Bacon Cheddar Ranch Meatballs and Spaghetti

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Meatballs and SpaghettiBACON CHEDDAR RANCH MEATBALLS AND SPAGHETTI, is your mouth not watering? 

We are starting by making Ranch Cheddar Chicken Meatballs, but it does not stop there. Then we will turn these delicious meatballs into a complete dish that puts an amazing twist on your classic spaghetti and meatballs. Transform your ordinary spaghetti sauce by substituting with a light and creamy parmesan sauce for the ultimate pairing.

Just imagine grabbing one of these bad boys pictured below right off the pan, they are so delicious all on their own. Then making your spaghetti with parmesan cream sauce and placing these little addictive meatballs right on top. Of course you may add extra fresh parmesan or chopped fresh parsley to garnish. One thing is for sure, I’M IN LOVE! This recipe for Bacon Cheddar Ranch Meatballs and Spaghetti are my newest obsession and I’m pretty sure you will become infatuated with this dish once you try it.

Bacon Ranch Cheddar Chicken MeatballsBACON, CHEDDAR, RANCH AND CHICKEN, the craze that is currently sweeping across dinner tables everywhere! This Bacon Cheddar Ranch Meatball recipe  is taking the combination to a whole new level.

My children woke up this morning asking to eat this for breakfast. Like most children, getting my little’s to eat meat is quite the challenge, unless it’s bacon because they are like their Mama. So, when they kept grabbing more of these meatballs off the tray before I could get them to the table I was delighted. Not only did the entire family love this meal, it instantly became my new favorite dinner. The meatballs alone are packed with so much flavor and then you top this entire creamy meal with BACON!

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The only issue I’m having right now is resisting the compulsion to make this cheesy, bacon filled, pasta and meatball deliciousness again tomorrow. I’ll have to end this post here because I am about to go reheat the small amount of left overs for my lunch today (EXCITED FACE). Maybe I’ll share with the kids or possibly hide in the kitchen corner on the floor praying no one comes over while I’m inhaling this AMAZING dish.

Bacon Cheddar Ranch Meatballs and Spaghetti

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Meatballs and Spaghetti
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Recipe type: Main Dish, Appetizer
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Serves: 4-6
 
You can make these amazing Cheddar Ranch Chicken Meatballs as an appetizer or take it a few steps further to make the complete meal.
Ingredients
  • CHEDDAR RANCH CHICKEN MEATBALLS:
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 1 ounce package of ranch dressing mix
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ⅛ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • olive oil
  • SPAGHETTI WITH PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE:
  • 1 package of Spaghetti
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons reserved bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons of butter (or 4 tablespoons if omitting bacon)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1½ cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Optional: more fresh parsley and fresh grated parmesan to garnish
Instructions
  1. CHEDDAR RANCH MEATBALLS:
  2. Preheat oven to 400F
  3. Line baking pan with parchment paper
  4. Mix all the MEATBALL ingredients (EXCEPT, olive oil) until incorporated
  5. Form 1.5 inch meatballs and place on baking pan
  6. Lightly drizzle or spray the meatballs with olive oil
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until desired internal temperature
  8. SPAGHETTI WITH PARMESAN CREAM SAUCE:
  9. Cook bacon till nice and crispy, reserving 2 tablespoons of bacon fat
  10. Cook Spaghetti in salted boiling water according to directions until al dente
  11. Add reserved bacon grease and butter in a medium saucepan and melt over medium low heat
  12. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes
  13. Add garlic and cheese and whisk quickly and heat through
  14. Stir in parsley and pour sauce over cooked Spaghetti
  15. Top the parmesan cream sauce spaghetti with meatballs, crispy bacon, more parmesan and parsley if desired
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