Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A family favorite

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion powder, 1/4 teaspoons salt, and egg; mix well.
  2. Shape into 3 dozen 3/4-inch meatballs.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet. add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides. drain well.
  4. Combine chicken broth, water, ketchup, and remaining 1/4 teaspoons salt; add to skillet.
  5. bring to a boil, stir in noodles, making sure they are covered by liquid.
  6. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  7. stir in sour cream and cheese. Cook until heated through and mixture thickens, about 5 minutes. Do not boil.


Most Helpful

As written, I give this recipe 4 stars because there are a lot of steps to the meatballs, browning, etc. I made it the second time and just browned and drained the meat, used dried onion flakes instead of powder and added about 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. This is a flexible recipe and could be made using other types of pasta such as rotini, macaroni or bowtie. Use 16 ounces water with two bouillon cubes (chicken or beef) and eliminate the other salt from the recipe. Use ketchup or chili sauce. This comes out to be more nutritious with calories @ 428, Sodium 440 mg and Protein 28 gms for 1 serving out of 6 servings. Exchanges: 3 lean meat. 2 starch/bread and 2 fat......and much quicker to make.

npp3512007 December 27, 2010

I'm not rating this as I have not tried this recipe. I think this sounds good and I plan to try it soon. The copy of this recipe I have is slightly different it calls for 12oz elbow macaroni. The rest is the same as the directions. Thanks for posting! Christine (internetnut)

internetnut December 27, 2008

Great skillet dish and my DH loved it!! I admit it was addicting and both agreed somehow it tasted very light and not overly filling. I did need more stock/water to completely cover the noodles, but I had extra-wide homestyle noodles. I also may add a little more onion power next time to the meatballs. I imagine that kids would love this too!

Jules127 March 22, 2007

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