Spaghetti and Meat Squares

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Ingredients

1
pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
1/2
cup dry bread crumbs
1/2
cup applesauce
1
tablespoon instant minced onion
3/4
teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
jar (26 to 28 ounces) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
3
cups hot cooked spaghetti

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°. Mix all ingredients except pasta sauce and spaghetti. Press mixture evenly in ungreased rectangular pan, 11x7x1 1/2 inches. Cut into 1 1/4-inch squares.
  • 2 Bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until no longer pink in center and juice is clear; drain. Separate meat squares.
  • 3 Mix meat squares and pasta sauce in 3-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Serve over spaghetti.

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Tips

Expert Tips

This recipe is a great timesaver—no need to form and fry individual meatballs. Don't forget to heat the water for the spaghetti while the meat and sauce simmer.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
435
Calories from Fat
145
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
Saturated Fat
5g
Cholesterol
45mg
Sodium
900mg
Total Carbohydrate
56g
Dietary Fiber
3g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.