Jerusalem Artichoke Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

A citrus-infused broth, turkey meatballs, and mild Jerusalem artichoke pasta update an old favorite.
Body+Soul, June 2010
  • Yield Serves 4
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  • 2 slices white bread, crusts removed and coarsely ground into crumbs (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons skim milk
  • 3/4 pound ground white-meat turkey
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dill, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 6 tablespoons (about 1 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 8 ounces Jerusalem artichoke spaghetti
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, leaves only, cut crosswise into 1-inch strips (8 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. To make the meatballs, soak breadcrumbs in milk for 10 minutes. When ready, combine bread with turkey, dill, feta, and garlic, and mix gently with hands. Season with salt and pepper; mix just to incorporate. With damp hands, form mixture into small balls (about 1 tablespoon each).

  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and add the pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is almost cooked through. Add chard to the pot and finish cooking together, until pasta is al dente.

  3. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large, straight-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add stock and bring to a simmer. Cover skillet until meatballs are cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Stir in lemon juice to taste.

  4. Drain pasta and chard together; toss with some liquid from the meatballs.

  5. Transfer to serving bowls, and spoon extra liquid around pasta. Top with meatballs; garnish with dill. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (3)

  • LeslieRenn 17 Sep, 2011

    De Bolles makes Jerusalem Artichoke Pasta - it's considered Gluten Free, if that helps your search!

  • slankford 8 Apr, 2011

    This dish is so tasty! My family loved it and I had to make more.

    As for the spaghetti, forget the word "Jerusalem" and look for spinach pasta or just whole wheat pasta. Generally, spinach pasta is whole wheat. The noodle is green and can be found at your local grocery store or specialty foods store.

  • wholelivingforlife 11 Dec, 2010

    What are the ingredients for the Jerusalem artichoke spaghetti? I've never heard of it....new products? Thanks!