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Devilishly Divine Creamy Tomato Sauce with Meatballs

Devilishly Divine Creamy Tomato Sauce with Meatballs
Makes:
12 servings (two 6-serving meals)
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
35
minutes
based on
49 reviews
Devilishly Divine Creamy Tomato Sauce with Meatballs is excellent served over the pasta of your choice. It gets some extra spark from red pepper flakes and the turkey sausage meatballs are easy to prepare.

Feed your family twice, but only cook once! This recipe is already doubled. Just serve your family half and freeze the rest.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. turkey sausage, uncooked, casings removed
  • 1 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 jars (26 fl. oz. each) prepared marinara sauce
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. dry spaghetti or pasta of your choice, cooked, kept warm
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Line baking sheet with sides with foil.

COMBINE sausage and breadcrumbs in large bowl. Form mixture into 60, 1-inch meatballs. Place on prepared baking sheet.

BAKE for 15 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain meatballs on papertowel-lined plates.

MEANWHILE, COMBINE marinara sauce, evaporated milk and red pepper flakes in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until simmering. Add meatballs; stir.

SERVE half the sauce and meatballs over cooked spaghetti. Top with parsley, if desired.

TIP:
• Freeze the remaining sauce and meatballs for another meal. Thaw in refrigerator and reheat in microwave or on stovetop. Serve with pasta of your choice.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    A tad to sweet...

    Tecia Pierce from Spokane, WA

    I made this dish for my boyfriend because he loves Spaghetti and meatballs. We both enjoyed the dish but found it to be a little too sweet.

  •  Star(s)

    Delivishly Devine Creamy Tomato Sauce with Meatbal

    NANCY CHAPMAN from YORBA LINDA, CA

    I love the easy and delicious recipe! I added pineapple chunks to the dish for added nutrition and color.

  •  Star(s)

    devilishly devine creamy tomato sauce with meatbal

    marta peay from SENECA, SC

    this is an easy recipe and very tasty. it was almost too easy.

  •  Star(s)

    DEVILISHLY DEVINE CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE WITH MEATBAL

    Christine Burns from ROCK CREEK, OH

    THIS IS A WONDERFULLY EASY RECIPE, MY HUSBAND AND I ARE BOTH DISABLED, AND IT IS NICE TO ONLY HAVE TO COOK ONCE FOR 2 OR MORE MEALS..TRY IT YOU WILL LOVE IT.....

  •  Star(s)

    PERFECT!!

    Helena Georgette Mann from Loomis, CA

    My husband has wanted me to make meatballs and sauce for years. I saw this recipe and decided to try it. I like the idea of baking the meatballs. They cooked evenly. I thought it might make a mess in the oven but did not. I used 1 pound turkey and 1 pound pork sausage. The store only had 1 package turkey sausage. I think I will just adjust the recipe to 1 turkey and 1 pork. The sauce was creamy due to the milk. I like the flavor, it mellowed the tomato in the sauce. We also liked the addition of the pepper flakes. Thanks much!

  •  Star(s)

    great taste

    Sarah Brown from DETROIT, MI

    my husband loved the juicy meatballs that were just as good the second time around.

  •  Star(s)

    Devilishly Divine Creamy Tomato Sauce with Meatbal

    Diana Ong from SAN DIEGO, CA

    It very yummy. We loves to have another round.

  •  Star(s)

    Venison meatballs

    Jack Downing from NICEVILLE, FL

    I substituted venison in this recipe and the rest of the recipe seemed to enhance the normally very lean deer meat.

  •  Star(s)

    catchy title

    Kimberly Smith from Stover, MO

    Tasted great-couldn't taste the difference of the turkey from the regular beef.Much healthier and having a meal already in the freezer for next time is an added plus!

  •  Star(s)

    Tomato sauce with meatballs

    Rose Marino from NORTHFIELD, OH

    Good recipe. My son loves the meatballs

  •  Star(s)

    YUMMY!!!!!

    Deserae Carlson from PLANO, IL

    This is so yummy. My kids even loved it. They are very picky about food, so it is hard to find something that they will eat. Plus the fact that you can make tons of them and freeze them for a later date makes it even better. My kids will eat them with pasta one night and then have a meatball sub the next day. I have even made some for pasta one night and then a few days later, invited some friends of my husbands over and just tossed them in a slow cooker for a before meal dish. I LOVE IT!!!!! It is just the perfect dish for a very busy mom. You can make them on the weekend, freeze them, and have them later in the week, with very little effort.

  •  Star(s)

    Creamy Tomatoey Meatballs

    Monica Colavito from Winnipeg, MB

    I made these meatballs(I have not made meatballs that often) and my husband right away said the best meatballs he ever had. Don't tell his mama! I only used what I had in the house, like lean hamburger meat and I used crushed tomatoes and paste for the sauce. The Carnation's evaporated milk sure does make a nice different taste to the usual tomatoe sauce! THANKS....

