Tuscan Meatballs

"Ground turkey and pasta dish. We love this recipe--is my husband's favorite! Got this recipe from Family Circle magazine a few years ago."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Squeeze water out of spinach.
  • Mix spinach, turkey, egg, bread crumbs, 3/4 cup parmesan, mozzarella, garlic salt and pepper. Form into about 30 meatballs.
  • Heat oil in large frying pan over med-high heat. brown meatballs for 2-3 minutes. Once browned, bake meatballs on baking sheet for about 20 minutes.
  • While meatballs are baking, bring a lightly salted pot of water to a boil and cook spaghetti. Once finished, reserve 1 cup pasta water before draining.
  • Deglaze meatball pan with white wine. Add butter and garlic & let thicken slightly. Pour over drained spaghetti and toss to coat; add some of reserved pasta water to moisten if needed. Add meatballs. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan.

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  1. angelitakarmalita
    I too found this recipe years ago, and only recently remembered it and how good it is. But when I went looking for it on the internet, I couldn’t find it until now!! I love, love this recipe and it’s so good and so easy to make. I bake the meatballs, instead of pan searing them, and make the pan sauce as stated (in a skillet, etc.). So good! Thanks for posting this long lost recipe for me! By the way, I freeze some of the meatballs, and eat this dish later with the pasta or on a rice bowl.
  2. Cynna
    We really enjoyed these. The only thing I changed was the cooking method. I was afraid with my level of grace and lack of finesse that I would rip them apart in the browning so I just let them simmer in the pasta sauce I made to go with the dish and they turned out great. I think the only thing I would do differently the next time would be to add some minced onion into the mix. Thanks for sharing such a delicious and easy recipe!


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