I swear every time I make meatballs I forget to write down what I threw into them. Ohhhh, the elusive turkey meatball recipe… changes every time. Yet, always tastes delicious.
I bring you spaghetti squash with turkey meatballs and garlic mushroom marinara:
Easier than it looks, I promise!
(Check out this post for some tips on cooking up your spaghetti squash)
While my spaghetti squash was doing its thang in the oven, I got to work on the meatballs. Here’s what went into them:
Your guess is as good as mine.
Alriiiiiiiiight, here’s approximately what went into the meatballs:
- 10 ounces 99% fat free ground turkey breast
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp bread crumbs
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp marjoram
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp dried oregano
This mix gave me 10 2-bite meatballs:
I sprinkled each meatball with a little olive oil (about 1 tbsp for all 10 meatballs). I cooked these in a 400 degree for 15 minutes, flipped them over and cooked for another 10.
Meanwhile, I sautéed 2 cloves minced garlic and a couple handfuls of sliced baby bella mushrooms in a sauce pan:
Then added 1.5 cups of Prego sauce to the pan along with some garlic powder, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and dried oregano. I popped a lid on the pan and let it simmer away on low heat until the meatballs and spaghetti squash were done cooking:
I promise you–this dish will totally satisfy your pasta cravings. Look how tasty:
As an added bonus, I was able to get 3 servings out of this batch. Hello tomorrow’s lunch and the day after tomorrow’s dinner!
Stats on 2 cups Spaghetti Squash with 3 Turkey Meatballs and 1/2 cup sauce: 320 calories, 37g carbs, 10g fat, 27g protein, 7g fiber. Molto bene!
Since the ground turkey comes in a 20 ounce package, I decided to use the remaining 10 ounces to make up some of my beloved Turkey Meat Muffins
Only thing I did different this time was to omit the oil. I didn’t notice much of a difference, so I think I’ll stick with the oil-free version in the future.
I LOVE these guys for several reasons.
- They are pre-portioned and super cute.
- They satisfy my belly in a healthful way.
- Leftover meatloaf sandwiches rock my socks off.
- Saying “meat muffin” brings an unavoidable smile to my face 😀