Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Healthy Meal of the Week

Hey everyone!  Tonight’s healthy meal is “Garlicky Meatball Pasta” from the April 2012 Cooking Light.  It was really yummy and a big hit with Scarlett.  I added a small salad with raspberry vinaigrette to mine. Check it out below!


9 ounces refrigerated fettuccine
12 ounces ground sirloin
½ cup panko
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 ¾ cups lower-sodium marinara sauce
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated


1.  Cook the pasta per directions.  Drain over a bowl ad reserve 1/3 cup pasta water.

2.  While pasta cooks, combine beef and next 6 ingredients (through egg); shape mixture into 16 meatballs.  Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add meatballs; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides.  Reduce heat to medium-low.

3.  Add marinara and 1/3 cup pasta water.  Cover and cook 11 minutes or until meatballs are done.  Divide the pasta evenly among 4 plates; top evenly with sauce, meatballs and cheese.

Serves 4

Nutritional information:  489 calories; 16.6g total fat (6.1g saturated fat; 6.9g mono.; 1g poly); 29.1g protein; 71.6g carbohydrates; 2.6g fiber; 147mg cholesterol; 2.4mg iron; 688mg sodium; 110mg calcium


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