  •  Star(s)

    divine indeed

    Merissa Hatcher from LOUISVILLE, KY

    Very easy to make. I usually make meatballs in a skillet and with more than one kind of meat. Using sausage and baking them really simplified it and gave a different texture. Added basil and garlic to mine. Never thought about a creamy sauce but I will from now on. This was yummy the first day and just as good the next week after it was frozen. Very filling as well.

  •  Star(s)

    Not Your Grandma's Recipe

    Wendy Atkin from SPRINGFIELD, OH

    I love this recipe.I do not like red sause as a general rule.This recipe tones down the tomato taste and is wonderful.My family loves it and doesn't really know the difference.

  •  Star(s)

    Beyond Devilishly Divine

    LIZ BARNES from Welland, ON

    My husband barely chewed..the kids loved every last morsel..and I sat with my eyes shockingly wide and watched them like a movie. The Recipe is beyond divine.

  •  Star(s)

    tomato sauce

    Kate Thompson from SWARTZ CREEK, MI

    added garlic bread crumbs instead of regular bread-added flavor!

  •  Star(s)

    That's a meat a ball

    Elizabeth Erick from DES PLAINES, IL

    This is one of the easiest and best tasting meatball recipes I have tried, and it tastes even better the next day! I added a little fresh grated parmesan cheese, awesome!

  •  Star(s)

    favorite meatballs

    GINNY EDMUNDSON from CLYDE, NC

    I like the idea of being able to prepare once and freeze half. And they are tender and good and not too bad for you either!

  •  Star(s)

    Devilish Meatballs

    Tammy Clark from PORTAGE, IN

    Nothing devilish about these meatballs, they are healthier for you because of the turkey, my family loves them and when I make them, I mix up enough for 2 meals and freeze them.

  •  Star(s)

    It's Devilishly Devine!

    Priscilla-Jane Raykoske from WALLINGFORD, VT

    Oh my goodness! It's a very easy to assemble dish, very tasty, and good for us, too. My husband likes the idea of spicing up any dish with red pepper flakes, so this dish "fits the bill" with him. Hot red pepper . .devilishly good!

  •  Star(s)

    Quick, Easy and Delicious

    Linda Wilkes from ALTOONA, PA

    It was easy to make, tastes great, and enough for at least two meals.

  •  Star(s)

    Devilish Divine Meatballs

    Sandra Schroedl from APPLETON, WI

    These were very good but would probably add beef to the Turkey, family enjoyed the creamy flavor.

  •  Star(s)

    Great!

    Melody West from PARKTON, NC

    It was so easy. I loved the fact that it was made with Turkey sausage. It was delicious. It is a keeper!

  •  Star(s)

    Devilishly divine meatballs

    Darlene Wright from AURORA, CO

    I was really surprised at how red pepper flakes and canned milk could make such a huge improvement on meatballs. They stayed together better, tasted better, and the milk added a food group to the meal.

  •  Star(s)

    family favorite

    Betsy Kiser from CORAOPOLIS, PA

    My family loved this. It was great to fix late in afternoon...freeze half...then leave the rest for the family when they came home (I work evenings).

  •  Star(s)

    DEVILISHLY DIVINE CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE WITH MEATBAL

    Jean Leary from BOYNTON BEACH, FL

    ENJOYED VERY MUCH

  •  Star(s)

    devilishdivinecreamytomatosauce

    eileen conaway from GLASSBORO, NJ

    I have had several requests for this since the first time I tried it and it might become one of those "comfort Foods" in our home. Very good and healthy too.

  •  Star(s)

    SpaghettiLicious

    Sharron Becker from Owensboro, KY

    I made this recipe for my family. It was a HUGE HIT !!! They have always loved what they call "pasketti" but I have NEVER seen them eat like this. There was not a scrap of food left for me to freeze. I guess this will be my family's recipe for italian night from here out. Also it was very easy to make, so I not only love the taste, I love the ease. Next time I am making a double batch so I can freeze half of it.

  •  Star(s)

    Tomato Sauce with Meatballs

    Jennifer Caven from FREEPORT, ME

    Yum! The kids love it.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and Quick

    Donna Mayer from PALOS HILLS, IL

    Cook once and you have two meals when you freeze half. I used my first batch with linquini, and am saving the other half for another dinner. Yummy.

  •  Star(s)

    This is good!

    L JACOBS from VENTURA, CA

    I made this the other night and my husband asked me to make it for his birthday. It is easy and good. I used italian sausage for the meatballs. Using a small cookie scoop made it really easy to shape the meatballs. I served it with Mediterranean carrot salad, garlic bread, and ratatouille.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy

    Kathryn Boyd from ABILENE, KS

    This was easy & the best I've ever had and can be stored in single servings too.

