Angel Hair with Meatballs and Mushroom Marinara

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This is what I like to call a Sunday meal. First of all, I made it on a Sunday.

Though it isn’t complicated, it isn’t ready in 10 minutes either.

Sundays are good days to have lots of people over for dinner and this makes a good bit of food.

If you don’t have people over and you have leftovers, you have lunch for Monday.

Sunday for the win.

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Gather meatball ingredients

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Knead to combine

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Make like Ludicrus and “Roll out” your meatballs.

You read that right.

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Meanwhile, assemble your marinara

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And get the big pasta bowls ready!

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Top angel hair with meatballs and sauce

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Top with plenty of salty parmesan

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ANGEL HAIR WITH MEATBALLS AND MUSHROOM MARINARA

for the meatballs: 

1 pound lean ground turkey (93/7)

1 small yellow onion, finely diced

1 egg

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for sprinkling

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

20 grinds fresh pepper

1 teaspoon salt

3 ounces of fresh mozzarella, grated

1/2 cup panko seasoned breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons tomato paste

instructions and directions: 

Heat oven to 375

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, knead thoroughly  Roll out  approximately 18 large meatballs and line on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes. Test a meatball by cutting it in half, to make sure it is cooked through.

Meanwhile….

for the marinara:

1 tablespoon olive oil

8 ounce package of fresh mushrooms

small yellow onion, diced

a 16 ounce and 8 ounce cans of tomato sauce (unless you can find a 24 🙂 )

2 garlic cloves, minced or 2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons dried oregano

2 teaspoons dried parsley

1 teaspoon sea salt

10 grinds fresh pepper or 1 tsp pepper

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon celery salt

additional ingredients:

1, 16 ounce, box angel hair pasta (cooked separately according to package instructions)

grated Parmesan cheese

instructions and directions: 

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. Saute onion and mushrooms until the water has evaporated from the pan. Around 8 minutes. Add all the ingredients from the sauce thorough celery salt. Simmer on low for 20 minutes while the meatballs are cooking. When meatballs are done, nestle in the pan of marinara to stay warm.

Cook angel hair according to package instructions, until al dente. Serve sauce and meatballs (we did 3 per person) over angel hair. Garnish with Parmesan and chopped parsley.

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