Rigatoni with Turkey Meatballs

Tasha Kaye


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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15 Min
40 Min



  • 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

  • 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

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

How to Make Rigatoni with Turkey Meatballs


  1. Turkey 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.
  2. Sautéed 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.
  3. Pasta:

    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!

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About Rigatoni with Turkey Meatballs

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

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