Mama Mia Penne with Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Meatballs in marinara with pasta all in one pot and done in 30 minutes, what could be better!
  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 15 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 servings.

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  • 1½ pounds lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato purée
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 ounces penne pasta

cooking methods

  • Slow Cooker


  1. In large bowl, combine first 4 ingredients and 1 tablespoon Mama Mia Marinara Sauce Mix. Form into 18 large meatballs.
  2. In a 6-quart or larger multi-cooker set to Sear/Sauté on HIGH, heat oil. Add meatballs and sear on all sides.
  3. Gently stir in remaining ingredients and remaining 4 tablespoons Mama Mia Marinara Sauce Mix. Set multi-cooker to Pressure Cooker on HIGH for 6 minutes.
  4. When pasta is done, allow a 3 minute natural release, then continue with a quick release of pressure. Stir. Let stand until desired consistency is reached.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with a green salad and garlic bread.

Wine Pairing: Merlot

Slow Cooker Option: Following directions above, sear meatballs in a skillet. Assemble in a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. Cook on HIGH 2-3 hours.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Prepare step 1. Place meatballs in a gallon freezer bag between sheets of wax paper. Place remaining 4 tablespoons Mama Mia Marinara Sauce Mix in a quart freezer bag. Add to bag with meatballs. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 2.

Nutrition per Serving: Calories: 570 Total Fat: 21g Sat. Fat: 6g Cholest: 125mg Sodium: 780mg Carbs: 58g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 11g Protein: 34g

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