This Alfredo Meatball recipe was inspired by my pantry and two hours of Pinterest scrolling. My mouth waters every time I come across a recipe for Swedish meatballs. I’ll have to gather the ingredients to give this a try later in the year, but, for now, I’m working with what I have on hand.
Frozen meatballs (or your favorite recipe)
Your choice of pasta (I’m using elbow)
Jar of Alfredo sauce (or your favorite recipe)
Broccoli (optional, although I don’t know why someone would dare to leave it out. lol)
It doesn’t get any simpler than a quick throw together recipe! I’ll even share two variations with you.
On Pot Wonder: You’re welcomed to throw your pasta, (cooked) meatballs, and broccoli together in one pot of water and cook until pasta is done and broccoli is tender. Then drain and add your sauce, warming it up until the sauce is brought up to temp. Season to taste and call it done!
Three Pots a Charm: Or cook pasta separately. At the same time, warm meatballs and sauce together, and cook the broccoli solo. When all is cooked and ready, drain and season the pasta and serve it on the plate dry. Top the pasta with the meatballs and sauce. Drain and season the broccoli and top the sauce with a healthy spoonful. It makes for a prettier dish this way. Tastes all the same once you put your fork into it, though. So you decide if you want to dirty one pot or three. 😉
*I cooked my pasta and broccoli separate. Why? Because it hurts my heart to see broccoli break down in the pan as I stir it with the other ingredients. Lol Plus I can better control how long it cooks. We can’t have the pasta and broccoli finishing at different times while in the same pot. 😉
*When I work with frozen meatballs, I like to pop them in the microwave for a couple of minutes to help them thaw. Then cut them either in half or in quarters. I like bite-sized meatballs and don’t appreciate trying to cut them on my plate or in my soup while I’m eating. This habit comes in handy when you’re cooking for children or trying to spread the meat a little further.
“Beneath hollowed cheeks and bruises, beauty sleeps.” ~ For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
Sometimes you just have to stop and pause after reading a line. This was one of those times for me.