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Veggie Packed Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs is a favorite dinner for kids. Pack in the veggies in this meatball recipe and it will be a favorite dinner for moms too!

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Veggie Packed Meatballs
Servings: 4
Calories: 584kcal


  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium tomato, red
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 pound turkey, ground
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 2 1/2 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce
  • 8 ounce fettuccine pasta, dry


  • Roughly chop onion, tomato, and bell pepper. Add to a blender or food processor along with the spinach. Blend until finely chopped, but not pureed. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium. Once hot, add veggies and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5-7 minutes to soften veggies. Remove from heat and allow to fully cool.
  • Add turkey, veggies, egg and bread crumbs to a large mixing bowl. Using your hands, fully combine and shape into meatballs. Place into slow cooker and cover with spaghetti sauce. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until they are no longer pink in the center.
  • Before serving, prepare fettuccine as directed on package.
  • Serve meatballs over fettuccine.


Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1114mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 16g