Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Aaaaand it's Tuesday! YAY! I can't wait for this week and weekend to be over!!! This is my last weekend at the nursing home! I feel like there should be a song "No more weekends!!!!!!!!" :) 

Well, you know what goes perfect in the middle of the week? Good ol' Spaghetti & Meatballs!

These are homemade meatballs and sauce... but for real, they were fast! They didn't take much time at all. Don't fret. 

Spaghetti & Meatballs
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb ground turkey breast
1/2 lb lean ground pork
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
2 egg whites
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
3 tsp dried oregano
1 lb spaghetti

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a jelly-roll pan with nonstick spray; set aside.

In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil; add the onions and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 7-10 minutes. 

In a large bowl combine turkey, pork, bread crumbs, Parmesan, eggs, milk, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and half of the cooked onions/garlic. Shape into 20 balls and place in a single layer without touching each other. Bake until lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

In a large saucepan, bring the tomatoes and remaining half of the onions/garlic to a boil; add meatballs. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the meatballs are cooked through, 18-20 minutes. Stir in the oregano.

Meanwhile cook the spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Toss the spaghetti with meatballs in a large serving bowl, and serve with extra Parmesan. 

Delicious! You know what I love about this recipe? It tastes just like spaghetti and meatballs... but you saw the ingredients? The meatballs are lighter with turkey, and the sauce is tomatoes! None of the "extra stuff" in pre packaged sauces!


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