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Turkey meatballs and tomato spaghetti recipe

Turkey meatballs and tomato spaghetti recipe

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Whip up a classic meatball spaghetti in just 35 minutes. Use turkey mince to make homemade meatballs and cook in a garlicky tomato sauce. Serve with some crunchy veggies for a healthy, but delicious, lunch. The kids will love this. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 570 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • ½ 500g pack turkey breast mince, 2% fat
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil​
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced​
  • ¼ red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely crushed
  • 400g tin Grower’s Harvest chopped tomatoes
  • 120g Hearty Food Co. spaghetti
  • 30g Creamfields mature white cheddar, grated
  • ¼ iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • ¼ cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 3 Nightingale Farms cherry tomatoes, halved
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    11g 15%
  • Saturates

    4g 22%
  • Sugars

    27g 31%
  • Salt

    0.8g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 72.1g Protein 48.9g Fibre 8.2g


1. Roll the turkey mince into 14 equal meatballs. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the meatballs and fry for 3-5 mins until coloured on the outside. Add the onion and pepper and fry for 3 mins, then stir through the garlic and tinned tomatoes and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 mins until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly.

2. Meanwhile, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the spaghetti for 13-15 mins until cooked through. Drain and add to the meatball pan, then toss together until coated.

3. Divide the spaghetti and meatballs between 2 plates, grate over the cheese and serve with a side salad made with the lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes.

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Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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