Friday, January 07, 2011

Skillet Meatballs and Noodles in Creamy Herb Sauce

I love easy meals and Cook's County seems to have plenty of those in their magazine. Not a lot of ingredients, but excellent flavor and easy prep are key for me these days. This meal didn't disappoint.


This is actually the second time I made this dish, but the first time I cooked it and then left it covered on the stove until I'd put Baby Girl to bed. Not a good idea, as the noodles absorbed all the sauce and the dish was rather dry. This time I made it and we ate immediately. And look - it's a one-skillet meal. Score!



Skillet Meatballs and Noodles in Creamy Herb Sauce
Cook's Country

1 pound ground beef (85% or so)
1 package garlic and herb Boursin cheese
Salt and pepper
Vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped fine
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
8 ounces egg noodles
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives

Combine beef, 5 tablespoons Boursin cheese, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl and knead gently until combined. Form mixture into 1 inch meatballs. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Cook meatballs until well browned all over, about 5 minutes. Transfer meatballs to plate and pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from pan.

Cook onion in reserved fat until browned, about 6-8 minutes. Stir in flour and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Add broth, noodles, and wine and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to med-low, and cook, stirring often, until pasta begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add meatballs and simmer, covered, until meatballs are cooked through and noodles are al dente, about 4 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in remaining Boursin cheese and chives. Season with salt and pepper.
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18 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I can't wait to make it.

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  2. I like. It's like beef stroganoff without the sour cream, which would be awesome for Steve.

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  3. I love meatballs and pasta. This looks like comfort food at it's finest. Delicious!

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  4. This dish really sounds delicious. Because I'm new here I spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll be back often. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. This looks great! Can't wait to try it!

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  6. Looks good! Hope everything is going well with Baby Girl. I'm glad you're blogging again, I missed it, and I always love seeing your blog updated in my reader. =)

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  7. That sounds just wonderful...warm and comforting :) I love those wide noodles.

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  8. So delicious!! I'm definetly going to try them

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  10. Oh my - looks soo delicious. My fiance would die if I made this for supper...better get on it! Thanks for the recipe!!!
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  13. thank god SOMEONE is still eating carbs! With 4 children recipes like these are a godsend.

    Glad I found your blog.

    Kirsty

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  15. Sounds and looks so yummy cant wait to try it :)

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    Ashley

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  16. I made this tonight (I got it from Cook's Country and happened to notice it here) and we loved the noodles and the sauce, but the meatballs were so dry... and I also put it on the table immediately. Very weird.

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  17. CRS - Huh...what kind of meat did you use for the meatballs?

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