Yes, that is dinner time prep in my house on one very fun evening. My daughter made her meatballs eyes and it was time to dig and get saucy with it! Pasta anyone? Who loves Pasta with Meatballs? What If I could give you an easier twist on making this and even liven it up to be a fun-looking kids meal? Give this gal a food challenge and it’s Game On! Cooking is a passion, food is an obsession and feeding 5 people in a family can be the root of all reasons that I create and try new things on a consistent basis. As luck and life would have it, I grabbed a jar of Ragú® and changed-up a recipe getting cheesy where I had been saucy before, lol! This was the opportunity I was looking for- the chance to place a new twist on an old favorite and I met this head-on in my kitchen. This is my story of Lavishly living food out loud creating a recipe for a Classic Alfredo Meatball Pasta.,
The challenge of dinner in my home is insane with 5 schedules and running in 5 different directions sometimes takes away from the kids getting to help prepare food. This fine night, my daughter dug in and helped me out, as enjoying a fun family meal was about to be brought to the table(pun intended!) Ragú®Sauce made the Classic Alfredo Meatball Pasta a whole lot easier to prepare so the ease of preparation that suddenly swept across made cooking a breeze. I don’t have to measure, and focus intimately on what I am doing to create a great recipe, it just happens.
Why Would You Try This Recipe?
How is my Classic Alfredo Meatball Pasta different from ones you have created? In fact, rather than coating the pasta with Alfredo Sauce you will be coating the meatballs with it and spreading the meatballs through the pasta! A very different twist on cooking and rather that using a few jars, and gaining way more Alfredo than you need on a pasta, you will have just enough to taste, but not enough to over indulge.
Classic Alfredo Meatball Pasta
The spice of life is change, so change up the Classic Alfredo Sauce by Ragú® and boil those pastas. Rather than chunks of beef, meatballs are about to make a plated appearance and just to make it kid fun, pepperoni will be your official face of the evening. Here’s how I created an awesome quick-type evening meal in our home and created Classic Alfredo Meatball Pasta.
- 1 Jar of Ragú® Classic Alfredo
- 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 10 Pieces of Pepperoni
- 1# of Ground Beef
- 3 Tbsp Avocado Oil
- 1# of Pasta
- 1/2 C Parmesan Cheese
- 1# of Pasta
- In a mixing bowl, mix ground beef and cheese. Form balls.
- In a frying pan, preheat the avocado oil in pan, adding meatballs and allowing them to brown.
- Bring water to a boil and add pasta.
- Drain Pasta.
- Add all ingredients together in one large, shallow Pasta serving bowl.
- Across the dish, add a nose, eyes and mouth creating from the pepperoni slices
- Serve Warm.
Let’s go back to the good old days, when Momma Used to Roll The Meatballs by hand. This part we did do, and it took about 5 minutes together. You want to boil your pasta, drain and set aside, we used 1 Pound of Pasta, boiled, drained and set it aside in a large pasta bowl, while we prepared the meatballs.
Once these are done, head on over to your attention to your preheated pan on the stove with 2 Tbsp’s of garlic and 3 Tbsp of Avocado Oil and place your meatballs on in.
Add your meatballs in here and let the brown on all their sides, so you will be turning them occasionally.
Once you have them all evenly browned(takes about 6 minutes total, you will add the Ragú®Classic Alfredo Sauce, cover, and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes more.
Stir the meatballs around in the pan, so that they all get evenly coated. Once this becomes lightly bubbly, uncover and place over pasta. Now for the fun part, that made the kids smile upon presentation: Pepperoni Face! Pepperoni tastes so awesome in the Classic Alfredo Sauce and the kids tore into this bliss. Lavishly live food out loud, get your family in on the creativity, cook together, eat together and have a fun time while cooking Classic Alfredo Meatball Pasta. What is your favorite pasta dish to cook?