Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake ( Recipes Wasaafat )

 Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake

This Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake is deliciously cozy comfort food. A family dinner that's always a winner!

Prep Time: 45 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Chilling: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients :

  1. 2 cups small shell pasta, uncooked
  2. Meatballs
  3. 4 Tbsp. butter
  4. 2/3 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  5. 2 tsp. Kosher salt
  6. 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  7. 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  8. 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  9. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  10. 2/3 cup milk
  11. 1 1/4 cups plain panko bread crumbs
  12. 1 lb. ground beef, I use 80/20
  13. 1 lb. ground Meat
  14. 2 large eggs, beaten
  15. 3 Tbsp. olive oil

Gravy :

  1. 6 Tbsp. butter
  2. 7 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  3. 4 1/2 cups low sodium beef broth
  4. 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  5. 3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, finely chopped
  6. 1/2cup heavy cream
  7. 1 Tbsp. Kosher salt
  8. 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake
 Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake

Instructions :

In a large pot of salted water, cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain. Add pasta to a 9x13 baking dish (or similar size) sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Meatballs :

  1. Heat butter in saute pan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onions, salt, pepper, allspice and nutmeg. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Turn the heat to medium-low and add the milk. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Place the bread crumbs in a large bowl. Take the onion mixture off the heat and pour over the breadcrumbs. Stir until combined. Mixture will resemble a thick paste. Let mixture cool.
  3. Place beef, Meat and eggs in a large bowl. Add the bread crumb mixture and mix until evenly combined. Do not overmix or your meatballs will be tough. Form into 1-inch balls. I made about 30 meatballs. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Heat 3 Tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Gently add the meatballs in batches (I added 10 meatballs at a time to skillet) and brown on all sides. Transfer meatballs to the 9x13 baking dish with the pasta. Drain extra grease from skillet.

Gravy :

  • In the same skillet you used to cook the meatballs melt the 6 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk constantly for 2 minutes until smooth. Whisk in the beef broth and Worcestershire. Bring to a simmer. Add the fresh parsley and the heavy cream. Reduce the heat and continue whisking until the gravy thickens (about 10-15 minutes). Season with the kosher salt and pepper. Pour the gravy over the meatballs and pasta and toss lightly. Bake for 30-35 minutes until bubbly. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake

Nutrition facst Swedish Meatball Pasta Bake
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