Pasta w/ Turkey Meatballs – Nourishing Recipes

Jackie’s recipe this week is Pasta with Turkey Meatballs! Jackie’s healthy take on a family favorite is designed to optimize recovery after a long run by consuming a little protein from the turkey meatballs to repair the muscle damage and carbs from the whole wheat pasta to refuel the depleted glycogen stores.

Pasta with Turkey Meatballs (3 servings)

1 lb ground turkey
½ cup fat free egg subsitute
½ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
¼ cup onions, chopped
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp NutriFit Mediterranean Spice Blend
2 cup marinara sauce
1 cup, pasta cooked al dente


1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick skillet with extra virgin olive oil cooking spray., add the onions and cook until translucent or lightly browned.
1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients (except the pasta and marinara sauce) and mix thoroughly. Shape the mixture into 1″balls.
3. Saute the meatballs until lightly browned and cooked 3/4 of the way through (about 10 minutes). Add the marinara sauce and finish cooking the meatballs in the sauce.

Cook pasta until al dente.  Serve with meatballs.

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