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Southwestern Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs

November 7, 2017


Southwestern Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs

This yummy recipe makes 4 servings. Each serving contains about 297 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat, no trans fat, 110 mg cholesterol), 990 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 10 g sugars, and 18 g protein.


4 cups spaghetti squash, cooked using whatever method you prefer; if your squash is large, you’ll have more than you need for this recipe

1/2 lb. ground breast-meat turkey

1 tbsp. minced onion

1 tbsp. dried parsley

1 tbsp. dried basil

2 tbsp. breadcrumbs

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 tbsp. olive oil

2 14.5-oz. cans petite cut diced tomatoes with jalapenos

2 oz. Monterey jack cheese

1/4 cup fresh cilantro


Mix turkey with minced onion, parsley, basil, and breadcrumbs. Mix in egg. Form into 12 meatballs—each about a rounded tablespoon.

Heat oil in a skillet. Brown meatballs evenly, about 5 minutes total. Pour tomatoes over meatballs and heat for about 5 minutes. Meatballs will be cooked through and tomatoes heated.

To serve: Put about 1 cup of squash on each plate and top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with Monterey jack cheese and cilantro.


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