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Quinoa Meatballs with Bowtie Pasta

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Quinoa Meatballs with Bowtie Pasta

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Quinoa Meatballs with Bowtie Pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 690kcal


  • 4 ounce bowtie (farfalle) pasta, dry
  • 1 cup Quinoa, cooked
  • 1 lb beef, ground, 90% lean
  • 1 1/4 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp, ground black pepper, ground
  • 2 medium carrot
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 4 fruit (2″ dia) kiwi


  • Cook pasta and quinoa, according to package directions.  
  • Mix cooked quinoa in with beef, 1/4 cup marinara sauce, seasoning and grated, then chopped, carrots (use less if you feel there may be too much). Shape into 1 inch balls. 
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil into a large skillet, pre-heated over medium heat; drop in the meatballs; cook until browned and no longer pink inside.  Just before they finish cooking, add the remaining marinara sauce, heat through. 
  • Serve over bowtie pasta with a side of green beans and grapes. 
  • Place 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet with garlic. Brown garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add green beans and broth. Simmer green beans in the broth for 7-8 minutes. 
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Calories: 690kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 609mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 17g

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