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Turkey Oatmeal Meatballs with Spinach


INGREDIENTSturkey-meatballs
  • 1/2 cup instant oats
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby spinach
  • 1 tsp frozen basil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped,  
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Lb all-white-meat ground turkey
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 can (26 oz) diced tomatoes, plus juice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 oz whole-wheat pasta, cooked

DIRECTIONS
  • 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.
  • In an oven safe pan add meatballs and bake until they begin to brown, 20 to 25 minutes, turning once half way through.
  • Add remaining garlic, basil sprig, tomatoes and wine.
  • Cover and cook until meatballs are cooked through and sauce begins to thicken, another 20 minutes.
  • Serve with cooked whole wheat pasta.
  • 4 Servings.


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