Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs

This recipe works in combination with: Turkey Meatloaf. This recipe features in these meal plans: Frugal Favourites 2.

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


  • 250g of turkey mince
  • 400g of value tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion (approx 185g), finely chopped
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • 180g of value spaghetti
  • 60g of breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp grated Parmesan
  • Serves: 2
  • Course: Main Course
  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 25 mins
  • Price per person: £1.10
  • Store cupboard: Basic
  • Calories per serving: 882
  • 5-a-day per serving: 1.5
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  1. Place the turkey mince, breadcrumbs, egg, ketchup, 1 tsp mixed herbs and half the onion in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Shape into 2cm meatballs and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large saucepan and fry the garlic and remaining onion for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and 1 tsp mixed herbs. 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 15 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through. 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 meatballs and tomato sauce. Serve immediately, sprinkled with the Parmesan cheese.

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