 ml olive oil. Cook for 2 minutes over medium-low heat. Add the carrots, celery, and 3 garlic cloves. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano, sugar and parmesan rind. Add salt and pepper, and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes.
  5. Using a mixer, puree the tomato sauce. Add the meatballs to the sauce to complete their cooking. Cover, lower heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir regularly.
  6. Cook pasta according to instructions.
  7. Garnish your pasta with turkey meatballs and parmesan cheese.

Bon appétit!

By Sophie Blais

Sophie Blais

Sophie has always been passionate about food. She loves creating healthy and tasty dishes, and sharing them. By sharing her recipes, Sophie wants to inspire people to cook with fresh and healthy foods. She also wishes to prove that it is possible to eat healthy without sacrificing taste! All of her recipes and their nutritional value are validated and approved by a nutrition coordinator at Nautilus Plus. Bon appétit!

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