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Meatball Mac & Cheese

Meatball Mac & Cheese

Add something extra to the classic mac & cheese with delicious meatballs
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 15oz can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 lb Short Pasta shells, macaroni, rotini, etc.

For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1 cup Pork Rinds crushed
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

For Cheese Sauce

  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 4 tsp Flour
  • 2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Creame
  • 2 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 400def. Start water boiling for pasta.
  • In a bowl, combine meatball ingredients. Form into 1-inch meatballs. Line out on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Put in oven and back for 10 minutes.
  • Add pasta to boiling water. Cook for 4 minutes less than directed on package. Drain in colander and rinse with cool water.
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add butter and garlic powder. Once melted, whisk in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in heavy cream and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk in cheese and cook cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes to 13x9 baking dish. Pour pasta over top. Add cooked meatballs to dish. Pour cheese sauce over and stir to combine. Sprinkle with additional cheese and parsley. Place in oven and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving.
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