Fettuccine and Turkey-Spinach Meatballs

tender turkey-spinach meatballs, fresh tomato sauce, fettuccine, Parmesan

1709 Recipe

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 25 Minutes | Calories: 930 | Allergens: Contains Milk (Parmesan) + Wheat (Fettuccini). May contain Egg. | Excellent Source of: Calcium, Fiber, Iron, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C |


  • - Blender
  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Medium Mixing Bowl
  • - Medium Saute Pan
  • - Pastry Brush
  • - Rimmed Baking Sheet
  • - Spatula

What You Need:

  • - Aluminum Foil
  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Non-Stick Cooking Spray
  • - Olive Oil

What We Send:

  • - Cooked Fettuccine
  • - Crushed Red Pepper
  • - Fresh Parsley
  • - Ground Turkey
  • - Minced Garlic
  • - Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
  • - Oregano
  • - shredded Parmesan
  • - Spinach
  • - Tomato Paste

Beer Pairings

We love a malty forward flavor beer with this dish like a Scottish Ale, Doppelbock, Vienna Lager, or English Barley Wine.

TK Table Talk:

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What To Do:

1. Ground Turkey may arrive slightly frozen. Thaw as needed.

2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick cooking spray.

Fettuccine and Turkey Spinach Meatballs - Step 1

3. Sauté Spinach: Roughly chop the spinach. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add chopped spinach, ONLY half of the garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt and a pinch of black pepper. Cook, stirring, just until spinach has wilted. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl. Set sauté pan aside.

4. Preheat broiler.

Fettuccine and Turkey Spinach Meatballs - Step 2

5. Mix Meatballs: Add the turkey, ONLY half of the Parmesan cheese, ¼ teaspoon salt and heavy pinch of black pepper to the spinach mixture and mix using your hands. Scoop out by heaping tablespoons and shape into 12 balls. Place on prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Brush meatball slightly with oil.

6. Cook Meatballs: Broil meatballs, turning as needed, until browned all over and cooked through (about 12 minutes).

Fettuccine and Turkey Spinach Meatballs - Step 3

7. Make Tomato Sauce: Combine ¼ cup olive oil, tomatoes, tomato paste, all but 2 pinches of parsley(save for garnish), ¼ teaspoon salt and a pinch of black pepper in a blender.Pulse just until blended but still chunky. Pour into the sauté pan. Stir in remaining garlic, ONLY ¼ teaspoon oregano(save the rest for another use), ONLY ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper, ¼ teaspoon salt, a pinch of black pepper and 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil over medium heat.Reduce heat to low and simmer.

Fettuccine and Turkey Spinach Meatballs - Step 4

8. Finish Dish: Add meatballs and pasta to the sauce. Stir to coat and simmer for 3 minutes.

To Serve: Divide pasta, meatballs and sauce between serving bowls or plates. Sprinkle with remaining parsley and cheese.

Pro Tip:

Prevent rubbery meatballs by not overworking the meat mixture

Spice it Up!: For a sauce with a little more zip, add in more crushed red pepper.


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