Heart Healthy Spaghetti and Meatballs
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
  • For the Marinara Sauce:
  • 16 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 small sweet peppers, de-seeded
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash Tomato, Basil, Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash Italian Medley
  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb
  • For the Meatballs:
  • 1.25 lbs ground lean turkey
  • 1 small sweet pepper
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 loaf bread heel
  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb
  1. For the Sauce:
  2. Cut tomatoes in half and place in blender or food processor.
  3. De-seed the peppers and put them in the blender with the tomatoes.
  4. Quarter onion and place in the blender.
  5. Peel 3 cloves of garlic and put them in the blender.
  6. Blend all to sauce consistency and pour into your Crock Pot.
  7. Add seasonings and stir.
  8. Simmer on low for 4-6 hours.
  9. If the sauce is too thin when it cooks down, mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of corn starch with just enough water to make a paste, add to sauce, and stir to thicken.
  10. For the Meatballs:
  11. Break up the ground turkey and place in a large mixing bowl.
  12. Dice the onion and pepper and toss over ground turkey.
  13. Crumble the bread into tiny pieces and place in the bowl.
  14. Mix everything together well.
  15. Roll into balls, about 1.5 inches, and place meatballs in muffin tin holes.
  16. Heat oven to 375ºF and cook on one side for 15 minutes. Turn the meatballs over with a spoon and cook at 375ºF for an additional 15 minutes.
  17. When they are finished in the oven, place them in the Crock Pot with your sauce and allow to simmer for 30 minutes to absorb the flavor of the sauce.
Recipe by SoFabFood at https://sofabfood.com/heart-healthy-spaghetti-and-meatballs/