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"skinny" low carb spaghetti and meatballs

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Here is a low carb dish you don't have to feel guilty about authentic italian spaghetti and meatballs using healthy low carb pasta and turkey meatballs, all the flavor but less of the fat and carbs! The pasta is skinny spaghetti 143 calories per serving 3 net carbs and 14 carbs total!

Rate this recipe 3.9/5 (32 Votes)

Ingredients

  • 2 12-ounce to 14-ounce jars of your favorite marinara sauce
  • 2 slices of your favorite sandwich bread
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 pound ground veal
  • 1/3 pound ground pork
  • 1/3 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • plus more for serving
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 small onion
  • finely minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat skinni spaghetti

Details

Servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Budget Friendly

Preparation

Step 1

skinny low carb spaghetti and meatballs - Step 1

1. Heat marinara sauce in a large, wide pot over medium heat. Cover to prevent splattering.

2. Remove crusts from bread, place bread in a medium bowl and pour water over. Let sit 10 minutes, and gently squeeze out excess liquid. Put bread in a large bowl; discard water.


3. Add all the ground meats, cheese, egg, onion, parsley, basil, oregano, salt and red pepper flakes to bowl with bread. Gently toss to combine, maintaining a light touch to keep air in the meatballs (don't squish the meat too much, or you'll end up with tough meatballs). Roll the meat mixture in your hands to create meatballs slightly larger than a golf ball.

4. Remove marinara sauce from heat to prevent splattering, and gently drop the meatballs in the warm sauce. Return tomato sauce to medium-low heat, bring to a simmer and cook, covered, until meatballs have cooked through, about 30 minutes.

5. Cook pasta according to package directions, toss with marinara sauce and top with meatballs.

Make your own marinara: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and saute 2 cloves minced garlic until lightly golden. Add 32 ounces of canned, peeled, crushed plum tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes. Add meatballs and 2 tablespoons of torn fresh basil leaves, and season with 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook for 30 minutes enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS

  • Peanuts
  • Carrot
  • Mango
  • Rocket
  • 2 limes
  • Olive oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Red onion, minced
  • Salt
  • Pepper

 

METHOD

  1. Lightly sautée the peanuts until golden.
  2. Take the carrots and cut into thin slices.
  3. Peel the mango and slice into thin strips.
  4. Squeeze the juice from 2 limes into a bowl, and add olive oil, soy sauce, minced onion, salt and pepper.
  5. In a bowl, toss together the mango, carrot, rocket, and lime-soy dressing.
  6. Enjoy!

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