Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs are lightened up with spinach before being simmered in marinara and served over spaghetti.

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking (not instant) oats
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • One 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and excess moisture squeezed-out
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups prepared marinara sauce
  • Warm cooked spaghetti, for serving
Directions
  • Heat the oil in a large wide pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and cool. Reserve the pot.

  • Meanwhile, add the turkey, oats, Parmesan, Worcestershire, spinach, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the cooled vegetables. Mix well and form into 24 small meatballs.

  • Pour the marinara into the reserved pot and bring to a simmer. Add the meatballs, cover and cook, turning once or twice, until cooked through, about 8 minutes.

  • Serve the meatballs and sauce over spaghetti and serve Parmesan on the side.

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