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Florentine Mac and Cheese and Roast Chicken Sausage Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy Florentine Mac and Cheese and Roast Chicken Sausage Meatballs recipe? Learn how to make Florentine Mac and Cheese and Roast Chicken Sausage Meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hulipuli

Makes 2 servings



Rachel Ray's recipe source http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/florentine-mac-and-cheese-and-roast-chicken-sausage-meatballs-recipe/index.html

Recipe Ingredients for Florentine Mac and Cheese and Roast Chicken Sausage Meatballs

113 1/4 grams Pasta (Cavatappi Corkscrew Hallow)
169 7/8 grams Ground Chicken
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1 tbsp Rosemary Fresh
1/2 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
1 cloves Garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano Reggiano
1 egg
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
2 1/4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
5 ounces chopped frozen spinach
2 1/4 teaspoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup whole milk
1 pinch (1/8 teaspoon) grated nutmeg

Recipe Directions for Florentine Mac and Cheese and Roast Chicken Sausage Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Place a large pot of water on to boil for pasta. When it comes to a boil, salt it and add the pasta to cook to al dente. Strain pasta reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.

  3. While the water is coming to a boil, in a large mixing bowl combine the chicken, salt and pepper, rosemary, fennel seeds, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano - a rounded handful, egg and bread crumbs. *If the mixture seems too wet, add a handful of bread crumbs and mix together.

  4. Form 4 medium round balls, about 2-inches. Coat balls in a couple of tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and lightly grease a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Arrange balls on the baking sheet and roast 17 to 18 minutes until juices run clear.

  5. Defrost spinach in microwave 8 to 10 minutes on "defrost" setting depending on the microwave. Place the boxes in a shallow dish to catch any run off.

  6. While the meatballs roast, in a medium sauce pot over medium heat, melt butter, whisk in flour, cook 1 minute then whisk in stock and milk, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and thicken 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 cup grated Parmigiano and reduce heat on lowest setting.

  7. Wring spinach completely dry in clean kitchen towel then separate as you add it to the sauce. Also add the reserved 1 cup pasta cooking liquid.

  8. Toss pasta with the spinach-white sauce and adjust seasonings.

  9. Serve Florentine Mac-n-Cheese with 2 meatballs per person along side.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 367.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
632
Calories from Fat
254
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.2g
43%
Saturated Fat
11.4g
57%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
246mg
82%
Sodium
517mg
22%
Potassium
869mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
46.9g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
48.2g
Vitamin A 145% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 44% Iron 35%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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