Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Linguine with Ground Turkey Meatballs and Marinara Sauce Recipe
Oh pasta, why do you have to be so good??
Pasta is my food addiction. I love it every way possible, and would eat it daily if I wouldn't gain hundreds of pounds as a result! I really like this recipe because it uses ground turkey for the meatballs instead of beef or pork, making it a little healthier. The meatballs are packed full of flavor, and you can always substitute homemade sauce instead of jarred if you prefer. This would make a great weeknight meal if you made the meatballs the night before. Enjoy!!
Linguine with Ground Turkey Meatballs and Marinara Sauce (print recipe)
What you need:
20 ounce package of ground turkey
1/2 cup onions, finely diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh basil, minced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
3/4 cup cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
salt and pepper
1- 24 ounce jar pasta sauce
1- 14.5 ounce can of basil, garlic and oregano diced tomatoes
8 ounces linguine, cooked according to package directions and rinsed
fresh parsley, minced for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine ground turkey, onions, garlic, basil, parsley, egg, cracker crumbs, parmesan, salt and pepper. Shape into 1 inch meatballs and place in a glass baking dish in a single layer. In a separate bowl, combine pasta sauce and diced tomatoes. Pour sauce over meatballs. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Serve meatballs and sauce over linguine. Garnish with parmesan and parsley.
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