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
- 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