Turkey Meatballs with Wholewheat Spaghetti

A healthy take on a timeless family favourite, this recipe gives you all of the tasty goodness of the Italian classic, in a way you can feel good about.

Serves 2


120g wholewheat spaghetti

Spray oil

For the meat balls:

400g turkey mince

A bunch of spring onions

A teaspoon of minced chili

An egg

For the sauce:

A tin of tomatoes

A teaspoon of minced garlic

A red onion

A tablespoon of dried oregano

A handful of chopped fresh basil


  1. Put a kettle of water on to boil
  2. Put your mince into a large bowl
  3. Add your chili
  4. Chop up your spring onions and add to the bowl
  5. Whisk up your egg and add about half of it to the bowl.
  6. Mix ingredients well and form into meatballs.  You should get about 12
  7. Spray some spray oil onto your frying pan and put it on the heat
  8. Add your meatballs on to the pan to brown, this will take about 2-3 minutes per side
  9. Once browned pop them onto a plate and set aside
  10. Rinse off your pan
  11. Dice your onion and put it into your pan along with your garlic and cook until soft
  12. Add your tomatoes, oregano and basil to the pan and stir
  13. Add your meatballs back to the pan and cover with sauce and allow to simmer
  14. Put your pasta on to boil
  15. Once your pasta is cooked (this should take about 12 minutes) drain and serve into bowls
  16. Top with meatballs and sauce
  17. Add a little fresh Parmesan if you like and enjoy

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Kcals:                       645

Protein:                   59.5g

Fat:                           22.5g

Carbohydrate:       43.6g



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