Monday, November 15, 2010

Creamy Mushroom Pasta with Turkey Meatballs

It has been very odd but a very large part of my TV viewing has been devoted to zombies lately. Between the tail end of Halloween and two new series, The Walking Dead, and Dead Set... I am in Zombie Heaven....I know...strange girl right? I have to give mad props to Dead Set, more up my alley.

Am I the only Zombie lover? If zombies attacked my house right now I could throw turkey meatballs and pumpkin puree cans at their heads - I also have a crazy cat that would most likely want yes that could also be an ummmmm...distraction.

Delightfully borrowed from : The Cutting Edge of Ordinary


½ cup panko breadcrumbs
2/3 cup milk
2 pounds ground turkey
½ cup Parmesan cheese
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup minced fresh parsley
½ cup green onions, finely chopped

Mushroom Cream Sauce

3 tablespoons olive oil
½ cup green onions
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
8 ounces mushrooms, baby bella is what I used
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken broth
½ cup white wine, I used a Torrontes
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 pound pasta, cooked

Combine the breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl and let that sit for 10 minutes. Combine the ground turkey ½ cup parmesan, eggs, 1 tsp salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, garlic, parsley, ½ cup green onions. Add in the breadcrumb mixture and mix well with your hands. Form into small meatballs. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a large soup pot on medium heat. Add remaining ½ cup of green onions, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper and sliced mushrooms. Sauté this mixture for 5 minutes. Add the flour and continue to stir until it is absorbed. Add broth and wine, cover and simmer 10 minutes.

Gently drop the meatballs into the sauce. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the cream, stir gently and return to a simmer.

Add the drained cooked pasta to the pot and gently stir to combine. Serve with remaining Parmesan cheese….or more…if you are feeling generous!


Faith said...

Oh man is it bad that I am currently eatting a bowl of super delish creamy wild rice turkey soup drooooling over your recipe? LOL I so know what is up for dinner tomorrow! Recipe looks AMAZING!

Anonymous said...

Yum! I am bookmarking this and saving it for when my husband recovers from my forcing him to eat mushrooms last week (so I can force him to eat them again).

Dr.Sameena Prathap


Lovely turkey meat them...:)


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mushrooms, meatballs, wine, cream and pasta = heavenly!



Cucina di Barbara said...

just landed on your blog!
Now I am following you:)

As italian I tell you: Well Done!

Ciao, Barbaraxx

Foodessa said...

Whether its turkey or not in those meatballs...I absolutely love thinking I'll have to make a meal like this one. I've never really put together this very tasty concoction ;o)

Flavourful wishes,

P.S. Jennyfurla...about signing up for those outings in Montreal...anytime you think you're coming this just let me know ;o))

Design Wine and Dine said...

Love turkey and chicken meatballs! These are gorgeous! The whole meal is!

As for the zombie thing - we came across the one show the other night and I made my husband change the channel b/c I was terrified!

Ali said...

AMC always brings the good shows (Breaking Bad!) so I need to get started on The Walking Dead. I've heard nothing but good things.

28 Days Later and Dawn of the Dead are two of my favorite zombie movies. Have you seen Shaun of the Dead? Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Girl.... I'm super loving this recipe. YUM!

You love zombies and I love True Blood vampires... it's a crazy world. LOL

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

I've never made turkey meatballs, but my husband and I love good ole' classic spaghetti-and-meatballs... I should change it up and try this sometime soon! Thanks for sharing, Jen!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

Tell you what, you feed me that creamy pasta with that super delicious turkey meat ball I can almost smell it, and I will protect you from zombies, or from the Governator.

Kristen said...

That sounds delicious. I love the lighter meatballs. It sort of cancels out all the heavy cream, right? Maybe? I'd like a plate full for lunch.

teresa said...

haha, funny quote! this looks really good. i've heard of the walking dead, but i haven't seen it yet, i'll have to check it out!

M @ Betty Crapper said...

I'm a sucker for pasta. About zombies.. When my daughter walks we call her a little zombie. She walks with her hands up in the air. (she hasn't been walking very long). It's hilarious.

Yummy Team said...

WOW! This looks and sounds absoultely delicious..

Sarah said...

This look so delicious and cozy.

~Lisa~ said...

Yowzer! Looks amazing. And that quote about the breasts, hahaha, hiliarious! Oh and zombies. We like them too. The hubs and I have been watching all of it, so girl, i'm right there with you (= I know how to kill a zombie if I ever run into one, thanks to zombie movies. woot!

LDH said...

Oh, wow! A really delicious looking meal!!!

SnoWhite said...

That sounds yummy and has my stomach growling right now :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

Great pasta! Zombies are quite the thing now. My boys were quite into them at one time, and I now know several tricks for surviving a zombie attack. :)

Pam said...

I have a sudden craving for pasta and meatballs.

Monica H said...

Your choice of quotes always cracks me up. ha ha!

Not a zombie fan, but those meatballs? yes!

Monet said...

I have never, not once, made meatballs before. Can you believe it? That sad fact needs to change in the very near future. I don't eat red meat, but I love the turkey ones you have going on here. Thanks for sharing! I hope the rest of your week is beautiful!

elpi said...

These are wonderful ideas for Thanksgiving, thanks for sharing!
happy healh pad

Indie.Tea said...

What a great idea to up a recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers a week earlier. It sounds pretty delicious.
And I like the governor's quote too.

The Cilantropist said...

Haha, that quote at the beginning made me laugh out loud! :) And those turkey meatballs... mmm... definitely yummy.

Val said...

Oh my. Mushroom cream sauce pasta with meatballs? I hope you have leftovers. I will be there in 2 hours. Haha.

Alexia said...

This looks like yummy comfort food!

Michael Toa said...

pasta? I'm there. yum.

Eliana said...

Oh goodness - this dish looks delicious girl. It's making me hungry and it's now bedtime.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This dish looks so fabulous. I don't make pasta without red sauce enough but this dish provides me with inspiration.