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Italian Turkey Meatballs With Mostaccioli

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Italian Turkey Meatballs With Mostaccioli

Bring the taste of your favorite Italian restaurant to your kitchen by making traditional mostaccioli noodles in spaghetti sauce and pairing with homemade turkey and spinach meatballs. MORE+ LESS-

Updated November 24, 2016

Ingredients

1
(9-oz.) pkg. frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
6
slices turkey bacon, cooked, crumbled
2
lb. ground turkey
3/4
cup Progresso™ Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1
oz. (1/4 cup) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2
garlic cloves, minced
2
eggs, beaten
1
(16-oz.) pkg. uncooked mostaccioli (tube-shaped pasta)
1
(28-oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
1
(14.5-oz.) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon sugar
Shredded fresh Parmesan cheese, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine spinach, cooked bacon, ground turkey, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic and eggs; mix well. Shape into 1 1/2-inch meatballs; place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  • 2
    Bake at 350°F. for 18 to 22 minutes or until browned and thoroughly cooked.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, cook mostaccioli to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 4
    In large saucepan, combine spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and sugar; cook until thoroughly heated. Serve hot meatballs and sauce over mostaccioli. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Mostaccioli noodles are smooth in texture, unlike similar-looking Penne noodles, which are ridged.
  • Have extra meatballs? You can store pre-cooked meatballs in the freezer for up to two months in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
1170mg
49%
Total Carbohydrate
64g
21%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
4g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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