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Spaghetti and Spicy Turkey Meatballs

A spicy blend of chili powder and jalapeno chiles spices up turkey meatballs. A light cheese sauce makes the perfect finishing touch.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 20 mins 375°F

Spaghetti and Spicy Turkey Meatballs

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In bowl stir together egg whites, oil, milk, chili powder, 1 tsp. black pepper, and 1/2 tsp. salt.
  2. In large bowl combine turkey, onion, bread crumbs, jalapenos, and chopped cilantro. Fold egg white mixture into turkey mixture; mix well. Shape turkey mixture in 1-1/2-inch balls. Place on a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 20 minutes or until no longer pink (170 degrees F).
  3. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti, with 1 tablespoon salt added to water, according to package directions. Drain; keep warm.
  4. In same pan used for pasta melt cream cheese over low heat. Add milk. Cook, stirring, until bubbly. Return spaghetti to pan; toss to coat with cream cheese mixture.
  5. Serve spaghetti with meatballs, cheese, and cilantro. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

*When working with hot peppers, wear plastic gloves. If peppers touch bare skin, wash immediately with soap and water.

Nutrition Facts (Spaghetti and Spicy Turkey Meatballs)

  • Per serving:
  • 507 kcal cal.,
  • 18 g fat
  • (8 g sat. fat,
  • 115 mg chol.,
  • 247 mg sodium,
  • 41 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 46 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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