Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Cacio e pepe - Family Dinner Night

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Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Cacio e pepe

Note: This recipe can be made with any variety of Cooked Perfect® meatballs.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Our Cooked Perfect® Products
    16-20 each Turkey Meatballs (1 oz).
    Substitute any variety of Cooked Perfect® Meatballs.
  • 1 lb Spaghetti dry
  • 4 oz Butter 1 stick, cubed and chilled
  • 1 tbsp Black pepper ground
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • Salt to taste

Recipe Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Heat Cooked Perfect Turkey Meatballs according to package directions.
  3. While the meatballs are heating, add the spaghetti to the water and boil until still slightly firm (this will vary based on brand). Drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  4. In the same large pot, add half of the butter and black pepper and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the spaghetti, half of the pasta water, and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from the heat, and briskly stir in the remaining butter and cheese until the cheese melts.
  7. Season with salt (if necessary). Serve and enjoy.

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