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Alfredo Meatballs

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.



Alfredo Meatballs are a delicious homemade meatball recipe that can be served over pasta, rice or simply with a side of veggies.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

These chicken meatballs are packed with flavour from garlic powder and parmesan cheese.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

This homemade ground chicken meatball recipe takes about forty-five minutes from start to finish and produces twenty meatballs with creamy sauce.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

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To make these chicken alfredo meatballs, I started by dumping some lean ground chicken into a mixing bowl.

lean ground chicken in a bowl

I added some Italian seasoned bread crumbs to the bowl.

bread crumbs and ground chicken in a bowl

I also added some milk and an egg.

bread crumbs, egg, milk and ground chicken in a bowl

I added some salt, pepper and garlic powder to the bowl.

ground chicken, egg, bread crumbs and spices in a bowl

I added some grated parmesan cheese to the bowl.

grated parmesan on top of spices, bread crumbs and ground chicken in a bowl

I used my hands to mix all of the ingredients together until well combined.

ground chicken meatball mixture in a bowl

I used a 2 tbsp scoop to portion the chicken mixture and shaped it into balls.

I placed the meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet leaving at least an inch between them.

raw chicken meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet

I put the baking sheet in the oven and baked the meatballs until they were golden brown and cooked through.

Then I set the meatballs aside to rest while I prepared the alfredo sauce.

cooked chicken meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet

I dropped some butter into a large skillet over medium heat.

butter in a skillet

Once the butter was melted I added some minced garlic to the skillet.

minced garlic added to a skillet with melted butter

I stirred the garlic and butter together and continued cooking for a couple minutes.

melted butter and minced garlic in a skillet

Then I added some heavy cream to the skillet.

butter, garlic and heavy cream in a skillet

I also added some Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the skillet.

salt, pepper and italian seasoning added to skillet with alfredo sauce

I stirred well and brought the liquid to a simmer.

alfredo sauce simmering in a skillet

I let the sauce simmer, stirring frequently, until it thickened.

Then I removed the skillet from the heat and added some grated parmesan cheese.

grated parmesan added to alfredo sauce in a skillet

I stirred until the cheese was melted.

stirring parmesan cheese into alfredo sauce

I added the cooked meatballs to the skillet.

cooked chicken meatballs added to skillet with alfredo sauce

I stirred the meatballs around until they were well coated in the sauce.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

I allowed the meatballs to sit in the sauce for a few minutes.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

Then the alfredo meatballs were ready to serve.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

I served my chicken alfredo meatballs over some cooked fettuccine noodles.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

These tender garlic parmesan meatballs are sure to be a family favourite.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

These ground chicken meatballs with alfredo sauce are a fun twist on chicken fettuccine alfredo.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

If you are looking for a tasty homemade meatball recipe using ground chicken, then you need to try these Alfredo Meatballs!

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Alfredo Meatballs:

  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Alfredo Meatballs:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  3. Dump the ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Use your hands to mix together all of the ingredients until well combined.
  5. Scoop the mixture into 2 tablespoon portions and form them into balls.
  6. Place the meatballs on the parchment lined baking sheet leaving at least an inch between the balls.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the meatballs until they are golden brown and have reached an internal temperature of at least 165F. 18 – 20 minutes.
  8. Set the meatballs aside to rest while you prepare the sauce.
  9. Add the butter to a large skillet over medium heat.
  10. Once the butter has melted, add the minced garlic to the skillet.
  11. Stir the butter and garlic together and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  12. Add the heavy cream, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the skillet and stir well.
  13. Bring the liquid to a simmer and continue simmering, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens. About 6 — 10 minutes.
  14. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the grated parmesan.
  15. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  16. Add the cooked meatballs to the skillet and stir until they are well coated in sauce.
  17. Allow the meatballs to sit in the sauce for few minutes before serving.
  18. Serve over pasta, rice or with veggies and enjoy!

FAQS:

How should I store my alfredo chicken meatballs?

