A meatless spin on a classic Italian dish, the secret to this delicious spaghetti and meatballs is in the fresh sage. Sage gives such a luscious flavor to the dish and the white beans used in the meatballs create perfect texture. With HIGH PROTEIN Spaghetti, the finished plate is a great source of protein and fiber that’s low in carbs, calories, and has a low glycemic index. Use your favorite marinara sauce until you can get Gabriella’s Kitchen powersauce, coming soon!
MINUTE PREP TIME
MINUTE COOK TIME
3 - 4
– 250g Spaghetti
– 2 cups your favorite marinara
– 1 1/4 cup white beans, drained
– 2/3 cup brown rice flour
– 1/2 onion, diced
– 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
– 1/8 cup fresh sage, chopped
– 1 egg
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 tsp. dried oregano
– 1/4 tsp. salt + more as needed
Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.
In food processor, pulse together the onion, sage, parsley, garlic, oregano, and white beans until roughly combined. Then add the egg, pulse until a few coarse bits remain. Remove, and stir in the flour until the mixture is still moist but starts to hold. (This will vary depending upon how much liquid was in your beans.) Add about 1/4 tsp. sea salt if your beans were unsalted, and more if needed to taste.
Form your “meatballs” by the heaping teaspoon onto your prepared baking sheet a few inches apart. Bake until tops have started to turn golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat your favorite marinara sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat, then bring to simmer. Cook your pasta: bring water to a boil and add 250g HIGH PROTEIN Spaghetti. Cook for 1 minute and check for doneness, strain.
Once the meatballs are cooked, gently coat them in the warm sauce and cook for a few minutes to infuse with flavor. To serve, top your skinnypasta with sauce and as many meatballs as desired. Yum!
– To make this vegan, omit the egg and use one tablespoon arrowroot starch + 1/3 cup brown rice flour instead of 2/3 cups brown rice flour.
– Garnish with chopped parsley for something pretty.
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