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Spaghetti-meatball Surprise Recipe

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sherry monfils


The surprise is the cheese in the center. And it's soooo good!!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
30 Min


  • 4 slice
    white bread, torn into pieces
  • 1/4 c
    fat-free milk
  • 1-1/2 lb
    ground turkey breast
  • 2 large
  • 1/2 c
    prepared pesto
  • 3 oz
    mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    24oz jar marinara sauce
  • 1 lb
  • ·
    grated parmesan cheese for topping
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley

How to Make Spaghetti-meatball surprise


  1. In bowl, combine bread and milk, let stand for 5 mins. In another bowl, mix ground turkey, bread mix, eggs and 1/4 cup pesto. Shape into 16 meatballs. Use a finger to make a small hole in center of each meatball. Press a cube of mozzarella cheese into each hole. Shape meat around cheese, press to seal. Cook spaghetti as directed, drain, keep warm. In medium pot, add oil. Add meatballs, cook over med-high heat 5-6 min, drain. Return meatballs to pot. Add marinara sauce,and remaining pesto. Cover, bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for 30 min. Serve over warmed spaghetti. Sprinkle w/ parmesan cheese and parsley.

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About Spaghetti-meatball surprise

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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