Oatmeal Meatballs with Spinach

By griz104

  • * 1/2 cup instant oats

  • * 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • * 1/2 cup packed baby spinach, thinly sliced

  • * 1/4 cup packed basil, chopped, plus 1 sprig

  • * 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

  • * 1 egg white

  • * 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped, divided

  • * 1 teaspoon salt

  • * 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • * 1/2 pound all-white-meat ground turkey

  • * olive oil cooking spray

  • * 1 can (26 oz) diced tomatoes, plus juice

  • * 1/2 cup dry white wine

  • * 4 oz whole-wheat pasta, cooked according to the package instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400˚. Mix oats and yogurt with 1/4 cup water in a bowl until oats begin to absorb liquid. Add spinach, basil, Parmesan, egg white, half the garlic, salt and pepper, and stir. Add turkey and mix until well combined. Form into 16 2-inch meatballs.

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  3. Coat a large, oven-safe stockpot with cooking spray. Add meatballs and bake until they begin to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Turn and bake 10 minutes more. Add remaining garlic, basil sprig, tomatoes and wine. Cover and cook until meatballs are cooked through and sauce begins to thicken, 20 minutes. Serve immediately with pasta.

Nutritional Facts

314 calories per serving
3.3 g fat (1.3 g saturated)
40.4 g carbs
3.7 g fiber
22.9 g protein

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4 replies

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-09-06 21:07:52 -0500 Report

Happy day,
Ok I felt like dietcherry & Susie624 interesting. Then red out loud to Michael he said he will try so it's a go. Let oyu all know once have tried. Stay blessed & know all are favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

griz104 2010-01-26 14:19:22 -0600 Report

I know that if you give this one a try you will make it again and again.. i had the same thoughts as you when i first saw it!!

Susie624 2010-01-26 12:52:28 -0600 Report

First thought was yuk, second thought after reading was this is a must try.Sounds much better reading beyond the title of the recipe.