A mixture of ground turkey, garlic, herbs, and seasonings is formed into meatballs and simmered in a base of chicken stock, cabbage, and Swiss chard. Whole-wheat pasta, rich in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, is added before serving.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2000


Credit: John Blais

Recipe Summary



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  • In a bowl, combine turkey, 3 cloves garlic, parsley, 1 tablespoon oregano, 1 teaspoon sage, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1 teaspoon rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and paprika. Roll 1 teaspoon turkey mixture to form a ball. Repeat with remaining turkey mixture; set meatballs aside.

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion, shallot, carrot, remaining 2 cloves garlic, and remaining tablespoon oregano, 2 teaspoons sage, 2 teaspoons thyme, 2 teaspoons rosemary, remaining salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Saute, stirring frequently, until the onions are golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add the chicken stock and cabbage, and simmer until the cabbage is tender, about 16 minutes. Add the reserved meatballs and Swiss chard, and let simmer until meatballs are cooked, about 8 minutes. Add the pasta, and cook until it is heated through, about 1 minute more. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Add the pasta immediately before serving; it will soak up the liquid if left too long.