9.24.2009

On top of spaghetti...

Doesn't this movie look like a fun one?! We can't wait to see it!




I don't remember ever making meatballs until I started this blog. For some strange reason I thought they would be difficult to make and that they would take too long to cook. Boy was I wrong. They are quick and easy, just perfect for both the ungourmet and gourmet alike! You can fancy them up or keep 'em simple. It's up to you.

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I chose to keep it fairly simple.

Ingredients

1/2-1 lb spaghetti cooked al dente

1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp minced garlic
1 egg white
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tbsp fresh chopped basil
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp cracked pepper
1/2 carton of creamy tomato soup, about 2 cups or so (I used Trader Joes brand.)
1 tsp dried oregano

Place all ingredients into a large bowl (except for the pasta, soup, and last tsp of oregano). Mix well and form into 10-12 equally sized meatballs.

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Pour soup mix and oregano into a large saucepan and stir. Carefully place meatballs into pan. Cover and cook on medium heat carefully stirring occasionally until meatballs are cooked through.

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Place on top of cooked spaghetti pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan and fresh basil if desired.

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These is a super meal for a busy weeknight. Give it a shot, I know you'll love it!

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39 comments:

KennyT said...

OMIGOD, this is heavenly!

Chow and Chatter said...

great meatballs I know its cool blogging we start making all kinds of new foods lol

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh funny clip!

Those meatballs look fab, love the print me option, thank you.
xoxo

Mami said...

This is the favorite dish which my husband loved one.hehe
Yum..Yum

Jenn said...

I usually like to put little baby meatballs on my "psssgetti" (that's how I used to call it as a kid. lol)

The only time I ever make spaghetti and meatballs is around Christmas time. I don't know why, but that's how it's always been for me. Almost like tradition.

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! I haven't had meatballs in a long time!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

This week I'm house-sitting for people who raise cattle so they have a LOT of hamburger in the freezer - I think I'll give this one a try! :)

And now I have that song stuck in my head! :P

Sweet and Savory said...

Drat, I am on my way to call it a day and I am yearning for meatballs and spaghetti. Is that fair?

I think the lesson we learn is not to look at good food after midnight.

Dajana said...

They really are easy and delicious to make, aren't they. I also add some bread soaked in milk, so they are really soft and delicious.
One thing though you won't find in Italy, is meatballs served with spaghetti, other types of pasta yes, or separately as the main dish.
I feel, too, like my crativity and willingness to try new things has improved since I started blogging. That's cool, right?

Slices of Beauty... said...

Yummy!
My hubby loves them too.
Will check this one out, thank you for sharing.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I must admit I've never made meatballs either. Yours look fabulous.
Sam

Palidor said...

Never thought to put soup mix in the meatballs. Bet it added great flavor. Wonderful idea and very nice meatballs!

Southern Grace Gourmet said...

Looks really easy, I have only made meatballs twice I think, one time I made them stuffed with mozzarella. I was going to do spaghetti bolognese tonight, but I think I'll do this.

Liz said...

Great recipe and prefect for a fall night.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Looks tasty, I was just thinking that I should make meatballs for my son this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

petite nyonya said...

Your meals are always so mouth-watering! I love meatballs but minced turkey is uncommon here unless it's near to Christmas. Chicken would be my substitute for this recipe.

Cathy said...

I never think to make meatballs either. They are so pretty on a plate. And its fun to prepare old standbys in a new way.

Jane said...

Ooooo! This looks like a very yummy recipe - creamier than my version. Can't wait to try it!

TKW said...

I can't wait to take the girls to that movie! Your meatballs look divine!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

I need to get off this computer and go eat lunch because this post just put me over the edge - I think you could make a piece of cardboard look good!!! I agree about the meatballs - not hard at all. In fact, I line mine up on a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven - super easy, quick and they all get the same amount of done. That probably doesn't even make sense. I need to eat. LOVE the recipe, girl ~ ♥

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM,...what a lovely pasta dish & those meat balls look divine!

Barbara Bakes said...

I've never made meatballs at home. It sounds like a great easy recipe!

Stephanie said...

Meatballs are about the only way I like to use ground turkey! My grandma always dropped them raw into the sauce and cooked them all day... mmmmm! The house always smells soo yummy when you do that! (She used the stove, I use the crockpot!)

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

So delicious and so comforting!!! The movie looks so cute!!

Mary said...

What a perfect week night meal. I promise I'll give your meatballs a try.

Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmm, I'm a good old fashioned Italian gal who loooooooooves me some meatballs!

Jhonny walker said...

hey..these look super good. You know you can also just oven make them. I posted a Recipe a few days backA

http://food-thought-for.blogspot.com/2009/09/un-meat-balls.html
But aren't these super easy and so good?

Pam said...

My family wants to see that movie too.

Your spaghetti and meatballs look tasty. My kind of comfort food.

Katy ~ said...

Love meatballs. Great pix! Can always eat spaghetti and meatballs!

teresa said...

i bet that turkey makes them so tender and flavorful, these look just wonderful kim!

Olive said...

Looks so yummy.. meatballs with spaghetti are the best, it's our family's favorite :)

Faith said...

You are truly a woman after my own heart! I swear, I was just telling my mom today how we should have spaghetti with meatballs for our next family meal! (Hubby and I eat at my parents' house on Sundays.)

ck said...

I've never tried cooking meatball in the sauce. Looks a lot healthier than the way I do it!

girlichef said...

There's just something about meatballs! I love them, too. Yours sound great :) Can't wait to see that movie!

Sarah said...

We just saw this movie in 3d. It was very cute! The meatballs do look delicious and very easy.

Danielle said...

I have never made meatballs for my spaghetti. I guess that ground beef as is....cooked and crumbled is just too easy? I really should do this in the very near future.

Erica said...

I love meatballs!My kind of comfort food. I have to make turkey meatballs soon :)

Erica said...

I love meatballs!My kind of comfort food. I have to make turkey meatballs soon :)

Little Miss Baker said...

Gosh I am starving now and the header looks so amazing!! I love what you did with it! At first I wasn't sure how the pictures would pull together but they look ahmazing :) Almost as nice as your recipes! Man come cook for me sometime Kim hehe

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