Healthy Spinach Meatballs With Spicy Sriracha Marinara

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by likethebird

Found on the blog "One Couple's Kitchen." This is SPICY. So if you don't do well with heat, I would skip this one, or just leave out the sriracha. The meatballs are a healthy combo of turkey and pork with the added benefit of spinach. Feel free to use your own sauce, or use the marinara with normal spaghetti. I served over spaghetti squash to make it even healthier! Options are endless!

Top Review by SrirachaCookbook

This sounds great! I will definitely have to try it. Love that you used whole wheat pasta too! Viva la Sriracha!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat broiler, with rack in top position.
  2. Place pork, turkey, spinach, breadcrumbs, egg whites, oregano, 1 1/2 tsps salt & 1/2 tsp pepper in a large bowl.
  3. With your hands, mix to combine. Roll into 1 - 1 1/2 inch meatballs. Arrange meatballs on a rimmed baking sheet. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Broil for 5 minutes. Turn meatballs and broil another 5 minutes, until golden brown.
  4. In a large heavy pot, heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 6 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and Sriracha and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add meatballs and simmer at least 10 minutes. (To store, let cool, then refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 1 week, or freeze, up to 3 months).
  7. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, add to pot with meatballs and gently toss to coat.
  8. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. Enjoy :).

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