Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week -Turkey Meatballs and Pasta

March 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Jimmy Dean Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is Turkey Meatballs and Pasta. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Parsley, Ground Pepper, Garbanzo Beans, Egg Substitute, Tomato Sauce, Tomato Paste, Garlic, and Whole Wheat Pasta. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021!

Turkey Meatballs and Pasta
Making your own meatballs is easier than you think. Especially these babies: baked with ground chickpeas, fresh parsley and lean ground turkey. Turkey Meatballs and Pasta are ready in under 60 minutes!

Total Time 1 Hour
Serving Size 6 Servings


1 – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast

⅓ – cup chopped parsley

½ – tablespoon freshly ground pepper

1 – cup garbanzo beans, pureed

½ – cup egg substitute

1 – (14-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 – medium tomato, chopped or 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

3 – cloves garlic, chopped

3 – cups uncooked whole wheat pasta



1) Heat oven to 375ºF.

2) Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

3) In large bowl, mix turkey, parsley, pepper, beans and egg. Roll turkey mixture into ½-inch meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet.

4) Bake meatballs 20 minutes or until well-done, Always cook to 165ºF. as measured by a meat thermometer.

5) While meatballs are cooking, in sauce pan on stove top heat tomato sauce, fresh tomato or tomato paste and garlic. Once meatballs are finished cooking, add to sauce and simmer 15 minutes.

6) Cook pasta according to package , drain. Top pasta with meatballs and sauce.



Calories – 400
Protein – 34g
Carbohydrates – 62g
Fiber – 11g
Sugars – 4g
Fat – 4g
Cholestero – 35mg
Sodium – 100mg
Saturated Fat – 0.5g

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