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Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Bocconcini

Dark-meat turkey yields more tender meatballs than turkey breast. Tossing the hot pasta with the meatballs and bocconcini melts the cheese a bit. Look for bocconcini -- bite-size morsels of fresh mozzarella -- at specialty food stores and Italian markets, as well as many supermarkets; they're usually packaged in water or whey for freshness.

Source: Everyday Food, September 2007
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  • ALR3388031DW
    15 APR, 2016
    I have been making this for years! So good and so simple. I usually wait and add the mozzarella to each bowl when serving or else all the balls sink and melt into one blob! I have made this adding a splash of white wine to the cooking liquid and will throw in extra veggies if I have them, broccoli or sugar snap peas are very good in this. Or it's perfect as is!
  • Lisa1129
    22 SEP, 2010
    This is my kids FAVORITE meal! And they are very picky eaters. Whenever I make this dish, there are never any leftovers. The only change I made is using basil instead of parsley. Very Yummy!
  • marabou09
    7 APR, 2009
    So good, and so yummy! I can't wait to make this for guests. Next time, I might use chicken broth or white wine instead of water.
  • scubajenn
    8 JUN, 2008
    My family LOVES this recipe. It's really easy to do. I often use pasta shells instead of the orechiette, since I usually have shells. I use a littel bit less water than called for and I don't put the tomatoes in until the end when I put everything together, because my husband doesn't like cooked tomatoes. DELICIOUS and very kid friendly.
  • alexis0012
    11 MAR, 2008
    This is my boyfriend's new favorite recipe. It's pretty darn good as is. The only thing I would do differently next time is wait for the pasta and turkey balls to cool down before adding the bocconcini because they turn into slightly melted, very chewy little balls.
  • dangelz3
    5 MAR, 2008
    what sauce ? theres no dirrections for it
  • lulieliv
    25 FEB, 2008
    this is awesome. use mashed garlic cheese croutons for breadcrumbs.

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