Rigatoni and Turkey Meatballs
Essential Ingredient:
Turkey Mince
60g cup breadcrumb

40ml milk

400g fresh ground turkey

2 small yellow onion (1 for meatballs, 1 for tomato sauce)

2tbs fresh parsley, minced

1tbs fresh thyme, minced

1tbs rosemary, chopped

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 egg, beaten

60g grated parmesan cheese

1tsp salt

1/2tsp pepper

Olive oil for frying

500g tomato pasatta

1lb spaghetti or rigatoni

To serve:
Fresh salad and garlic bread.
Recipe from A Modern Mother.
Perfect for a weekday family meal.
  1. Combine bread crumbs and milk in a small bowl and let stand for a few minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the softened breadcrumbs, ground turkey, onion (grated or finely chop), parsley, 2 cloves crushed garlic, thyme, rosemary, egg, cheese, 1 tsp. salt and the pepper. Mix with your hands. Form 12 balls about 1 and 1/2 inch in diameter.
  3. Pour oil to cover bottom of large fry pan (about ΒΌ inch) and turn on medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the meatballs and cook. Turn occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 10-12 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen roll to drain.
  4. Make a simple tomato sauce: Saute chopped onion and 2 cloves crushed garlic for about five minutes (you could add a dash of crushed pepper for heat/flavor). Pour the tomato pasatta into the pan (rinse carton with a bit of water and add that too). Add 1 tsp each chopped rosemary, thyme, parsley. Simmer for 15 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook until heated through.
  5. Cook the pasta (spaghetti or rigatoni) according to the package instructions. Drain and add the pasta to the sauce. Gently toss to combine. Transfer the spaghetti and meatballs to a large bowl and serve. Serves 4-6.
View other BritMums recipes

Turkey FajitasJerky TurkeyMini Turkey KievsTurkey and Apricot BurgersTurkey BourguignonGreen Thai curry for the slow cookerQuick turkey kievSlow Cooked Turkey PieTurkey picnic rollsButternut Squash and Turkey GoulashTurkey with Mushrooms and CranberrySticky Sweet Chilli Turkey KebabsTurkey and cheesey courgette meatballsTurkey salad with honey mustard dressingChilli turkey ciabattaMediterranean Stuffed Turkey ParcelsTriple Turkey Balls LasagneSichuan Pepper Turkey Noodles with Wild GarlicMum's Turkey MeatballsThai Turkey Lettuce WrapsTurkey WellingtonTurkey keftedes, mint sauce and tabboulehLean BBQ BurgersMexican Shredded Turkey MoleTurkey and Ham PieThai turkey burgersWarm mexican turkey saladTurkey Tortilla WrapsRice Crispie TurkeyTurkey skewers with flatbread & cornTurkey Korma WhirlsTurkey Thair curryKids' Turkey CurryTurkey, banana and apricot burgersTurkey KebabsTurkey and cous cous stuffed marrowsTurkey Koftas with Cous Cous and TzatzikiCaramelised turkey with chinese coleslawTurkey and Bacon LasagneTurkey MoussakaTurkey curry shepherds pieChargrilled turkey and nectarine saladTurkey and sage lumiconiSpiced Turkey Burgers with Avocado RelishSichuan Turkey Mapo TofuThree Cup Turkey20 Minute Turkey Stir FryThai style turkey saladTurkey Piri Piri SaladCheesy Turkey FingersCitrus Turkey SaladTurkey alla cacciatoreTurkey and Tomato BakeTurkey SoupOjo's easy turkey chilliTomato turkey bakeCheesy Turkey RouladeTurkey & mediterranean veg pastaChristmas PieTurkey Kebabs with TabboulehTurkey and pesto french bread pizzaChinese Turkey with Chillies and BasilSlow Cooked BBQ Pulled TurkeyChinese Style Turkey Mince Stir FrySlow Cooker Turkey LasagneZingy KievTurkey and sweet potato curryItalian Rice with Turkey

Add new comment

Choose your star rating:


CLOSE Choose your star rating

CLOSE Send this page to a friend
Your Friend's Name
Your Friend's Email
Your Name
Your email address
Article link
Your message
CLOSE Send me ingredients list
Your Name
Your email address

Welcome to LeanOnTurkey.co.uk

Welcome to the home of great turkey recipes. Lean on turkey gives you some
fantastic recipe ideas whether you want a quick fix weekday favourite or inspiring
meals to tempt your taste buds, it’s all here!