Meatballs In Mushroom Sauce

Makes: 6 servings at $1.39 each. Prep: 20 minutes. Microwave: each batch of meatballs for 8 minutes; sauce for 14 minutes.

Meatballs In Mushroom Sauce
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Microwave 30 mins

Ingredients

Meatballs:
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground meat loaf mix (beef, pork, veal mixed)
  • 1/3 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Sauce:
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms (about 7 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, in pieces
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon beef broth granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 12 ounce box egg noodles, cooked according to directions
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Make It

Meatballs:

1. Mix meat, crumbs, eggs, onion, salt, pepper and thyme in bowl. Shape into 30 meatballs, using 1 tablespoon for each.

2. Place 15 meatballs in 13 x 9-inch microwave-safe glass baking dish. Microwave, uncovered, on high power for 8 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining meatballs.

Sauce:

3. Place mushrooms and butter in 13 x 9-inch microwave-safe baking dish. Loosely cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high power 5 minutes, stirring once after 3 minutes.

4. Stir flour into mushrooms. Microwave, uncovered, on high power 1 minute. Stir in milk, half-and-half, granules, salt, pepper, nutmeg, red pepper and thyme. Microwave on high power 8 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking. Whisk until smooth.

5. Serve meatballs and mushroom sauce over noodles. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 613, Fat, total (g): 31, chol. (mg): 234, sat. fat (g): 15, carb. (g): 50, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 34, sodium (mg): 988, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.