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November 8, 2017

Meatballs Marsala with Egg Noodles

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Deb has a new cookbook out! HOOOOOOOORAAAAAAY!!! If you’re trying to work your way out of a food rut (ahem, cough cough cough ME), THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU.

 

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Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Smitten Kitchen Every Day— out now!

So far I have bookmarked the following recipes:

Granola Biscotti, Sticky Toffee Waffles, Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail, Sushi Take Out Cobb, Broccoli Melts, Brocolli Cheddar Wild Rice Fritters, Brussels and Three Cheese Pasta Bake, Banana Bread Roll, Blackout Brownie Waffle Sunday and SO MUCH MORE.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

The first recipe made was a hit: Meatballs Marsala with Egg Noodles & Chives.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

This one is definitely going into the rotation (for Casey and me at least!). They’re light yet decadent. So tender and velvety!  Husband asked me to make more next time… and he didn’t even complain that they were chicken and not beef. In other words, VICTORY.

 

Let’s gather our ingredients:

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

For all of you who asked on my Instagram story of DOING THIS ONION DANCE, my overalls are from GAP- AND THEY ARE IN STORES RIGHT NOW!!!

I love them, although sometimes I wish they were longer.

Don’t look at my nail polish. I’m not a hand model. My brother is.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Onions get browned.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

They go into the meatballs!

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Roll it.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Continue!

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

It’s therapy.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Meatballs get browned. Brown all sides. Set aside.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

First, the Marsala goes into the pan. Then the butter!

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Followed by flour and then the stock and then the cream.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

 

The gravy comes together fast. It makes me wonder why I don’t make more gravy…

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Meatballs simmer in the sauce to finish the cooking process. It also helps make the gravy delish.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

When Cooper was born, my mom made me some type of braised beef dish that we served with egg noodles.  So every time we eat egg noodles I get such happy memories of newborn baby/mom love.

In other words, HELLO BOWL OF COMFORT FOOD.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Chives give everything a good finish.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Fill your bowls with noodles.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Yes.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I like mine heavy on the gravy.

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

 

Meatballs Marsala with Buttered Egg Noodles & Chives. Recipe from the new Smitten Kitchen Everyday Cookbook. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Meatballs Marsala with Egg Noodles & Chives

serves 4

recipe from Smitten Kitchen Every Day

for the meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for the onion
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk (or water)
  • freshly ground black pepper

for the sauce

  • 1/4 cup dry Marsala, sherry or Madeira
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

for assembly

  • 12 oz. wide egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh chives

to make the meatballs:

Place the chicken in a large bowl. Heat a large heavy saute pan over medium heat. Add half the olive oil and butter. When the oil & butter is hot, add onions and a pinch or two of salt. Cook, stirring until the onion is a deep golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Cool slightly and, then add to the bowl with chicken, along with panko, egg, milk or water, 1 teaspoon salt, and many grinds of black pepper. Stir to combine. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the meatball mixture and form meatball with hands. Repeat with remaining meat mixture.

Add the remaining butter and oil to your frying pan over medium heat. Arrange the meatballs in one layer. They will seem very soft, but as soon as they’ve been cooked for a couple of minutes they will begin to hold together better. Brown on all sides and remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

to make the sauce:

Pour in the Marsala, and simmer until it’s almost completely cooked off, scraping up any browned bits that have been stuck to the pan. Add the butter to the pan and let it melt, then whisk in the flour, cook the mixture stirring for 1 minute. Slowly add the broth, whisking the whole time. Add the cream, and bring the mixture to a simmer, then add salt and pepper to taste. Return the meatballs to the pan, turn to coat them in the sauce, reduce the heat to medium-low and cover; let them simmer in the sauce for 10 minutes. Check meatballs to see if they’re cooked through. Add more cooking time if needed.

meanwhile, cook the noodles:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain.

to finish:

Place the noodles in a bowl and toss with butter. Add meatballs and pan gravy on top. Garnish with chives.

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  • Patri

    This looks amazing, Tracy!!! :)

  • Jane M

    I have my Smitten Kitchen copy right here! I need to make this meal! I’ve tried the tofu recipe TWICE now – YUM-MEEEEE! Oh and the butter cookies on Halloween. Plus Deb is coming to my town in December to a local bookstore! YAY!

  • Kristin

    Oh yum! I want to make it now, but think I will wait until my son is home from college and my daughter has gone back to grad school (kid won’t eat ground meat, give her a side of beef, whole chicken, or all of the shrimp thank you very much). And I get to see Deb on December 4 to get my book!! Squeal!

  • Paula

    I have admired Deb’s talent with food and with words for years. I sent my mom this cookbook so that she can entertain herself in the kitchen when she retires next spring! This recipe is definitely getting bumped to the top of my “to-cook” list.

  • Kelsey

    Heavy on the gravy is my life motto

  • Jean

    I used to have such an aversion to meatballs-it was a ground meat texture thing but I’m slowly getting over it. There are so many good meatball recipes out there now and this one sounds like one that needs to be made especially since I just came home with a pound of ground chicken! Thanks for sharing this from Deb’s book, Tracy. Been meaning to check it out!

  • Emily

    This looks fabulous and makes me think I might need the cookbook. But first I’ll try this, thanks for sharing!

    When I saw the photo of you rolling the meatballs, I said OUTLOUD to myself “that looks therapeutic.” And then laughed when I read, “It’s therapy.” :)

  • Ashley

    This is my #1 after looking through the cookbook, can’t wait to try it!

  • Robyn

    i feel like this is boozy swedish meatballs and i am INTO IT

  • Jan

    I’m totally confused. In the recipe, it says ground chicken. But above the illustration, where the ingredients are pictured, it says ground turkey. Which is it?

  • Kelli

    Just tried this recipe…it is INSANELY good!!!!

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