Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs with Goat Cheese

As a child, I furrowed my brow at the mention of goat cheese. I didn’t know any better. I am glad to say that I have since seen the light. Nowadays, I like it on anything from a burger to the dish we are about to jump into. This is a little twist on basic spaghetti with meatballs that doesn’t take much time to make (especially if you use prepared sauce, as I did here). As usual, I used ground turkey in the meatballs but feel free to substitute to your heart’s content. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as my family and I did. My only regret is that I didn’t use even more cheese. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients

16 ounces uncooked spaghetti

16 ounces ground turkey

4 white cello mushroom, chopped

1 jar prepared pasta sauce of your choice or homemade

2 teaspoons garlic, minced or chopped

4 ounces crumbled goat cheese

1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

1/4 cup water

Olive oil

Makes sixย servings.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.ย In a large bowl, mix together turkey, egg, mushrooms, parmesan, garlic, onion powder, sea salt, and black pepper.

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Form mixture into two-inch balls.

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Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, then add spaghetti and cook for about seven minutes (just short of al dente).

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Drain immediately and place noodles in a baking dish. Set aside.

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Heat olive oil over a medium-high flame in a large saucepan and add meatballs. Monitor and turn themย as each side browns.

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Once cooked, lower the flame to medium low and add pasta sauce and water.

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Stir in basil. Bring sauce to a low boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for five minutes. Sprinkle half of goat cheese over spaghetti in pan.
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Top with sauce and meatballs, then remaining goat cheese. Place in oven and bake for twenty minutes.
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Remove from oven and let cool and set for about thirty minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

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Please leave reviews and ask any questions below. Thanks!

-Jazz

0 Comments

  1. This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Simon

    1. Thanks for your comment, Simon. Let me know how it turns out for you!

  2. This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Simon

    1. Thanks for your comment, Simon. Let me know how it turns out for you!

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  4. […] isn’t [side-eyeing you, preservatives]. This simple sauce would be great in something like my baked spaghetti and meatballs with goat cheese, the rigatoni dish seen below, or your favorite. I hope you’ll try it, make it your own, and […]

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