Recipe For Parmesan Meatballs

The Secret Recipe Club is a monthly challenge that I really love participating in! I have been taking part since August 2011 and each month I am get to meet a new blogger! This month I got to visit with SteakNPotatoesKindaGurl – Desi is a psych major (I am too) and has just listed her 30×30 – 30 recipes she wants to make before she turns 30. I was hoping that one of these would have been done my the time I made my choice, but she has not yet started tackling her wishes. So instead, after much looking, I chose to make her Parmesan Meatballs With Fettuccine And Alfredo Sauce as I love pasta! Desi has adapted most of her recipes, showcasing other bloggers and I hope my showcase of her adaptation is just as good.

Parmesan Meatballs With Saffron Pasta And Alfredo Sauce
Parmesan Meatballs With Saffron Pasta And Alfredo Sauce

Parmesan Meatballs with Saffron Pasta and Alfredo Sauce
For the meatballs:
  • 250g ground beef
  • 20g parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
for the alfredo sauce:
  • 25g butter
  • 25g flour
  • 125mls cream
  • 125mls milk
  • 50g parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
For the meatballs:
  1. Preheat the oven to 190° Celsius
  2. Mix together all the ingredients well, but do not overwork
  3. Shape into golf sized meatballs
  4. Spray an oven proof dish with cooking spray
  5. Bake for 20 minutes to cook through or 15 minutes if you prefer your meat on the rare side
for the alfredo sauce:
  1. While the meatballs are baking, put your water on to boil for the pasta and start the sauce
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat
  3. Add the flour and stir to combine
  4. Cook for one minute
  5. Whisk in the cream and the milk
  6. Add the cheese and stir until it has melted
  7. Season and add the mustard powder
  8. Allow to simmer on a low heat
  9. Cook your pasta and drain – reserve half a cup of the pasta water
  10. Add the alfredo sauce to the pasta and toss through
  11. Loosen with the pasta water if you want to
  12. Serve together with the meatballs

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I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Ruth, the founder!

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39 thoughts on “Recipe For Parmesan Meatballs

  1. Tandy, the meatballs with Parmesan cheese in it sounds delicious…nice paired with the saffron pasta.
    Have a great week ahead 🙂

  2. My niece is here for the summer and she was just asking me this weekend if we could make meatballs and pasta. I think this is a sign we need to get on that, this looks fantastic!

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