Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti

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Turkey meatballs in a rich tomato sauce tossed with spaghetti and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


  • 500g of turkey mince
  • 800g of tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large onion (approx 210g), finely chopped
  • 1 free range medium egg
  • 80g of breadcrumbs
  • 360g of spaghetti
  • 60g of Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Serves: 4
  • Course: Main Course
  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 25 mins
  • Price per person: £1.41
  • Store cupboard: Typical
  • Calories per serving: 887
  • 5-a-day per serving: 1.9
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  1. Mix together the mince, egg, breadcrumbs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, 2 tsp oregano and half the onion. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Shape the mince mixture into 2cm meatballs and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saucepan and fry the garlic and remaining onion for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and 2 tsp oregano. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs for 4-5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  4. Stir the meatballs into the tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes, or until cooked. Add a little extra water if necessary.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
  6. Drain the spaghetti and toss with the meatball and tomato sauce. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the Parmesan cheese.

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