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Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs & Spaghetti

Published On: Sep 20 2013 10:38:43 AM CDT
Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs & Spaghetti

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Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 15 min

What You'll Need:

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 (1-ounce) package dry ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (1-ounce) mozzarella sticks, cut into 20 cubes
  • 1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup thin celery slices
  • 1 pound spaghetti, cooked according to package directions (keep warm)

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, dry ranch dressing, water, egg, garlic powder, and black pepper; mix well. Divide mixture into 20 meatballs, then form each meatball around a mozzarella cube, making sure to cover cheese completely. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until no longer pink in center. Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat spaghetti sauce, carrots, and celery over medium-low heat 10 to 15 minutes, or until veggies are tender. Add meatballs; stir until evenly coated. Place warm pasta on a large serving platter and place sauce and meatballs on top. Serve immediately.

Notes

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