Pasta w/ Garlic Oil & Mozzarella Meatballs

by itsalldelicious

Okay, this might be one of my new favorite things!

It is simply Heaven on Earth. I made this for my sweet boyfriend tonight and we both LOVED it.

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Start by dicing a whole yellow onion & 4 cloves of garlic.

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Pour 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and sweat the onions and garlic for minutes or until transparent.

Sauté 2 cups of Bella Mushrooms in another pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil for 7-8 minutes on medium heat.

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Next combine a package of Italian ground turkey with one whole egg and 1/4 cup of italian bread crumbs. Mix together and then add half of the onion and garlic mix when it has cooled off.

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Cube up 8 pieces of a Mozzarella ball…the cubes should be about 1 inch all the way around. Then coat the turkey meat around the Mozzarella cubes. I have a meatball maker…. sort of like a panini maker but for meatballs….so I didn’t cook these on the stove. But either way will work!

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While the meatballs are cooking, boil and salt some water. I used Orecchiette pasta and it was amazing! Dump the whole box in and cook until al dente.

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Meanwhile, pour 1/2 cup of olive oil in a sauce pan on low heat. Add 10-12 cloves of garlic and let simmer for 15 minutes or so until the oil is infused.

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The meatballs turned out beautifully and were oozing with yummy Mozzarella cheese!

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When the pasta is finished cooking, add the onion and garlic mixture, the mushrooms, and two large handfuls of baby spinach to the drained pasta. Add a generous amount of salt and pepper. Serve up the pasta with the meatballs and garnish with fresh chopped basil and grated parmesan cheese.

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I hope you enjoy this amazing meal! You can never go wrong with pasta and this specific type of pasta was so fun!!

Hope everyone has a great week!

Sloane

Ingredients:

  • Italian ground turkey
  • Orecchiette pasta
  • Bella Mushrooms
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 15 garlic cloves
  • 8 chopped basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Peper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Mozzarella Ball (cubed)
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