Nonna-Worthy Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs
with Sweet Peppers
Our spaghetti and meatballs taste just like Nonna's, but take a fraction of the time! The basics can be relied on tonight: hand-rolled meatballs, homemade tomato sauce, fresh basil and a sprinkle of Parmesan.
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
(Contains Barley, Milk, Wheat, Rye, Sesame, Soy, Oats)
Parmesan Cheese, shredded
Sweet Bell Pepper
Tomato Sauce Base
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the oven to 450˚F.Add 10 cups water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Wash and dry all produce. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add turkey, breadcrumbs and half the pesto to a large bowl. (TIP: If you prefer a firmer meatball, add an egg to the mixture!)Season with pepper and 1/4 tsp salt (dbl for 4 ppl), then combine. Roll mixture into 8 equal-sized meatballs (16 for 4 ppl). Arrange meatballs on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the middle of the oven until golden-brown and cooked through, 10-12 min.**
Meanwhile, core, then cut pepper into 1/4-inch pieces. Peel, then cut onion into 1/4-inch pieces. Peel, then mince or grate garlic.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) then the peppers, onions and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until peppers and onions are tender-crisp, 3-4 min.
Meanwhile, add spaghetti to the boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min. Drain and return spaghetti to the same pot, off heat. Add 2 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl) to the pot with spaghetti. Toss to coat.
Add tomato sauce base, crushed tomatoes, remaining pesto and 1/4 tsp sugar (dbl for 4 ppl) to the pan with veggies. Season with salt and pepper, then stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens slightly, 2-3 min. Add meatballs, then gently toss to coat.
Divide buttered spaghetti between plates, then top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle Parmesan over top.