Greek Meatball Pasta

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Meatballs and pasta are a classic combination, but you can do so many different things to freshen it up. For this pasta night delight, I used a ground turkey mixed with roasted red peppers and feta and covered it in a creamy hummus and feta sauce. This Greek Meatball Pasta was a real hit at our dinner table.

Greek Meatball Pasta

I used Mezzetta Roasted Red Bell Peppers from a jar. You can usually find them in the pickle section of the store, but sometimes they are by the tomato sauces. I used roughly half of a 16 oz jar for this recipe. You could put more in the meatball mix if you just like more – or if you want to get a few more meatballs out of it.

Greek Meatball Pasta

For the hummus – I used Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus. You can also make your own hummus (chickpeas, garlic, salt, lemon juice and oil – all blitzed until smooth). You might be wondering if the hummus will really make a sauce – and I can assure you that it really really will. The larger chunks of feta will not melt fully – but that’s okay.

I served this with some pitas (quartered), drizzled with avocado oil, oregano and sprinkle with feta cheese. Put it in a 400deg oven for roughly 10 minutes. The feta doesn’t melt like other cheeses do, but it does get soft and adhere to the pita pieces.

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Greek Meatball Pasta

Delicious combination of roasted red pepper, feta, and hummus with pasta and meatballs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword ground turkey, hummus, Pasta, pasta dishes, roasted red pepper, turkey, turkey recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • lb Short Pasta shellbos, rotini, shells
  • ½ Red Onion sliced
  • 1 cup Grape Tomatoes quartered

For the Meatballs

  • lb Ground Turkey
  • ¾ cup Roasted Red Pepper chopped
  • 1 cup Garlic Croutons crushed
  • 1 Egg Beaten
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese crumbled
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Onion

For the Sauce

  • 8 oz Garlic Hummus
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Sriracha
  • ¾ cup Feta Cheese crumbled
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400deg. Start water boiling for pasta.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add all ingredients for sauce and stir to combine. Continue to stir to help feta to melt.
  • In a bowl, combine meatball ingredients. Form into 1½ inch meatballs and line them out on a parchment paper covered baking dish. Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Add pasta to boiling water and cook as directed on the package. Drain in collander and rinse with cool water.
  • At same time that you add pasta to boiling water, add tomatoes and onions to hummus sauce mixture. Continue to stir and cook until pasta is done.
  • In a shallow pasta bowl, add a portion of pasta. Ladle sauce over pasta and top with 5-6 meatballs. Drizzle with a little more sauce.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

4 thoughts on “Greek Meatball Pasta

  1. Michele Morin – Warren, Maine – Michele Morin is a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for thirty years, and together they have four sons, two daughters-in-love, three grandchildren, and one lazy St. Bernard. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.
    Michele Morin says:

    Lately, I have been loving a Greek twist on food!

  2. I never would have thought about using hummus in a sauce! What a great idea. The whole dish looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. I just pinned your awesome post to our Features board. Your post was featured on Full Plate Thursday,540 and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! Come back to see us real soon.
    Miz Helen

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