Farm to Feast: Chicken Meatballs & Spaghetti

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Everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs but this is a much healthier, lighter version. The combination of the light and dark meat makes these meatballs never dry. Plus, it couldn't be easier which makes for a perfect weeknight meal for busy families.

Ingredients:

1 lb pasta (we use gluten free but feel free to use whatever works for your family)

1 lb ground white meat chicken

1 lb ground dark meat chicken

1/2 tsp dried italian seasoning

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 large jar of your favorite tomato sauce

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken with the herbs, salt and pepper. Form into balls (as the ground chicken is a very different consistency from beef, I use spoons to form the meatballs, not my hands) and place onto the baking sheet. Bake in the center of your oven for 15-20 minutes.

Cook pasta according to the package directions.

In a saucepan, heat up your sauce. Add the cooked meatballs.

Toss the pasta with the sauce and meatballs and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Serve with bread and salad for a full, well-balanced meal.