Greek Meatballs with Spaghetti

Progresso® plain bread crumbs provide a simple addition to this hearty dinner. Enjoy tasty beef meatballs served with spaghetti – perfect if you like Greek cuisine.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/3 cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
egg whites
1
1/2 teaspoons olive oil
2
cups marinara sauce
4
oz uncooked spaghetti
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (3 oz)
Fresh oregano sprigs, if desired
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix beef, bread crumbs, 4 1/2 teaspoons of the parsley, the oregano, cinnamon, pepper and garlic until well blended. Add egg whites; mix just until combined. Shape mixture into 12 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs; place on plate. Cover; refrigerate 5 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. In large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs in oil 8 minutes, turning frequently, until browned. Drain well; wipe skillet with paper towels. Return meatballs to skillet. Spoon marinara sauce over meatballs. Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package. Sprinkle meatballs with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons parsley. Serve meatballs and sauce over spaghetti; sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with oregano sprigs.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    486
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Sodium
    774mg
    774%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    51g
    51%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    37g
    37%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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