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Turkey Meatballs and Red Sauce

Turkey Meatballs and Red Sauce

Picture shown with pasta not in the nutritional breakdown below.

Calories 324 (20% from fat)
Fat 7 gram
Saturated Fat 2.2 gram
Trans Fat 0 gram
Cholesterol 118 mg.
Sodium 612 mg.
Carb. 25 gram
Fiber 4.3 gram
Sugar 14 gram
Sugar Alcohol 0 gram
Protein 41 gram

Ingredients


4 large egg whites

1 large whole egg

2 Tbsp. tomato ketchup

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 clove (1 tsp.) garlic, minced

1/8 cup Italian parsley, chopped

16 oz. 99% lean ground turkey breast

1/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs

1 tsp. crushed red chili pepper flakes

1/4 tsp. coarse kosher salt

1 tsp. black pepper, coarse ground

butter spray

1 small onion (1/2 cup), grated

1 cup green zucchini, grated

olive oil spray

1 clove (1 tsp.) garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

2 cans (14.5 ounce each) no salt added crushed tomatoes

1/4 tsp. sugar

2 Tbsp. fresh basil, shredded

2 tsp. olive oil

1/4 tsp. black pepper, ground


You can serve these meatballs and sauce over a whole wheat spaghetti (for higher fiber) or some of the extremely low carb pastas that are available.

1. Beat the egg and ketchup together in a bowl. Then stir in the parmesan and garlic.

2. Chop the parsley and add it to the egg mixture. Mix in the turkey, bread crumbs, crushed red pepper, salt and black pepper.

3. Once everything is thoroughly combined, form into silver dollar sized meatballs.

4. While you're making meatballs, heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Lightly coat pan with butter spray and brown meatballs. Once browned, set meatballs aside, wipe out pan and put over medium heat.

5. Grate the onion and zucchini with a box grater or the shredding attachment of a food processor.

6. Lightly coat pan with olive oil spray. Put the onion and zucchini in and cook, while stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes.

7. Stir in the garlic and oregano. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.

8. Add the tomatoes, sugar and browned meatballs. Increase heat to medium high and bring everything to a boil. Once it's boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

9. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the basil, olive oil and black pepper. Serve and enjoy.

Yield: 4 Servings


Turkey Meatballs and Red Sauce 

This is a Freezer Friendly Recipe!

You can freeze individual portions for easy re-heating later. This recipe doubles easily. If you freeze this with pasta, make sure the sauce completely covers the pasta so it reheats properly.

Microwave for approximately 3-4 minutes. Keep the container open a little to allow steam to escape.

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