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!
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 6 Servings
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1 lb. (450 g) extra-lean ground beef
1 egg white
1 onion, chopped, divided
1 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
6 Premium Plus Whole Wheat Crackers, crushed (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Light Grated Cheese, divided
1/4 cup Kraft Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tuscan Italian Dressing
1 can (28 fl oz/796 mL) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
330 g whole wheat spaghetti, uncooked
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How do I make it ?
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.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
For extra flavour, add 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 Tbsp. Lea & Perrnis Worcestershire Sauce to meat mixture before shaping into balls.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Total fat 9 g
Saturated fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 370 mg
Total carbohydrate 49 g
Dietary fibre 6 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 25 g
6 servings , 2 cups (500 mL) each
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.