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Spaghetti and Spicy Turkey Meatballs

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 30 mins Bake 375°F 20 mins
Spaghetti and Spicy Turkey Meatballs
  • 2  egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1  tablespoon  milk
  • 2  teaspoons  chili powder
  • 2  pounds  uncooked ground turkey breast or ground turkey
  • 1/3  cup  finely chopped onion
  • 1/4  cup  fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2  jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced*
  • 1  tablespoon  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 14 - 16  ounce package  dried multigrain, whole wheat or regular spaghetti
  • 2 3  ounce packages  cream cheese
  • 2  cups  milk
  •  Salt (optional)
  • 4  ounces  Gouda cheese, shredded
  •  Fresh cilantro

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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 507,
  • Fat, total (g) 18,
  • chol. (mg) 115,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 41,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 46,
  • vit. A (IU) 729,
  • vit. C (mg) 4,
  • sodium (mg) 247,
  • calcium (mg) 242,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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