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what else can you do with ground turkey logs!?

make some turkey meatballs and serve them over fibergourmet penne pasta with a light cream sauce.  this was my last box:( ordering again soon.

 next time i’ll use reg. chicken broth- the garlic flavor in this kind was waaaaaaaaaaay too strong.  you might try a different brand though.  start boiling your pasta water now.

lite cream sauce:

  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half and half
  • 1-2 tbs light butter (optional)

turkey  meat balls:

  • 1 ground turkey log 93/7 or 99% lean
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 1 med shallot OR 3-4 garlic cloves, diced
  • couple sprigs of fresh basil and parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup low sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 egg whites OR 1/4 cup liquid egg whites
  • 2 slices (torn) Natures Own double fiber wheat bread (optional!)
  • tony c’s and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • fresh spinach
  • fresh mushrooms

incorporate the meatball mix together by hand.  get in there.  shape them into balls.   you certainly don’t have to add the bread, but it just makes for a more moist and fluffier meat ball. if you don’t mind a dense meatball, skip it. we didn’t mind at all.

drop them in, put the top on, and let them pan ‘fry’ in just a little extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil, my new fav!!

i used 97/3% lean ground turkey.  as always, you can use 99% lean, but your meatballs won’t be as juicy since there’s not a lot of fat present.

once the meatballs are done, take them out of the pan, drop the butter in, and stir it around to activate those pan drippings. it seriously brings your sauce to life.  add the broth and cream. once it starts to simmer,  add your fresh spinach and mushrooms.  cover the pan again and cook them on low-med heat until the spinach just starts to wilt and the mushrooms get tender, less than 4-5 min.

combine the pasta with your sauce, veggies, and meatballs.  finally, top it with some fresh parmigiano reggiano.  i’ve been asked why i use this cheese so much- it has such a sharp fruity/nutty taste and a little goes such a long way in terms of flavor.  AND, 1 tbs is only 20 calories. *gasp* i know!!!



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