Thai Mini Meatballs & Noodles

Here's a Thai version of pasta and meatballs. Toss pork meatballs with fettuccine and a coconut milk sauce.

Thai Mini Meatballs & Noodles
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins Cook 21 mins

Ingredients

Meatballs:
  • Meatballs:
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Thai Seasoning
Sauce and Noodles:
  • Sauce and Noodles:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Thai Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 14 ounce can coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
  • 2 sweet peppers, assorted colors, seeded and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 pound fettuccine (see Note)
  • Fresh basil, for garnish (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with nonstick foil or regular foil coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Meatballs:

2. In large bowl, mix together ground pork, mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon Thai Seasoning. Using slightly moistened hands, shape meat mixture into 32 meatballs, using about 1 slightly rounded tablespoon for each meatball; place on prepared baking sheet.

3. Bake in 350 degree F oven for about 30 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.

Sauce and Noodles:

4. In large skillet, melt butter on medium heat. Stir in flour, 1 teaspoon Thai Seasoning and salt; cook 1 minute. Whisk in chicken broth and coconut milk; cook, stirring occasionally, until smooth and thickened, 5 minutes.

5. Drop meatballs into sauce. Add sliced sweet peppers; simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.

6. While the meatballs are cooking, cook fettuccine in large pot of lightly salted boiling water following package directions. Drain.

7. In a large bowl, toss fettuccine with meatballs and sauce. Let stand 5 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 684, Fat, total (g): 42, chol. (mg): 81, sat. fat (g): 20, carb. (g): 54, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 24, sodium (mg): 484, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.