Spaghetti With Meatballs
Recipe from Family Circle

If you don't have a favorite spaghetti and meatball recipe, this one might be it. The meatballs are made with a mixture of ground turkey, roasted peppers, and mushrooms and added to a classic style spaghetti sauce.



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Ingredients
    Meatballs:
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      2   slices 
      white bread
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      2   tablespoons 
      fat-free milk
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      8   ounces 
      sliced mushrooms
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      1   jar 
      (12 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
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      1   pound 
      ground turkey
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      1   teaspoon 
      salt
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      1/2  teaspoon 
      Italian seasoning
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      1/4  teaspoon 
      black pepper
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      1   tablespoon 
      minced dried onion
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      1   
      egg
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      1   pound 
      thin spaghetti
    Sauce:
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      1   tablespoon 
      olive oil
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      1   medium 
      onion, chopped
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      1   can 
      (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
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      3   tablespoons 
      tomato paste
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      2   teaspoons 
      sugar
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      1   teaspoon 
      garlic salt
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      1/2  teaspoon 
      red-pepper flakes

    Directions
    1.
    Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan.
    Meatballs:

    1.
    Finely crumble bread into small bowl. Add milk; let stand to soak.
    2.
    Chop 1 cup of the mushrooms. Place in medium-size bowl; add 1/2 cup red pepper, the ground turkey, salt, Italian seasoning, black pepper, dried onion and soaked bread. Add egg. Mix well until ingredients are evenly blended.
    3.
    Using about 1 slightly rounded tablespoon of turkey mixture for each meatball, shape mixture into about 32 meatballs. Place on prepared jelly-roll pan.
    4.
    Bake in 400 degree F oven about 15 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in center registers 165 degrees F.
    5.
    Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente, tender but still firm.
    Sauce:

    1.
    Heat oil in large straight-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 6 minutes. Add remaining mushrooms and red peppers from meatball ingredients; cook 4 minutes, stirring. Stir in tomatoes, paste, sugar, garlic salt, flakes. Cover; simmer 10 minutes.
    2.
    When meatballs are cooked through, transfer to tomato sauce in skillet; gently stir to coat meatballs with sauce.
    3.
    Drain spaghetti. Transfer to large serving bowl. Top with tomato sauce and meatballs. Makes 8 servings.
    Nutrition information
    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 419, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 68, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 61, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 22, sodium (mg) 1048, Mark as Free Exchange () 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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