A comforting and hearty bowl of spaghetti turkey meatballs perfect for a Sunday dinner with family!
Spaghetti with turkey meatballs
Can you believe it’s already mid-September? Summer’s gone by so quickly and now we can hear the children running and screaming whenever school lets out. I have to wrap myself in light wool for our chilly evening walks, which is one of my all time favorite things to do in Brooklyn. I love how quiet the neighborhood gets past 9pm; all that’s left are people walking their dogs, the occasional car driving by and us breathing in the fresh Northern air. I’m also thinking of comfort foods; stews, pot roasts and meat pies (tourtiere is a classic Quebec dish) and.. spaghetti with turkey meatballs – hearty, filling and so incredibly satisfying!
Spaghetti with turkey meatballs is one of those perfect family recipes that will make everyone smile and ask for more (it’s my husband’s favorite). Made with lots of vegetables and turkey, it’s a fairly healthy pasta dish that’s anything but bland. The sauce is thick, sweet and savory while the meatballs are moist and infused with herbs and freshly grated parmesan. Many traditional Italian sauces use anchovies as a base to add saltiness but since I was out, I’ve substituted a little fish sauce for a similar effect (which can be omitted if you find that too scary). I also like smaller size meatballs for the simple reason that they’re easier to eat and look prettier on a plate. A good presentation is something I picked up from my mother who always served the best looking plates. She took as much time cooking tasty food as she did cutting up strawberry and kiwi slices for garnishes. You gotta love that!
This is a hefty meal! You really don’t need sides with this but if you want to make a big Italian feast, I would recommend serving it with a kale Caesar salad , some bread and a red pepper and olive spread. Finish with a nice slice of lemon pie or a simple tiramisu to end dinner on a sweet note. This recipe is enough for 4-6 people (depending on the serving size). For us, there was enough left for two dinners.