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Spicy Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spicy Spaghetti & Meatballs

Kick classic spaghetti & meatballs up a notch with turkey meatballs and a spicy red sauce.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6


  • lb Spaghetti

For the Meatball

  • lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seed

For the Sauce

  • 2 28oz can Crushed Tomato
  • 2 15oz can Tomato Puree
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Minced Onion
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seed
  • 2 tbsp Hot Honey


  • Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • In a bowl, thoroughly combine meatball ingredients. Form into 1-inch and line out on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • In a large saute pan, add sauce ingredients. Let come just to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer.
  • Remove cooked meat balls from oven and add to sauce. Let continue to simmer to at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Start water boiling for pasta. Once boiling, add pasta and cook as directed on the package. Drain in a colander and rinse with cool water.
  • In a shallow pasta bowl, serve a portion of pasta. Top with 6-7 meatballs and top with additional sauce. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese, if desired.
Keyword ground turkey, meatballs, Pasta, red pepper flakes, red sauce, spaghetti, spicy
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