  •  Star(s)

    Fabulous Meatballs

    DeAnna Perkins from BOISE, ID

    This is one of the best recipes I have done. Simple and filling, what more could you ask for

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and delicious

    SUE YOUNG from SHALIMAR, FL

    This is a good and quick dish to make and I always get lots of compliments.

  •  Star(s)

    FREEZER FRIENDLY

    Keith Bauer from Salt Lake City, UT

    Stores great in the freezer. Put in microwavable individual serving containers for a late night snack that is better than any TV dinner.

  •  Star(s)

    Devilishly Divine Creamy Tomato Sauce with Meatbal

    ERIS BLANTON from MART, TX

    Devilishly Divine Creamy Tomato Sauce with Meatballs . So simple to cook, my entire family loved this.

  •  Star(s)

    Greaat!!

    cindy jenifer from esmont,va

    Now who doesn't love spaghetti and meatballs hmmm.... i love it!!

  •  Star(s)

    Devilishly Divine Creamy Tomato Sauce With Meatba

    Paul Brown from WEST WARWICK, RI

    Very Quick and easy my family liked it and had no idea it was Turkey they were eating The sauce was very creamy and delicious

  •  Star(s)

    LOOKING FOR TURKEY RECIPES

    cheryl hauble from MAPLEWOOD, MN

    One of my family members have been told due to dietary restrictions to eat more turkey. I made this for her one night and she was thrilled. I even used whole wheat pasta and bread crumbs which was another requirement. It was very tasty.

  •  Star(s)

    quick and easy

    molly heiser from WELLINGTON, OH

    This was a fast meal I could get to the table with little time and of course a kid favorite

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Meal

    Ruby Yoder from ASHTABULA, OH

    I love this type of meal, easy and fast. I add ground beef and take out the hot pepper. I've always got a fairly good supply in the freezer. Great for unexpected guests.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy

    Mary Prevost from UPPER DARBY, PA

    Easy, creamy and tasty, can't beat that combination!

  •  Star(s)

    Devil Tomato Meatballs

    PAULINE MORALES from MC DONALD, PA

    Meatballs can sometimes be boring to eat; same taste, these are not and they're healthy. Easy to make which is a big plus. A meal all can enjoy.

  •  Star(s)

    Devilishly Divine Tomato Sauce

    Doreen Sharpe from PLYMOUTH, MI

    I really liked this pasta recipe. The evaporated milk added extra creaminess to it. This was very easy and the whole family liked it. Tasted like I fussed all day. I altered the recipe just a bit by cooking the meatballs in the sauce instead of precooking them in oven. I will be making this again.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy & easy

    AUDREY HUDSON from

    I've been looking for a new meatball recipe and really like this one. I usually use hamburger so the turkey sausage was a nice change. It's a hit in my home.

  •  Star(s)

    nice twist

    j prescott from

    this is a nice little twist on the old standard- spaghetti and meatballs. my kids actually like this version better!

  •  Star(s)

    Easy Meatball Dinner!

    Bonnie Wemyss from BURNT HILLS, NY

    I'm not too keen on making meatballs, but this recipe was not only easy and delicious, but freezing up leftovers or making extra and freezing just makes another meal for when you have no time or when you are too tired to cook!

  •  Star(s)

    Add some cheese please!

    Jennifer Shippee from GREENVILLE, NH

    I added 1/2 c paremesan cheese to the sauce and mixed in some ground beef with the turkey, this recipe is out of this world!

  •  Star(s)

    For my peeps

    50 Cent from Here, AZ

    This dinner is ready in a flash - gives me time to clean before company arrives!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 410
  • Calories from Fat: 110
  • Total Fat: 12g (18% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g (18% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 65mg (22% of DV)
  • Sodium: 1060mg (44% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 49g (16% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g (16% of DV)
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Vitamin A: 20% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 6% of DV
  • Calcium: 20% of DV
  • Iron: 20% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Devilishly Divine Creamy Tomato Sauce with Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. turkey sausage, uncooked, casings removed
  • 1 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 jars (26 fl. oz. each) prepared marinara sauce
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. dry spaghetti or pasta of your choice, cooked, kept warm
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Line baking sheet with sides with foil.

COMBINE sausage and breadcrumbs in large bowl. Form mixture into 60, 1-inch meatballs. Place on prepared baking sheet.

BAKE for 15 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain meatballs on papertowel-lined plates.

MEANWHILE, COMBINE marinara sauce, evaporated milk and red pepper flakes in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until simmering. Add meatballs; stir.

SERVE half the sauce and meatballs over cooked spaghetti. Top with parsley, if desired.

TIP:
• Freeze the remaining sauce and meatballs for another meal. Thaw in refrigerator and reheat in microwave or on stovetop. Serve with pasta of your choice.

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