Lamb and Spaghetti Primavera

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 8 min.
Cook Time: 8 min.
Total: 16 min.
Earthy lamb meatballs are a perfect pairing with a simple spaghetti and tomato sauce.


  • 1/2 pound ground American Lamb
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small zucchini, cut lengthwise and sliced
  • 8 ounces spaghetti or linguine, cooked and kept warm
  • Shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese


  • In a bowl, combine lamb, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder; mix well. Form in 24, 3/4-inch balls.
  • Meanwhile, heat spaghetti sauce in a large saucepan with cover. Add meatballs to sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and zucchini; cook an additional 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Ladle meatballs and sauce over pasta. Serve with shredded cheese.

Cooking Lamb: Lamb should be juicy and tender when cooked. Tender lamb cuts can be prepared using dry heat - roasting, broiling, grilling, pan-broiling and pan-frying. Less tender cuts are best prepared using moist heat - braising and stewing.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 428
  Calories from Fat 142 (33%)
(24%)Total Fat 16g
(33%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(15%)Cholesterol 44mg
(28%)Sodium 670mg
(20%)Potassium 705mg
Total Carbohydrate 54g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(42%)Protein 21g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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