Simple Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs


  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ c breadcrumbs
  • 16 oz tomato sauce, divided
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ lb lean ground turkey
  • 3 T olive or canola oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 ½ t salt
  • ¼ t pepper
  • ½ t dried basil
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 4 oz uncooked pasta, like fusilli or penne

Mix egg, breadcrumbs, 1 T tomato sauce, parmesan and turkey in a bowl then roll into 1 ¼ inch meatballs.  Heat oil in a large skillet, add meatballs and sauté until browned on all sides.  Add remaining tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper, basil and parsley.  Bring to a boil.  Stir in uncooked pasta. Cover and simmer for 20 min. until the pasta is tender.

Skills:  measuring, mixing, using a lot of ingredients
Equipment:  large skillet with a cover

Submitted by Shirley Howard, Little Rock, AR