Elegant White Spaghetti and Meatballs

Elegant White Spaghetti and Meatballs created by Lorac

This creamy recipe has chicken meatballs. The original asks you to grind your own chicken breasts in a food processor, but I've posted it using pre-ground meat. Don't be shy with the garlic and spices!

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  • Add minced garlic, beaten egg and crushed saltines to ground chicken.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Form into 1 inch balls and bake in single layer for about 13 minutes.
  • Meanwhile saute mushrooms in oil until tender.
  • Add minced garlic, nutmeg for a minute or two more.
  • Add flour and wine, loosening all particles.
  • Add chicken broth, bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in cream cheese and parsley. Salt and pepper to taste, add meatballs and simmer about 10 minutes more.
  • Serve atop hot cooked pasta with a green side salad!
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"This creamy recipe has chicken meatballs. The original asks you to grind your own chicken breasts in a food processor, but I've posted it using pre-ground meat. Don't be shy with the garlic and spices!"
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  1. Michelle M.
    I saw this in the Cooking Light section of Southern Living years ago and it is a keeper. I make it several times a year and never get tired of it. It tastes much richer than it is. The only change I make is using reduced fat cream cheese and whole wheat noodles. I've also subbed breadcrumbs for cracker crumbs with no change in taste. It freezes ok, too. I usually package up a few for lunch with noodles and sauce and they reheat well, although I do try to eat them within a couple of weeks.
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  2. Michelle M.
    I saw this in the Cooking Light section of Southern Living years ago and it is a keeper. I make it several times a year and never get tired of it. It tastes much richer than it is. The only change I make is using reduced fat cream cheese and whole wheat noodles. I've also subbed breadcrumbs for cracker crumbs with no change in taste. It freezes ok, too. I usually package up a few for lunch with noodles and sauce and they reheat well, although I do try to eat them within a couple of weeks.
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  3. RECIPE ADDICT
    EXCELLENT! My husband says 10 stars, I agree. This is what I did, I had a pkg of mushrooms that I needed to hurry and use, I had frozen meatballs from xmas, a block of cream cheese that was about to expire and a carton of broth that was also about to expire so this recipe was perfect! so the only thing I did different was to use regular meatballs instead of making homemade chicken ones. What was even more perfect was that I had leftovers for the next night because its just the two of us, so I still had some broth leftover from the carton, I kept adding it while heating it up to make it creamy and I just tossed in some extra meatballs from the package. I just mixed everything together rather than putting it on top of the pasta. I will definitely it make again!
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  4. RECIPE ADDICT
    EXCELLENT! My husband says 10 stars, I agree. This is what I did, I had a pkg of mushrooms that I needed to hurry and use, I had frozen meatballs from xmas, a block of cream cheese that was about to expire and a carton of broth that was also about to expire so this recipe was perfect! so the only thing I did different was to use regular meatballs instead of making homemade chicken ones. What was even more perfect was that I had leftovers for the next night because its just the two of us, so I still had some broth leftover from the carton, I kept adding it while heating it up to make it creamy and I just tossed in some extra meatballs from the package. I just mixed everything together rather than putting it on top of the pasta. I will definitely it make again!
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  5. Lorac
    Elegant it is! Italian flavored chicken meatballs in a delicate creamy mushroom sauce with a delicious hint of nutmeg. I used one large clove of garlic for the meatballs and 2 for the sauce. I made the recipe as directed except for subbing Ritz crackers for the Saltines. Next time I would add just a little bit more nutmeg because it gives this sauce an extra layer of "elegance" Thank you another wonderful recipe.
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