Spaghetti with Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Spaghetti with Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

If your kids struggle with eating their vegetables, this is a GREAT way to hide them! ( Yes, we have to do that sometimes). These meatballs are super easy to make and packed with shredded zucchini which, keep them tender and moist. The sauce doesn’t require a ton of time because it is from a jar! Thats right… from a jar, but no worries, there is no added sugar and it is the healthiest jarred pasta sauce we have come across. We are all about quick and easy and these are no different. A favorite in our home and now yours too!


Ingredients for meatballs:

1 lb. ground turkey 
1 zucchini, shredded
1/4 whole grain Italian bread crumbs 
1 large garlic clove, minced 
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper 
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley 
1 egg *We used Banza spaghetti


For the sauce:

1 tsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, smashed lightly 
2 jars of Classico Riserva sauce 
2 TBS grated Parmesan 
1 bay leaf 
Ground pepper pepper


Directions:

For the meatballs: 


squeeze water from shredded zucchini and add to turkey, bread crumbs, cheese, garlic, egg, salt and pepper to taste. Use an ice cream scoop to make meatballs. Set aside.


For the sauce:

In a large pot, heat oil and add crushed garlic until golden brown. Add the sauce, bay leaf, and pepper to taste. Drop in meatballs, cover and cook for 1-1.5 hours until meatballs are completely done. Take out bay leaf and serve on pasta. (Best to mix pasta with sauce then add meatballs on top) Enjoy! 

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