Last night I made an attempt to make some meatballs and spaghetti, and somehow I avoided failure. Phew.These meatballs can be made with any type of ground meat, but I used turkey breast. If you are trying to be healthy, use ground turkey breast because ground turkey can still have skin and dark meat and hidden fats in it. I recommend Jennie-O brand turkey breast.
Start out with one pound of ground turkey breast, add a scrambled egg, 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and proper seasonings. For mine, I used garlic powder, oregano, and basil. I just estimated what I put in until it smelled appropriately like meatballs. Instead of baking them, which is pretty simple but takes longer, I cooked them in a pan. I rotated the meatballs about every 2 minutes, cooking them on each side. After I finished that, I covered them in the tomato sauce I wanted to use for the meal. You can make your own sauce or just use a purchased one if you’re in a time crunch. I really like Bertolli’s Spicy Marinara or Garlic Mushroom sauce. Once I got the meatballs simmering, I started boiling the water to cook the pasta. I cooked the pasta according to the directions on the box, then I drained the water and added more sauce. I mixed the sauce in with the pasta, and then I spooned it into a bowl. I topped each serving with two meatballs and they were amazing!
-Whitney J. Manson