Chicken Meatballs With Tortellini in Mushroom Cream Sauce

"My husband can't eat tomato-based sauces, so I was trying to come up with something for him to eat when we eat spaghetti. This was it -- the kids even liked it and hubby had to fight them for it! I didn't actually measure the amounts for the meatballs, except the chicken and egg, but I think these are pretty close. I prepared the meatballs earlier in the day, so this was easy to toss together at dinnertime."
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  • Meatballs:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Lightly mix all meatball ingredients together. Form into golf ball or slightly smaller size balls. Place on foil lined baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until done.
  • Sauce:

  • Melt butter in large skillet, add onion, garlic and mushrooms.
  • Saute until soft.
  • Add flour and stir until coated. Let cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Add half and half, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper and Asiago cheese.
  • Cook over medium-low heat until slightly thickened.
  • Add meatballs and cooked tortellini to sauce.
  • Stir and continue to cook over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to coat meatballs.

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  1. We thoroughly enjoyed DS doesn't really like tomato-based sauces, so I was pleased to find something that I thought he would enjoy. Very easy to make, and lots of flavour. Will definitely be making this again :-)
  2. Made half a recipe but this was so good. Had chicken meatballs in the freezer so used those. Was an easy and quick recipe. Topped with croutons. YUM!
  3. I thought this was just okay, the meatballs were yummy, however it was way to saucy for me, I think if I made it again, I would not add the tortellini to the sauce, I would serve the sauce over top of the the tortellini.
  4. This sounded so delicious, I was dying to try it. I even made the tortellini myself. Not, definitely not, that it's bad. It's just that I love tomato sauce so much, I ended up feeling cheated. So, I would have said 4 stars. DH, on the other hand, lapped it up and went back for seconds (rare). So I'm rounding up to 5 stars. And thank you very much for providing me with a husband pleasing recipe.
  5. Loved it! BUT I didn't follow your recipe exactly. It caught my eye because I've been making chicken meatballs for quite some time now and I've always wanted to try something besides spaghetti sauce with them. SO - I used my recipe for the meatballs, and browned them on the stove in a little olive oil. I lso adde3d additional Parmesan to both the meatballs and the sauce, and I omitted the poultry seasoning because my meatballs are Italian-seasoned. And I used linguini. At any rate, 8it was so good there was none left after we got done with it. It's a really great recipe that is open to all sorts of variations. Thanks!


OK lets see...My name is Diane and I'm married to a wonderful guy -- going on 20 years. We have 2 kids -- 1 daughter and 1 son a 70lb german shepard, a fat cat and a very snobby cat! I work a couple of days a week in the Loop and the rest of my time is spent sitting at the kids sporting events. I love to try new recipes. Luckily, hubby will try just about anything. The kids aren't so eager about that, but are generally very good sports about it!
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