Ground Turkey Meatballs with Pasta and Parmesan Pepper Sauce
- 8 Servings
- 20 mins Prep Time
- 40 mins Total Time
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 orange or yellow bell pepper
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
- Pinch of chili flakes
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup tomatoes
- 1/4 cup of 2% milk
- 16 oz of pasta of your choice (spaghetti or angel hair work great for this!)
|Serving Size||1 Cup (201g)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories from Fat|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||19%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 30g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
Vitamin D (0.3mcg) 2%
Calcium (120mg) 10%
Iron (2.4mg) 15%
Potassium (360mg) 8%
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label on the product may vary slightly.|
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2Prep the pasta according to the package while you start the rest of the meal.
Step 3In a mixing bowl combine the ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well and form into meatballs using a 2 tbsp cookie scoop.
Step 4In an oven safe skillet over medium high heat, sear the meatballs on each side for about 1 minute on each side.
Step 5Place the skillet in the oven to finish cooking the meatballs. About 15 more minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees fahrenheit.
Step 6To make the sauce, start by heating some olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
Step 7Take your bell peppers and char each side approx 3-4 minutes each side. The skin should start to blister!
Step 8When the peppers are mostly tender (after 10 minutes or so) place them in a food processor with the cashews, parmesan, ricotta, chili flakes, salt, pepper, and diced tomatoes.
Step 9Pulse until everything becomes finely chopped. Start to stream in the milk and blend until the sauce becomes smooth
Step 10When the meatballs are done, remove the skillet from the oven and pour the parmesan pepper sauce over the meatballs.
Step 11When the pasta is finished, plate some in a bowl or serving dish and top with the parmesan pepper meatballs. Enjoy!
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