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Spaghetti and Meatballs

by IBD Medical on March 09, 2020

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This classic dish substitutes normal pasta for whole-wheat/multigrain spaghetti. Making it higher in fibre than traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipes, which keeps you fuller for longer! By using beef to make the meatballs it provides a healthy meal that is enriched with iron and zinc.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Difficulty: Moderate

Serves: 4


  • 1 packet of multigrain or whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 340g lean ground beef
  • 115g hot turkey Italian sausage (casing removed)
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups tomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a medium bowl, combine beef, sausage, egg white, breadcrumbs and oregano
  2. Shape mixture into 16 meatballs, place on a baking tray and spray with cooking oil
  3. Bake meatballs for 12 minutes, turning once
  4. In a large pot boil hot water and cook pasta according to package directions
  5. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat and add meatballs and pasta sauce for 10 minutes
  6. Divide spaghetti and meatballs among four plates and top with basil and parmesan


Nutrition Info:

Per Serve: 388 calories, carbohydrates 41g, protein 34g, total fat 10g (sat. fat 3g), cholesterol 69mg, fibre 5g, sodium 760mg, carb exchanges 2


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