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Turkey Meatballs and Pasta


  • Beat the bread slices in a blender until they become fine crumbs.
  • Put them in a bowl and add the ground turkey meat.
  • In a blender, beat the cumin, paprika, 1 garlic clove, 1 chicken bouillon cube and olive oil. Add to the bowl with the meat and mix. Finely chop the parsley and add to the bowl and mix.
  • Mold mixture into about 18 meatballs, 4 cm in diameter each.
  • Heat the oil in a 30 cm non-stick deep pan or in a wide pot, over medium heat. Fry the meatballs in 2 batches. Add the first batch and fry until golden brown on all sides. This should take about 4-5 minutes. We don’t need them to cook completely but to brown.
  • When ready, transfer to a plate and fry the next batch. When they are ready, add to plate.

For the sauce:

  • Finely chop the onion and sauté in the same pan as the meatballs. If the oil that is left in the pan is clean, you can sauté the onions in it. If it is burned or has a smell, discard. Wipe the pan with paper towels, being careful not to burn yourselves. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil. As soon as the onion turns golden, add the tomato paste and garlic. Sauté for another minute.
  • Add the wine and stir to combine. Add the canned tomatoes, 1 chicken bouillon cube and bukovo pepper flakes. Add the meatballs.
  • Cover with lid and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. When ready, remove the meatballs from the pan and transfer to a plate.
  • In the meantime, bring 4 liters of water to a boil in a large pot. Add the pasta and 1 tablespoon of salt. Cook, stirring continuously, according to the directions on the box. When ready, drain. Add pasta to pan with sauce and remove from heat.
  • Finely chop the basil, add to pasta and mix.
  • Transfer to a serving platter. Add meatballs on top.
  • Serve with extra basil, grated cheese, rocket leaves or any other greens you may like.
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Nutrition information per 100 gr.

Calories (kcal)
7 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
4 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
4 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
7 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
3 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
20 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
6 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
6 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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