Garlic Meatballs and Pasta, homemade juicy meatballs with spaghetti, coated in a delicious sauce, tasty & easy recipe. Great for weeknight dinners! This is a wonderful tasting dish!

Garlic Meatballs and Pasta, homemade juicy meatballs with spaghetti, coated in a delicious sauce, tasty & easy recipe. Great for weeknight dinners!

For our recipe challenge this month, we were given a theme 'Easy Pasta Dishes' for our group of talented bloggers.

Pasta is such a versatile ingredient and there are so many different varieties and ways to cook it that I was spoilt for choice as to what recipe I would come up with.

In the end I chose for a delicious tasting spaghetti along with some home made meatballs, using fresh ingredients.

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Garlic Meatballs and Pasta is a delicious homemade recipe full of flavor.

The result was fantastic! For all garlic lovers, this is the meal for you! And so we have our delicious Garlic Meatballs and Pasta.

For this recipe, I've used quite a lot of garlic, and of course, you can tone it down a little if you wish. The meatballs are great tasting and freezer friendly too, so if you wanted to make a batch and freeze for a busy weeknight, then these would be ideal.

Garlic Meatballs and Pasta is a delicious homemade recipe full of flavor.

At the end of the recipe you'll find all the other lovely pasta recipes from our group of talented bloggers so make sure you scroll down and take a look at all the other pasta recipes we have for you today!

So please enjoy our Garlic Meatballs and Pasta and take a look at all the other recipes too!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Serves

Approx 20 meatballs (4 - 6 people)

Ingredients

For the meatballs

1 pound / 500 g Ground beef, or ground meat of your choice.
1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 small onion, finely chopped
5 Cloves garlic, crushed
1 egg
Salt & pepper for seasoning
Generous handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped finely
1 Scallion / spring onion, chopped finely
3 mushrooms, chopped finely
1 Tablespoon olive oil for cooking
2 Tablespoons of flour for dusting.

For the Spaghetti

As much spaghetti as you wish, cooked and cooled.

For the Sauce

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups / 350 ml chicken or beef broth
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1/2 cup / 120 ml low fat plain yogurt
1/2 glass of your favourite white wine.
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and ground black pepper

Garlic Meatballs and Pasta is a delicious homemade recipe full of flavor.

Instructions

1. Firstly, finely chop all the ingredients that need to be chopped.

2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and use your hands to mix everything in. Keep mixing for a good 2-3 minutes as this will help to incorporate everything.

Garlic Meatballs and Pasta, showing  meat ball ingredients

3. Dust your hands lightly with flour and roll out the meat into golf ball sized balls with the palms of your hands. Compress as you roll so they don’t fall apart. Lay them out ready for the next step.

TIP For Freezing

It is after this stage the meatballs can be frozen. Wrap in parchment and then place in zippy bags.

Garlic Meatballs and Pasta, showing  meat balls shaped and ready for cooking or freezing

4. Add olive oil to a pan and when hot enough, add the meatballs carefully, and turn once they have browned.

Keep turning them until they are browned all over. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.

Garlic Meatballs and Pasta showing meatballs cooking

5. Using the same pan with the juices from the meatballs,
make the sauce by adding the butter and melt, add flour and cook, stirring constantly, until flour turns light brown, for about 2 minutes and it’s all combined.

Garlic Meatballs and Pasta, making the sauce

6. Slowly stir in broth and add the white wine. Add brown sugar and bring to a gentle boil.

7. Reduce heat to medium and cook until sauce is reduced to about 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Stir in yogurt then add the lemon juice and return to simmer.

8. When the sauce has reduced, add the meatballs and stir until all warmed through and the sauce starts to bubble, then add the pasta until everything is completely heated through.
Serve

Garlic Meatballs and Pasta is a delicious homemade recipe full of flavor.

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Garlic Meatballs and Pasta, homemade juicy meatballs with spaghetti, coated in a delicious sauce, tasty & easy recipe. Great for weeknight dinners!

Garlic Meatballs and Pasta

Yield: 4 -6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Garlic Meatballs and Pasta, homemade juicy meatballs with spaghetti, coated in a delicious sauce, tasty & easy recipe. Great for weeknight dinners!

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 1 pound / 500 g Ground beef, or ground meat of your choice.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 Cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg
  • Salt & pepper for seasoning
  • Generous handful of flat leaf parsley, chopped finely
  • 1 Scallion / spring onion, chopped finely
  • 3 mushrooms, chopped finely
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil for cooking
  • 2 Tablespoons of flour for dusting.

For the Spaghetti:

  • As much spaghetti as you wish, cooked and cooled.

For the Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups / 350 ml chicken or beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup / 120 ml low fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 glass of your favourite white wine.
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • juice of half lemon

Instructions

  1. Firstly, finely chop all the ingredients that need to be chopped.
  2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and use your hands to mix everything in. Keep mixing for a good 2-3 minutes as this will help to incorporate everything.
  3. Dust your hands lightly with flour and roll out the meat into golf ball sized balls with the palms of your hands. Compress as you roll so they don’t fall apart. Lay them out ready for the next step.
  4. TIP: It is after this stage the meatballs can be frozen. Wrap in parchment and then place in zippy bags.
  5. Add olive oil to a pan and when hot enough, add the meatballs carefully, and turn once they have browned. Keep turning them until they are browned all over. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  6. Using the same pan with the juices from the meatballs,
  7. make the sauce by adding the butter and melt, add flour and cook, stirring constantly, until flour turns light brown, for about 2 minutes and it’s all combined.
  8. Slowly stir in broth and add the white wine. Add brown sugar and bring to a gentle boil.
  9. Reduce heat to medium and cook until sauce is reduced to about 1 cup, about 5 minutes. Stir in yogurt then add the lemon juice and return to simmer.
  10. When the sauce has reduced, add the meatballs and stir until all warmed through and the sauce starts to bubble, then add the pasta until everything is completely heated through.
  11. Serve

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 539Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 545mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 12gProtein: 41g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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Garlic Meatballs and Pasta is a delicious homemade recipe full of flavor.

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