Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Meatballs w/Sundried Tomatoes and Carrots

I love experimenting with meatballs because you can come up with some awesome flavor combinations. 
Last night I threw together what I had and they came out so well. My daughter even told me, “Mom, dinner was dynamite.” 

Makes me smile. 

Don’t be afraid to change it up a bit. You might surprise yourself! 

What You Will Need: 
1 lb ground chicken 
1 egg 
¾ C breadcrumbs 
½ tsp ground oregano 
½ tsp dried parsley 
½ tsp dried basil 
½ C grated Romano cheese 
½ C finely chopped sundried tomatoes 
½ C finely chopped baby carrots 
15 oz tomato sauce 
8 oz tomato paste 
¼ sweet onion, finely chopped 
1 large clove of garlic, finely chopped 
salt and pepper 
uncooked whole wheat ziti 
2 T olive oil 

1) Prepare pasta according to package directions. 
2) Mix together chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, oregano, parsley, basil, Romano cheese, sundried tomatoes, baby carrots, onion and garlic in medium bowl. 
3) Form small balls and set aside on plate. 
4) Heat oil large and heavy skillet over medium-high heat. 
5) Brown meatballs until all sides are cooked. Transfer to clean plate. 
6) Stir in tomato sauce, paste, chicken bouillon and ½ C water. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. 
7) Season sauce with dash of sugar, salt, pepper, oregano, parsley and basil. 
8) Add meatballs back into sauce and cover with lid. 
9) Simmer for 10-13 minutes covered. 
10) Spoon over pasta. 
11) Serve.


whirl whisk said...

This is making me hungry lol

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Fill up on these!!

Christin said...

Looks delicious! Love sun-dried tomatoes!

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

They are so good in these! Try it!

Heather Lynne said...

YUM! I love your use of veggies-the sun dried tomatoes, onions, and carrots sound amazing!

rhonda said...

I love your site. I admire people who share great recipes and love to cook, because I want to get more involved in enjoying cooking! What better way than an awesome recipe like this one!? Thanks so much for sharing. Going to bookmark this!!!

Mrs. Diner said...

Love your use of sun-dried tomatoes in these...I can just imagine how awesome...and sneaking in the carrots is great, too!

FlawedMommy said...

I don't like to feed my family a lot of beef, so I love the fact that you used ground chicken. Between that and all the veggies included, this is the perfect dish to feed my family! Can't wait to try it!!!

Nicola said...

I can't believe I've never made chicken meatballs before. This recipe sounds fab - especially with the added veggies.


UM....YUM! it sounds dynamite.... I have never tried chicken; I will be making a trip to the grocery store this weekend. thank you for sharing!

Mommys Juice said...

Yummy! Pasta is the only thing my entire family agrees on.

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