Updated Spaghetti & Meatballs

60 6 servings , 2 cups (500 mL) each
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Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

6 servings , 2 cups (500 mL) each

Classic spaghetti and meatballs gets a HEALTHY LIVING make-over! You'd never guess that this great-tasting version of traditional spaghetti and meatballs, made with better-for-you products, can fit into your healthful eating plan. And, we didn't skimp on flavour!

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  • Add enough water to fill large skillet about 3/4 full. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Meanwhile, mix meat, egg white, 1/2 cup each onions and basil, cracker crumbs and 2 Tbsp. cheese until well blended; shape into 42 (3/4-inch) balls.
  • Place half the meatballs in boiling water; cook 7 min. or until meatballs are done. Remove meatballs with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining meatballs. Discard cooking water.
  • Heat dressing in same skillet on medium heat. Add remaining onions; cook 3 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add meatballs, tomatoes and remaining basil; stir to evenly coat meatballs. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 20 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Drain spaghetti; place in large bowl. Add meatballs and sauce; toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Special Extra

For extra flavour, add 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 Tbsp. Lea & Perrnis Worcestershire Sauce to meat mixture before shaping into balls.

Servings

  • 6 servings , 2 cups (500 mL) each

Healthy Living

  • Healthy Living

Diet Exchange

  • 2 Carbohydrates
  • 2 Meat & Alternatives

Nutrition Bonus

You'd never guess that this great-tasting version of a classic meal, made with better-for-you products, can fit into your healthful eating plan. And as a bonus, the tomatoes provide an excellent source of vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings , 2 cups (500 mL) each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 370
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 370mg
Carbohydrate 49g
Dietary fibre 6g
Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
   
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 45 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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