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Ultimate Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ultimate Spaghetti and Meatballs

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  • Makes: 2 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 4 hrs to 5 hrs (low) or 2 to 2 1/2 hours (high)
  • Serving Size: 1/2cup cooked spaghetti with 1 1/4 cups meatball mixture
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 37

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh button or cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup thin bite-size strips red or yellow sweet pepper
  • 6 1 - ounces refrigerated Italian-style cooked turkey meatballs
  • 1 8 - ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 ounces dried multigrain spaghetti
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. In a 1 1/2- or 2-quart slow cooker, combine mushrooms, onion, and sweet pepper. Top with meatballs. In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, and garlic. Pour over mixture in cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. If no heat setting is available, cook for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  3. To serve, cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Divide spaghetti between serving plates. Top with meatball mixture. If desired, garnish with basil.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 2
PER SERVING: 357 cal., 12 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 91 mg chol., 435 mg sodium, 37 g carb. (8 g fiber, 13 g sugars), 25 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Starch (d.e): 1.5; Vegetables (d.e): 2; Medium-Fat Meat (d.e): 2.5

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