Turkey Meatballs in Light Tomato Sauce

Enjoy meatballs in a new way – turkey meatballs simmered in a light tomato sauce and served over hot rice – a mouth-watering dinner that’s ready in 35 minutes.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 8

Ingredients

8
cups hot cooked instant rice (cooked as directed on package, omitting margarine and salt)
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
4
medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1
leek, cut into 1/2-inch slices (white portion only)
1 1/2
lb. lean ground turkey
1
cup rolled oats
4
oz. fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
tablespoon lemon juice
2
medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 While rice is cooking, in Dutch oven, combine tomatoes, carrots and leek; mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer while preparing meatballs.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except zucchini; mix thoroughly. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place in simmering sauce; cook 5 minutes.
  • 3 Add zucchini; simmer an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink in center. Serve over rice.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 serving
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    450mg
    450%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    61g
    61%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    24g
    24%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    210%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    3 1/2 Starch; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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