Pork & Quinoa Meatballs Recipe: This Pork Meatballs Recipe Just Made Spaghetti Night a Little Healthier by Donna John

Pork Pasta Dinner
6 months ago
Pork & Quinoa Meatballs Recipe: This Pork Meatballs Recipe Just Made Spaghetti Night a Little Healthier

Want to add protein, fiber, essential amino acids, magnesium (to name a few!) to your meatballs? This pork meatball recipe packs a super-healthy punch with the addition of quinoa – and tastes amazing! Not a big pork person? Substitute ground beef, turkey or chicken.

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minujtes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup quinoa, cooked, drained and cooled
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
  • cooked pasta, for serving  

Here's how to make it:

Combine the cooked quinoa, pork, eggs, parsley, cheese and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper. Mix until combined. Form into meatballs.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides and almost cooked through, about 7 to 10 minutes.

Pour the spaghetti sauce over the meatballs and simmer gently until meatballs are cooked through, about 3 minutes.

Serve over hot, cooked pasta with additional Parmesan cheese. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, my! Yes, please. Want some tonight, LOL. Love your pics, Donna John , thank you! :-)
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This looks really delicious!
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Love quinoa. Great idea. 😍

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