Spaghetti and Turkey Kale Meatballs

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Try our spin on a classic dish of spaghetti with meatballs. A healthier version with a little heat will kick this common dinner into overdrive!

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time30 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

 5 oz kale leavesfinely chopped
  cup whole grain bread crumbsunseasoned
 ¼ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
 2 free range eggs
 2 garlic clovesfinely chopped
 1 tsp Celtic sea salt
 ¼ tsp red pepper flakesif you like it hot, add more
 8 oz ground turkey
 1 package whole wheat fettucine pastayou can use any type of noodle
 25 oz jar of organic tomato sauce
 ¼ cup flat leave parsleychopped

1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2

Finely chop kale and garlic. Set aside.

3

In a medium bowl, add ground turkey, kale, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, garlic, salt and red pepper flakes. Mix until fully incorporated.

4

Roll into small balls and place on cooking sheet. Put in oven for 25-30 Minutes (depending on meatball size) until fully cooked.

5

Warm sauce in a pan on low.

6

Cook off pasta by following directions on package.

7

Serve pasta on a plate, add 3 or 4 meatballs and pour sauce over the top. For garnish, sprinkle on parmesan and parsley.

Ingredients

 5 oz kale leavesfinely chopped
  cup whole grain bread crumbsunseasoned
 ¼ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
 2 free range eggs
 2 garlic clovesfinely chopped
 1 tsp Celtic sea salt
 ¼ tsp red pepper flakesif you like it hot, add more
 8 oz ground turkey
 1 package whole wheat fettucine pastayou can use any type of noodle
 25 oz jar of organic tomato sauce
 ¼ cup flat leave parsleychopped

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

2

Finely chop kale and garlic. Set aside.

3

In a medium bowl, add ground turkey, kale, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, garlic, salt and red pepper flakes. Mix until fully incorporated.

4

Roll into small balls and place on cooking sheet. Put in oven for 25-30 Minutes (depending on meatball size) until fully cooked.

5

Warm sauce in a pan on low.

6

Cook off pasta by following directions on package.

7

Serve pasta on a plate, add 3 or 4 meatballs and pour sauce over the top. For garnish, sprinkle on parmesan and parsley.

Spaghetti and Turkey Kale Meatballs