To store Alfredo chicken meatballs, follow these steps:

  1. Allow the meatballs to cool down to room temperature before storing them.
  2. Transfer the meatballs to an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.
  3. Seal the container or bag tightly to prevent air from entering.
  4. Place the container or bag in the refrigerator.
  5. Store the Alfredo chicken meatballs in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

If you need to store them for a longer period, you can freeze them:

  1. Allow the meatballs to cool down completely.
  2. Place the meatballs in a freezer-safe container or airtight freezer bag.
  3. Remove as much air as possible from the bag or container before sealing.
  4. Label the container or bag with the date for reference.
  5. Place the meatballs in the freezer.
  6. Frozen Alfredo chicken meatballs can typically be stored for up to 2-3 months.

Remember to thaw the frozen meatballs in the refrigerator before reheating or consuming.

What substitutions could I make?

When making Alfredo chicken meatballs, there are several substitutions you can make depending on your dietary preferences or ingredient availability. Here are a few substitution options:

  1. Ground Chicken: If you don’t have ground chicken, you can substitute it with ground turkey or even ground pork. Keep in mind that the flavour and texture may vary slightly with different meats.
  2. Breadcrumbs: If you want to make the meatballs gluten-free or lower in carbohydrates, you can use almond flour or gluten-free breadcrumbs instead of regular breadcrumbs.
  3. Parmesan Cheese: While Parmesan cheese is commonly used in Alfredo chicken meatballs, you can substitute it with other hard cheeses like Pecorino Romano or Asiago.
  4. Alfredo Sauce: Instead of using homemade Alfredo sauce, you can save time by using store bought Alfredo sauce. Alternatively, you can use a different creamy sauce such as a mushroom cream sauce or a white wine sauce.
  5. Vegetables: If you want to add vegetables to your meatballs, you can finely chop and incorporate ingredients like spinach, onions, or bell peppers into the mixture.

Remember to adjust the quantities and cooking times accordingly when making substitutions, as different ingredients may behave differently during the cooking process.

What should I serve with alfredo meatballs?

There are several delicious options for side dishes to serve with Alfredo chicken meatballs. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Pasta: Since Alfredo sauce is traditionally served with pasta, you can pair your meatballs with your favorite pasta variety such as fettuccine, linguine, or spaghetti. Toss the cooked pasta in some Alfredo sauce and serve the meatballs on top for a complete meal.
  2. Salad: A fresh salad can provide a nice contrast to the rich and creamy meatballs. Consider serving a simple green salad with mixed lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and a light vinaigrette dressing.
  3. Garlic Bread: Serve your Alfredo meatballs with some warm garlic bread on the side. You can make your own garlic bread by slicing a baguette, spreading garlic butter on each slice, and toasting it in the oven until golden and crispy.
  4. Steamed Vegetables: Lightly steamed vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, or carrots can add color and nutritional value to your meal. They provide a refreshing contrast to the rich meatballs.
  5. Roasted Potatoes: Roasted potatoes make a hearty and satisfying side dish. You can toss cubed potatoes in olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and your favorite herbs, then roast them in the oven until crispy and golden.
  6. Grilled Asparagus: Grilled asparagus is a flavorful and nutritious side dish that pairs well with Alfredo chicken meatballs. Simply brush the asparagus spears with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grill them until tender.

These are just a few suggestions, but feel free to mix and match side dishes according to your preferences and dietary needs.

Yield: 20 meatballs

Alfredo Meatballs

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

Alfredo Meatballs are an easy ground chicken meatball recipe loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, garlic powder and parmesan cheese and tossed in a rich and creamy alfredo sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  3. Dump the ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Use your hands to mix together all of the ingredients until well combined.
  5. Scoop the mixture into 2 tablespoon portions and form them into balls.
  6. Place the meatballs on the parchment lined baking sheet leaving at least an inch between the balls.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the meatballs until they are golden brown and have reached an internal temperature of at least 165F. 18 - 20 minutes.
  8. Set the meatballs aside to rest while you prepare the sauce.
  9. Add the butter to a large skillet over medium heat.
  10. Once the butter has melted, add the minced garlic to the skillet.
  11. Stir the butter and garlic together and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes until the garlic is fragrant.
  12. Add the heavy cream, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to the skillet and stir well.
  13. Bring the liquid to a simmer and continue simmering, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens. About 6 -- 10 minutes.
  14. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the grated parmesan.
  15. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  16. Add the cooked meatballs to the skillet and stir until they are well coated in sauce.
  17. Allow the meatballs to sit in the sauce for few minutes before serving.
  18. Serve over pasta, rice or with veggies and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 234mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g

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