As I say in the video this is my meatball version of a beef-a-roni classic. My goal was to get the toddler to eat a bit more meat and I succeeded! He loved this. It was the first meal in a long time where he didn’t make a face when we sat down. Even the husband ate without complaint. Although, when I asked him what he thought he said it was "pretty standard." Whatever that means! Hey…. he ate it! :)
Scroll below video for the recipe.
- Batch of Turkey Meatballs made small (at least 30)
- 10oz Whole Wheat Elbow Pasta uncooked
- 1/2 small sweet onion diced
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
- 8oz can of tomato sauce
- 15oz can of diced tomatoes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2-1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
Prepare the Turkey Meatballs according to the recipe making them a smaller size. You should easily get about 30. Broil the meatballs for about 5 minutes to help them stay together.
Prepare the pasta according to the package.
In a large skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray over medium high heat, add the onion and garlic. Cook for a minute then add the broiled meatballs.
Stir in the can of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes with about 1/2 cup water (add more if it gets too thick.) Add the garlic powder, basil and parsley. Bring to a boil. Then lower to a simmer and cover. Simmer for at least 10 minutes even longer if you have the time. The meatballs will start to soak up the sauce a bit.
By this point your pasta should just about be done. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet. Stir to coat everything. Cover again until ready to serve.
Check out my other “Beef-a-Roni-ish” ideas…
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|5||just over a cup|