This creamy and savory Meatball and Mushroom Pasta will go great on any dinner table on any day of the week. A creamy pasta casserole topped with savory meatballs — a tasty dinner idea!
Think of this as a spin on traditional beef stroganoff. Plus, since I’m a mushroom lover, I wanted to create a hearty meatball pasta dish that highlighted one of my favorites — the mushroom.
Making the Meatball and Mushroom Pasta:
Making the meatballs are pretty simple. All you have to do is add all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well with your hands. Once you form your meatballs, place them in the oven for 15 minutes and they are ready to roll.
The cheese sauce bridges all ingredients in the pasta dish together. Be sure to cook all cheese sauce ingredients on medium to low heat and continue to stir everything together until smooth. This sauce is what gives this dish its creaminess.
In a large bowl, break down the ground beef into smaller pieces. Add breadcrumbs, egg, condensed cream of mushroom soup, minced garlic, ground cumin, himalayan pink rock salt, organic ground white pepper, milk, worcestershire sauce, onions, celery and mix together with hands until everything is well blended. Sprinkle on Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning and mix with hands again.
Form small meatballs. Place all meatballs on large baking sheet.
Bake meatballs at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until brown. Set to side when done.
For the cheese sauce:
In a large pan, melt butter on medium to low heat. Add all purpose flour and 2 tbsp of the minced garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add chicken stock, paprika, and buttermilk to pan and stir until smooth.
Add 3 cups of the white cheddar cheese and stir until smooth then turn to low heat.
For the mushrooms:
Add olive oil to pan on medium heat and cook mushrooms for 5 minutes then place in separate bowl. Pour black truffle oil over mushrooms and mix.
Take a handful of mushrooms and set aside to be used to top off dish before baking.
Preparing to bake:
In a large pot, boil wide egg noodles for 8 to 10 minutes. Pour into strainer to drain and place in a large bowl.
Cut Greek yogurt cream cheese into small chunks and add to bowl with noodles. Add cheese sauce and fold ingredients together. Add 3/4 of the cooked meatballs into bowl and most of cooked mushrooms to bowl and mix together.
Pour all ingredients from bowl to baking dish. Top ingredients with remaining white cheddar shredded cheese, meatballs and remaining cooked mushrooms.
Bake dish for an additional 10 minutes on 375 degrees.
Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.
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