Turkey Meatballs Pasta Recipe

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Addison Published: March 22, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Turkey Meatballs Pasta

Surprise everyone with this fancy yet easy Turkey Meatballs Pasta dish with an added flavor from roasted vegetables, tossed with lemon juice and herbs!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Vegetables:

  • 3medium zucchini,(about ¾ lb) cut into half moons
  • large red bell peppers,(about ¾ lb) sliced into 1-inch strips
  • 1medium yellow onion,sliced into half moons
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • ½tspsalt

For Meatballs:

  • 1lbground turkey
  • 1large egg
  • 2tbspmayonnaise
  • ½cupplain bread crumbs
  • 1tspItalian seasoning,or ¼ tsp each of dried oregano, basil, marjoram, and rosemary
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼tspground black pepper

For Pasta:

  • 1lbany small shaped pasta,such as orecchiette, bowties, or rotini
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 2tbspfresh lemon juice
  • ¼cupfresh parsley,chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil or silicone baking mats.

Vegetables:

  1. Toss the vegetables with olive oil and salt.

  2. Spread them out on one of the baking sheets in a single even layer.

  3. Roast the vegetables for 30 minutes.

Meatballs:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, mayonnaise, bread crumbs, and seasonings.

  2. Roll into 1-inch meatballs and place on the second baking sheet, about ½-inch apart.

  3. Roast the meatballs for 20 minutes in the oven alongside the vegetables.

  4. Once both the vegetables and meatballs are in the oven, put a large pot of water on the stove to boil.

  5. Salt the pasta water to taste (use about 3 tablespoons for a big pot) and boil the pasta.

  6. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package and drain.

  7. In the pasta pot, stir together the roasted vegetables, meatballs, and pasta with olive oil, lemon juice, and parsley.

  8. Serve hot.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 582.81kcal
  • Fat: 19.26g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 72.96g
  • Fiber: 5.88g
  • Sugar: 9.14g
  • Protein: 29.22g
  • Cholesterol: 85.04mg
  • Sodium: 554.72mg
  • Calcium: 84.17mg
  • Potassium: 839.91mg
  • Iron: 3.53mg
  • Vitamin A: 167.13µg
  • Vitamin C: 120.26mg
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