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Alfredo Meatballs

These alfredo meatballs are loaded with flavor and bathed in a delicious alfredo sauce. It's a hearty, tasty dinner everyone loves.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Alfredo Meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Equipment

  • large skillet

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup garlic croutons
  • 1 box Linguine noodles

Alfredo

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk cold
  • ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon basil fresh, chopped
  • 2 oz parmesan Romano cheese shredded
  • Parsley as garnish

Instructions

  • Get out and measure your ingredients.
    Overhead photo of all the ingredients needed to make Alfredo Meatballs.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and a frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add croutons to a food processor and pulse until crumbed.
    Croutons added to a food processor. Pulse until crumbed.
  • Or add to a resealable bag and crush croutons with rolling pin or kitchen hamer.
    Crumbed croutons in a food processor.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ricotta, garlic paste, grated parmesan, salt and Italian seasoning.
    Ground beef, ricotta, garlic paste, grated parmesan, salt and Italian seasoning in a glass mixing bowl.
  • Add croutons.
    Crumbed croutons added to the glass mixing bowl.
  • Mix well to combine.
    Crumbed croutons, ground beef, ricotta, garlic paste, grated parmesan, salt and Italian seasoning mixed well in a glass mixing bowl.
  • Use a cookie scoop to form uniform meatballs, about ½” in diameter. Place meatballs onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
    Raw meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet. Meatballs are formed using a cookie scoop.
  • While the meatballs bake, prepare pasta and Alfredo sauce. Bring 4 cups of salted water to a boil. Add linguine and cook Al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • In the preheated frying pan, melt the butter.
    Butter melting in a pan
  • Once melted. Add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
    Minced garlic added to the melted butter in the pan.
  • Add in the flour and whisk.
    Flour added to the minced garlic and butter in the pan.
  • Cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
    Flour whisked into the butter and garlic.
  • Slowly incorporate the milk, ¼ cup at a time. Do not boil.
    Milk added to the pan with the whisked flour, butter and garlic.
  • Be sure to whisk thoroughly between each addition of milk to prevent the sauce from getting lumpy.
    Milk added to the pan with the whisked flour, butter and garlic.
  • Whisk,
    Whisked milk, flour, butter and garlic in a pan.
  • Add more milk.
    More milk is added to the pan.
  • Whisk again. Repeat until all milk is added.
    More milk is added, slow, continue whisking and adding milk.
  • Once milk is fully incorporated, lower the heat to a simmer. Stir in black pepper,
    All the milk has been added and whisked into the flour, butter and garlic. Add black pepper.
  • Until blended.
    Black pepper whisked into the pan.
  • Add chopped basil.
    Chopped basil added to the pan.
  • Stir until incorporated.
    Chopped basil whisked into the pan.
  • Add shredded cheese.
    Shredded cheese added to the pan.
  • Simmer until the cheese is melted and the sauce has thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
    Cheese has melted and thickened the sauce.
  • Remove meatballs from the oven.
    Cooked meatballs removed from the oven. The meatballs are resting on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Add to skillet.
    Cooked meatballs added to the pan of alfredo sauce.
  • Toss with the Alfredo sauce.
    Cooked meatballs mixed into the alfredo sauce inside the pan.
  • Serve.
    Closeup photo of a fork holding three meatballs and pasta.
  • Plate the linguine. Top with Alfredo meatballs and garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy every bite.
    Overhead photo of prepared Alfredo Meatballs over a bed of pasta.