Spaghetti and Meatballs

Try meatballs and spaghetti sauce from scratch. Serve these ground beef and sausage meatballs and you'll remember why this is one of the best-loved pasta recipes for family meals.

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    • 6 ounces Italian turkey sausage
    • 6 ounces extra-lean ground beef
    • 2 tablespoons grated onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
    • 1 egg white
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped fine
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 3/4 cup chopped onion
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added whole tomatoes
    • 1 can (16 ounces) tomato puree
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 3/4 pound spaghetti
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
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    Heat oven to 375 F.
    Remove turkey sausage from casings and place in a large bowl. Add beef, onion, garlic, egg white, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix together, then shape into 24, 1-inch meatballs.
    Line a baking pan with foil; add a rack and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Place meatballs on rack; bake at 375 F for 20 minutes.
    Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion; cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute.
    Stir in tomatoes with their juice, puree, oregano, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Add meatballs; simmer 10 minutes.
    Cook spaghetti following package directions. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

    nutrition information

    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 411, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 35, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 60, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 26, sodium (mg) 671, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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