Spaghetti Meatballs With Tomato-Basil Sauce Recipe

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Spaghetti Meatballs With Tomato-Basil Sauce
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  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Bring a medium sauce pot of water to a boil over high heat, salt water and cook pasta to al dente 7 minutes or so, drain and quick-cool on a baking sheet.
  3. While pasta cooks, toast pine nuts. Make a thick herb pesto by placing the herbs, cheese, garlic and nuts in food processor with salt and pepper. Turn processor on and stream in about 1/3 cup olive oil - make the pesto very thick.
  4. Place meat in a bowl. Season the meat with salt and pepper. Add cooked pasta, egg, bread crumbs and half the pesto to the meat. Mix to combine and form into 16 balls, and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Let the spaghetti pop out of meatballs like porcupine quills. Coat balls with a little olive oil and roast 12 to 15 minutes until firm and golden in color. Remove from the oven and place on a serving platter.
  5. While meat roasts heat a healthy drizzle olive oil in a sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and carrots, season with salt and pepper, and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the stock, add tomatoes and crush with the back of a wooden spoon. Cook for 5 minutes more, then stir in remaining pesto and transfer to a serving bowl or 4 individual ramekins for dipping.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 738.96 Kcal (3094 kJ)
Calories from fat 317.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.3g 54%
Cholesterol 227.35mg 76%
Sodium 344.63mg 14%
Potassium 1184.61mg 25%
Total Carbs 47.96g 16%
Sugars 4.19g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2.87g 11%
Protein 58.05g 116%
Vitamin C 3.9mg 6%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 4.8mg 27%
Calcium 87.3mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 158.95 Kcal (665 kJ)
Calories from fat 68.34 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.59g 54%
Cholesterol 48.9mg 76%
Sodium 74.13mg 14%
Potassium 254.81mg 25%
Total Carbs 10.32g 16%
Sugars 0.9g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0.62g 11%
Protein 12.49g 116%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 6%
Iron 1mg 27%
Calcium 18.8mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 17.1
  • 19

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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