Spaghetti and Tuna Meatballs

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • Two 6-ounce cans tuna packed in oil, drained
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Directions
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to the package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water, then drain the pasta.

  • In the meantime, pulse the tuna, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, garlic, egg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor until combined. Shape the mixture into balls by the tablespoonful.

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Brown the meatballs for about 2 minutes per side; remove and set aside. Add the pesto, cream, lemon zest and juice, reserved pasta water and cooked pasta to the skillet and toss until the pasta is evenly coated. Add the meatballs and gently toss. Serve with more Parmesan.


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD
    Reviews

    This recipe is featured in:

    The Kitchen