Italian meatballs are a staple in Adam’s family and there is a recipe that has been passed down by his Gram for years. While this is not her exact recipe, after a fun phone call with her yesterday we were inspired to make some meatballs for the week!
I am not a big tomato person; I’ve never cared for marinara sauce or ketchup or anything of that nature (I’ve actually built up an allergic intolerance to them) so these are not super “traditional” since they are made in a completely different sauce altogether. We combined a pound of lean ground beef (because it was already in the freezer) and a pound of lean ground turkey (because it sounded healthy) and added in our jar of Italian seasonings, minced garlic, and half a package of bread crumbs. All seeming pretty typical, but we also added in mozzarella pearls we found at Walmart!
After rolling the balls we placed them in a crock-pot and filled it up with Alfredo sauce until the balls were coated. Then we let them cook in the crock-pot on high for 5&½ hours. We made some bow-tie pasta to layer the Alfredo sauce and meatballs on top of the pasta and viola! They were absolutely delicious! The creamy Alfredo sauce is very rich and filling, and it was great to make them in a way even I could enjoy them.
Crock-pot Cheese Stuffed Alfredo Meatballs
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