Monday, April 16, 2007

Spaghetti with Meatballs

I love pasta. In fact I have yet to meet someone who doesn't like pasta. As students, both K and I lived on pasta a couple of days a week. It was an inexpensive and filling meal. One of our all time favorites is Spaghetti with Meatballs. This is a simple recipe, but full of flavor. I did used ground turkey and Prego's Tomato-Mushroom sauce for this. With K helping me, this meal took about 30 minutes from start to finish. Rachel Ray, here I come :) :)

Meatballs
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
10-12 mint leaves, chopped
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup cheese, grated
1/4 tsp ground pepper
Salt to taste

Mix all the above ingredients. Pre-heat the oven at 400 F. Lightly spray a baking tray. Make medium sized balls with the ground turkey mix, and bake for 15-20 minutes (depending upon your oven). Once done, remove from oven and keep aside.

Whole grain spaghetti (about 1 generous handful)
1 jar Pasta sauce of your choice
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves and grated cheese for garnish

Cook spaghetti al dente according to directions on the package. Keep aside 3 ladleful of the pasta water, drain the spaghetti and keep aside.
In a deep bottomed pan, heat the pasta sauce. Add the reserved pasta liquid. Gently add the meatballs and let simmer on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. Add the spaghetti, mix well. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves, grated cheese alongwith a slice of garlic bread. Enjoy !!

2 comments:

Asha said...

YUMMY!! My kids LOVE this dish!:))

Mandira said...

spaghetti with meatballs looks delicious. Will certainly try this soon.