Spaghetti Squash & Turkey Meatballs

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Spaghetti Squash & Turkey Meatballs
Serving: Serves 6
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: Cook 70 Minutes
Spaghetti Squash & Turkey Meatballs
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3 pounds spaghetti squash

1 tablespoon Food Club olive oil

Full Circle Market sea salt and ground organic black pepper

1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey

1/2 cup whole wheat seasoned breadcrumbs

1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

3 tablespoons shallots, diced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped

1 Big Y large egg

1/4 teaspoon Full Circle Market Organic cayenne pepper

1 large jar your favorite low sodium pasta sauce, warmed


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Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Wash hands with soap and water.

Step 3: Rinse all fresh produce items under cold running water prior to prepping.

Step 4: Cut squash in half and scoop out and discard the seeds. Drizzle each half with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste; place, cut-side-down, on a baking sheet. Bake for 50 minutes or until squash is tender. Let cool for 10 minutes then shred flesh with a fork; place in a bowl and discard the shell.

Step 5: Increase oven temperature to 400°F.

Step 6: In a large bowl, combine turkey, breadcrumbs, cheese, shallots, garlic, parsley, egg, cayenne pepper and salt to taste; mix well. Wash hands after handling raw eggs.

Step 7: Shape mixture into meatballs and place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs reach an internal temperature of 165°F as verified with an instant-read food thermometer.

Step 8: Serve meatballs on top of spaghetti squash, topped with sauce.

Nutrition facts:

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories 306

Total Fat   8 g

Saturated Fat 2 g

Cholesterol 73 mg

Sodium       365 mg

Carbohydrates 36 g

Fiber 7 g

Sugars  16 g

Protein 25 g

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