Heart Healthy Pasta & Meatballs

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Here is another recipe that is really my own concoction. What can I say, Im Italian and we don’t cook with measurements. When I learned to cook we did it by eye and gut feeling and thats…….how I know how to cook…. So my advice to you is, use your best judgement for measurements according to your taste buds and how many people you’ll be serving. 

Ingredients: 

Whole Wheat Pasta

Turkey Chopmeat Lean

2 Medium Zucchini’s washed and sliced into chunks

2 Medium Summer Squash washed and sliced into chunks

1 half of a Red Onion

1 or two Garlic chopped

Fresh Ground Pepper

Olive Oil

Bread Crumbs

Parsley

Oregano

Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

1 to 2 Egg Whites

Basil

For the Pasta

Follow directions on the box and cook accordingly

For the Vegetables

After your Zucchini’s, Squash and Red Onion have been washed and cut up and your garlic chopped

Use approx 1 to 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil or Light Olive Oil for cooking and heat that in a non stick pan on medium high heat.

Once the oil is hot enough put in your veggies, onion, garlic into the pan.  Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper and saute until soft.

For The Meatballs

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

In a mixing bowl combine lean turkey chop meat, bread crumbs, egg whites, oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder and parsley. Mix well.

Form into meatballs

Place each meatball in a non stick pan or a baking pan sprayed with canola oil or olive oil cooking spray.

Place pan in oven and cook for approx 40 minutes depending on the size of your meatballs. 

Putting It Together

Spoon pasta onto a plate. Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil over pasta and mix together. 

Place sauteed veggies on top of pasta

Place one or two meatballs in center. 

Enjoy! 

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4 thoughts on “Heart Healthy Pasta & Meatballs

  1. That looks amazing!,,, i am going to try it. I know what you mean, I don’t like measurements much and I think it’s easier to put more or less depending on one’s taste. I am sorry for your loss.🙏 For you . Isabel. X

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  2. This looks yummy! I know it must be a change for Lou to go to white to wheat noodles, I know it was for me…. But really once you get use to it – You forget about white pasta until you have regular pasta. I will go out and It is a treat for Luke and I to taste white rice and white pasta!
    I was also going to suggest an idea- spaghetti squash is fun , but last summer we bought a vegetable spiraler on Amazon. We didn’t buy a cheap on because of my carpal tunnel, so I wanted it to be easy. You can spiral zucchini and cook it, and we put sauce on it and I swear, you could not tell me it was not pasta! I was thinking it would be great for salads, or even pad Thai…etc.
    I just thought I would share an idea. Hope everyone is feeling better, sweetie! Hugs! 🙏🏽❤️

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