Rigatoni with Turkey Meatballs

Tasha Kaye

By
@cleaneatingmama

You can use regular rigatoni if you cannot find a good quality gluten-free noodle. Also, feel free to add any choice or combination of vegetables to please your palate!


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Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Saute

Ingredients

TURKEY MEATBALLS

1 lb
organic ground turkey
1/4 c
organic ketchup
1/4 c
organic mustard
1 Tbsp
dried basil
1 Tbsp
dried garlic
sea salt and pepper to taste

SAUTEED VEGGIES

1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c
diced yellow onion
1
whole orange bell pepper, diced
2
handfuls of baby spinach
4
garlic cloves, minced
sea salt and pepper to taste

GLUTEN FREE PASTA

9 oz
gluten free rigatoni, or any kind of pasta you prefer
once cooked, toss with olive oil, dried basil and sea salt/pepper

Step-By-Step

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1Turkey Meatballs:

I combine Organic ketchup, Organic mustard, basil flakes, garlic powder, sea salt and fresh ground pepper in a large bowl with the turkey. Mix until well combined. ( I used the leanest grade of turkey so I added a bit of olive oil to a large pan to cook them in. ) Roll meat in to small meat balls – about 1-2 inches. Cook until well done.

2Sautéed Vegetables:

In a sauté pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil. Once hot, add a cup of diced yellow onion, sliced bell pepper ( I used an entire orange bell pepper ) and 4 cloves or minced garlic. Add a pinch of sea salt and some fresh ground pepper. Saute until the veggies are soft. At the very end, add a few handfuls of baby spinach leaves and cook until soft and wilted.

3Pasta:

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add your rigatoni and cook until done. Drain. in a large bowl toss pasta with dried basil, a pinch of sea salt and a teaspoon of olive oil. Add your sautéed vegetable mixture and toss thoroughly.

Serve with meatballs placed on top. Sprinkle with fresh basil and Parmesan!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free
Other Tag: Healthy