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Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatball and Broccoli Noodles

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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 6
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Big ginger flavors are a standout in these easy meatballs and tantalizing sauce. Ready in just 35 minutes, this recipe is a great weeknight choice, and perfect for lunch leftovers the next day.
By Cindy Ensley
Updated Feb 18, 2014
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  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 2 teaspoons grated gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • Canola oil


  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sambal oelek or Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated gingerroot
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped


  • 8 oz uncooked capellini or angel hair pasta
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Progresso Breadcrumbs


  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with sides or shallow baking pan with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix all Meatball ingredients except broccoli and oil until well combined. Shape meatballs using 1 heaping teaspoonful mixture for each; place in cookie sheet. Arrange broccoli in cookie sheet. Drizzle broccoli with oil.
  • 3
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center, and broccoli is browned around edges.
  • 4
    While meatballs and broccoli are baking, mix Sauce ingredients.
  • 5
    Cook and drain capellini as directed on package. Toss capellini with sauce, meatballs and broccoli.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Using a mixture of dark and light ground turkey (aka not extra lean) will ensure a more tender and juicy turkey meatball. These can also be made with ground pork.
  • tip 2
    You can make the meatballs in advance, roll them, and freeze until ready to cook. Bake them from the frozen state for a few extra minutes, separately it from the broccoli.
  • tip 3
    Sambal oelek can be found near the Sriracha sauce and has a similar flavor, but is more garlicky and coarse in texture. It’s spicy and delicious!


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