We'd walk in to the smell of the sauce simmering on the stove, Grandma elbow-deep in the meatball mixture and the most obscenely sized stockpot already on the burner to come to a boil for the pasta. The afternoon was spent running around their yard, playing with the dogs, horses and pigeons my grandfather raised, until we'd be called in for dinner, and I'd put about half a pound of Parmesan cheese on top of my serving until my mom would yell at me to pass it on to my brother.
So on Sundays when I'm craving comfort, my go-to meal is meatballs. These meatballs tossed with fettuccine is a simple recipe with one delicious key ingredient: cream cheese. It keeps the dish moist and creamy, and even gets tossed into the sauce for a marinara that's almost more like a cream sauce. The best part is that this is a 30-minute meal from start to finish. If you want to make your own sauce and spend hours at the stove, then go for it. If not, then this can be on your dinner table in half an hour.
This recipe is an easy variation of meatballs and sauce, with a creamy key ingredient that makes for a downright comforting meal.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes
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