Turkey Meatballs and Pasta


Turkey Meatballs and Pasta

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Blue thermos filled with spiralized noodles, meat balls, red sauce, and cheese

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 6
    1 (1.2 pound) package ground turkey
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee whole wheat breadcrumbs
    2 tbsp. finely shredded carrot
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee dried Italian seasoning
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee black pepper
    8 oz. dry Hy-Vee whole wheat rotini or penne pasta (3 cups)
    2 c. Hy-Vee pasta sauce
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee shredded Parmesan cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl combine ground turkey, breadcrumbs, carrot, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into twenty-four meatballs. Place meatballs in prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink.
    3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Cook pasta sauce until heated through.
    4. Divide pasta among 4 serving plates. Top each serving with 4 meatballs and 1/2 cup sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
    5. For lunches to go: Transfer pasta, meatballs and sauce to individual insulated containers that are safe for heat.

    Nutrition facts


    330 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 70mg
    • Sodium: 750mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 40g
    • Protein: 26g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 15%
    Vitamin C 2%
    Iron 20%
    Calcium 8%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Back to School 2011.