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Turkey meatballs and pasta

  • Dairy Free Diet

    Excludes foods such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and their by-products.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


  • Add the bread slices in a food processor and process until they are finely crumbed.
  • Transfer the breadcrumbs into a bowl along with the ground meat.
  • In the food processor add the cumin, the paprika, the garlic, the chicken cube, the olive oil, and process well.
  • Add the ingredients into the bowl with the ground turkey.
  • Finely chop the parsley, add it to the bowl, and mix the ingredients with your hands until homogenized. Shape about 18 meatballs.
  • Heat the seed oil in a deep non-stick frying pan, 30 cm in diameter, or in a wide pot over medium heat. Add half of the meatballs in and fry them until golden brown on all sides, for about 4-5 minutes. Attention! You do not want them to cook through, just to turn nicely golden.
  • Remove and place them on a plate with kitchen paper.
  • Follow the same process for the remaining meatballs.

For the sauce

  • Place a frying pan along with 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Finely chop the onion and the garlic, add them to the pan, and sauté for 1 minute, mixing constantly.
  • As soon as they are golden, add the tomato paste and sauté for 1 more minute.
  • Deglaze the pan with the wine, stirring until the sauce is homogenized.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, the chicken cube, the chili flakes, salt, pepper, and the meatballs.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the meatballs and transfer them onto a plate.
  • At the same time, boil the pasta according to the packet’s instructions.
  • Remove from the heat, drain the pasta, transfer back into the pot, and add the sauce. 
  • Finely chop the basil, add it to the pasta, and mix well.
  • Transfer the pasta onto a platter and place the meatballs on top.
  • Serve with rocket leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
37 %


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)
34 %

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)
19 %

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)
30 %


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)
11 %


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)
90 %


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)
28 %


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)
27 %


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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