Creamy Meatball Pasta – cheats

Creamy Meatball Pasta – cheats

Creamy Meatball Pasta

I wanted a really quick and easy dinner last night and I look in my fridge and to be honest there wasn’t much. But there were some mini meatballs that I’d bought a few days previous and I played around a little and  I ended up with the most delicious and easy meal, I’ve called it my Creamy Meatball Pasta with mushrooms 

Delicious meatballs, dry fried together with mushrooms and garlic, finished with your pasta of choice, a splash of single cream and thyme – it’s so good! 

I have to tell you it really hit the spot and ready in under 30 minutes – everyone loved it! 

I love meatballs anyway and I eat them a lot in a tomato sauce with pasta, have you tried my recipe for Easy Slimming Meatballs with Tomato sauce

 

How to make Creamy Meatball Pasta 

Well it couldn’t really be any easier – I seriously cheat with this one most of the time 

The Meatballs 

First you need to make or buy your meatballs and here if want to make them here’s how

Easy Slimming Meatballs with Tomato sauce?

This recipe makes approx 24 Easy Slimming Meatballs (you can make 48 mini meatballs instead too) and I think 4 (or 7 mini meatballs)  is enough for one person. 

Cheat – Buy your Mini Meatballs 

HOWEVER  if you’re in a rush you can buy your meatballs.

I ALWAYS buy the mini meatballs from Tesco, there are 20 in a packet – which means this recipe served 3 (if you’re really hungry then maybe just 2) It works out at 7 meatballs each (6 for one person as the pack is 20) 

They are available in most super markets – try and get the minis if you can – if not cut the larger ones in half 

 

Packet of shop bought meatballs

 

How to make Creamy Meatball Pasta 

It really is so easy 

In a frying pan sauté your meatballs mushrooms & garlic i for 15 minutes (you don’t need any additional fat as you have enough for this is the meatballs 

In a pan boil your macaroni or pasta of choice until cooked and just tender 

A pan full of meatballs & mushrooms

 

Add a couple of tablespoons of your pasta water to your meatballs and mushrooms and then add your Elmlea cream (or low fat cream) and stir 

Stir your cooked, drained pasta into your sauce, season with salt & Black pepper and garnish with thyme 

A bowl of meatballs, mushrooms and pasta

 

 

What to serve with your Creamy Meatball Pasta 

It’s fine just as it in served in a lovely bowl 

You can add garlic bread and a large green salad if you fancy it 

 

How can I store my leftover Creamy Meatball Pasta 

To be honest I wouldn’t freeze it 

Put it in an airtight container when cool and place it in the fridge 

It will be good for a couple days 

When you want to eat it (it’s good cold actually) reheat either in the microwave or in a pan on the hob and heat until piping hot and the meatballs are hot all the way through 

Try may need to add a little water to thin it down a little 

Enjoy 🙂 

 

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Enjoy 

Much Love Clare x 

 

Another healthy Meatball recipe 

This time I’ve used chicken sausage and they are so delicious! S

o have a look at this Chicken Meatball Recipe we all love them here 

 

Herby Chicken Italia Meatballs

A bowl of meatballs, mushrooms and pasta

Creamy Meatball Pasta, with mushrooms

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 517kcal
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Delicious meatballs, cooked together with mushrooms and garlic, finished with your pasta of choice, a splash of single cream and thyme - it's so good! 

Ingredients

  • 336 g Mini Meatballs 20 mini meatballs (Tesco finest)
  • 250 g Mushrooms Sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic Peeled and chopped finely
  • 75 ml Elmlea single cream (or low fat single)
  • 180 g dried macaroni
  • Thyme Fresh
  • Salt & Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Take a large frying pan and add your min meatballs and dry fry for 5 minutes
  • Whilst you are doing this boil your pasta according to on pack instructions and until cooked through and just tender
  • Next add your sliced mushrooms and garlic to your meatballs and fry for a further 10 - 12 minutes until browned and until your meatballs are cooked
    A pan full of meatballs & mushrooms
  • Then add a couple of tablespoons of your pasta water to the meatballs and stir
  • Next add your Elmlea or single cream and stir until simmering
  • Drain your pasta and add to the meatball mix, making sure to give it a good stir
  • Season with Salt and Black pepper and serve adding a few thyme leaves to the dish
    A bowl of meatballs, mushrooms and pasta
  • Enjoy

Notes

*** Nutritional Information is approximate and intended as a guide 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Meatball Pasta, with mushrooms
Amount per Serving
Calories
517
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
116
mg
39
%
Sodium
 
557
mg
24
%
Potassium
 
441
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
53
g
18
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
33
g
66
%
Vitamin A
 
91
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
126
mg
13
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Cooked this the other night , so simple to make and was really tasty

  2. 5 stars
    This was so simple to make and very delicious, went down a treat in this house !

    1. So great to hear thank you x

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