Cheese Stuffed Meatballs and Spaghetti

1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
3/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1 (1-ounce) package dry ranch dressing
1/4 cup water
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 (1-ounce) mozzarella sticks, cut into 20 cubes
1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup thin celery slices
1 pound spaghetti, cooked according to package directions (keep warm)
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine turkey, bread crumbs, dry ranch dressing, water, egg, garlic powder, and black pepper; mix well. Divide mixture into 20 meatballs, then form each meatball around a mozzarella cube, making sure to cover cheese completely. Place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until no longer pink in center.

Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat spaghetti sauce, carrots, and celery over medium-low heat 10 to 15 minutes, or until veggies are tender. Add meatballs; stir until evenly coated.

Place warm pasta on a large serving platter and place sauce and meatballs on top. Serve immediately.

Serves: 4


Stainless Steel Serving Platter Set, 3-Pack, (Assorted Sizes)

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