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Turkey Meatballs Alfredo Pasta with Asparagus

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 624kcal
Author: Edyta
This Turkey Meatballs Alfredo Pasta with Asparagus is a perfect midweek dinner, for nights when you're short on time but still want to make your family a hearty meal. It comes together quickly and incorporates a store-bought Alfredo sauce shortcut.
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  • 1 lbs Turkey Ground
  • 1/3 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Onion Large, grated or 1/2 small one
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley Chopped; + more for garnish
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt Kocher or Himalayan
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 jar Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 cup Asparagus spears cut; about 10-12 spears
  • 2 cups Penne Pasta dry
  • 1/2 cup Wondra flour
  • 3 tbsp Cooking Oil or Ghee for browning the meatballs
  • Freshly Ground black pepper as much or as little as you like


  • Combine ground turkey, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, grated onion, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder into a bowl;
  • Mix everything gently with a fork (Tip: you don't want to overdo the meat, which is why it's super easy to do this using a fork);
  • Form little meatballs, the size of a tablespoon (Tip: water your hands so the meatballs don't stick and it helps you in forming nice balls)
  • Place Wondra flour on a plate and start covering the meatballs;
  • Cover each ball with the flour on all sides;
  • Continue until all the meatballs are fully covered with Wondra;
  • Heat up ghee or cooking oil in a pan and add your meatballs. Brown the meatballs on each side;
  • Prepare your asparagus spears by cutting off all the tough ending parts (Tip: snap one at the part where it naturally break to the remove tough part and then cut the rest of the spears at approximately the same length); Then cut the spears into smaller pieces so they can be consumed in one bite;
  •  Add Alfredo sauce to the pan with meatballs and cook for couple of about 10 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through;
  • In the meantime boil pasta according to instructions and add asparagus 2 minutes before pasta should be done; Then drain in a coriander;
  • Add pasta and asparagus to the pan with meatballs and Alfredo sauce. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Turkey Meatballs Alfredo Pasta with Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 624 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 172mg57%
Sodium 1514mg66%
Potassium 441mg13%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 440IU9%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 624kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 1514mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 3.3mg