Turkey Meatballs and Pasta in Cream Sauce
This sauce is similar to the classic Alfredo, but we've lightened it with chicken broth and flavored it with mushrooms.
Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 40 minutes.
Makes 4 to 6 servings
While making the rest of the recipe cook : 1 pound dried pasta, such as rotini, or linguini cooked according to package directions.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup scallions, finely minced and divided
¼ teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
8 ounces white or shiitake mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs ( I toasted two pieces of white bread and then put it in the blender or food chopper to make it really fine)
1/3 cup milk
In another bowl:
½ cup scallions
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 large egg
1 pound ground turkey
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
Combine both sauce and meatballs:
2/3 cup heavy cream
1. Sauce: Heat oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup scallions, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Add flour, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes more. Add broth; cover and simmer 10 minutes.
Oh and P.S. we are all fine..the storm did not do any damage...it sure is scary though. I am so glad that I got my 72 hr. kit put together yesterday!