Parmesan Meatballs With Saffron Pasta

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
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Parmesan Meatballs with Saffron Pasta and Alfredo Sauce

Recipe Category: Italian
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 portion saffron pasta

For the meatballs:

  • 250 g ground beef
  • 20 g parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season

for the alfredo sauce:

  • 25 g butter
  • 25 g flour
  • 125 mls ream
  • 125 mls milk
  • 50 g parmesan cheese, grated
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 5 mls mustard powder


For the meatballs:

  • Preheat the oven to 190° Celsius
  • Mix together all the ingredients well, but do not overwork
  • Shape into golf sized meatballs
  • Spray an oven proof dish with cooking spray
  • Bake for 20 minutes to cook through or 15 minutes if you prefer your meat on the rare side

for the alfredo sauce:

  • While the meatballs are baking, put your water on to boil for the pasta and start the sauce
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat
  • Add the flour and stir to combine
  • Cook for one minute
  • Whisk in the cream and the milk
  • Add the cheese and stir until it has melted
  • Season and add the mustard powder
  • Allow to simmer on a low heat
  • Cook your pasta and drain – reserve half a cup of the pasta water
  • Add the alfredo sauce to the pasta and toss through
  • Loosen with the pasta water if you want to
  • Serve together with the meatballs

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I am submitting this recipe for Parmesan Meatballs With Saffron Pasta And Alfredo Sauce to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Ruth, the founder!

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I am passionate about using regional, seasonable and sustainable produce when I cook. I live in Gordons Bay with my husband and dogs. Dave and I are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place overseas to experience the food of the area. Follow along on our adventures!

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