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Italian Turkey Meatballs With Mostaccioli

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 0

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-

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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