Meatballs are comfort food and should be kept simple. But these creamy Meatballs are something special. They are flavorful, tender, and hearty. The juicy meat texture with a rich cheese sauce is an all-time craving for foodies.
This amazing recipe is the combination of two insanely delicious things- Meatballs and Cream Cheese Sauce. It is fairly simple and super fast. You can make these Meatballs with Cream Blue Cheese Sauce for a family dinner, holiday meal, or a fancy lunch.
To make Meatballs with Cream Blue Cheese Sauce, heat one tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil on a nonstick skillet, add the finely minced onion, and one clove of garlic, cook for 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Chop the celery stalk, and spring onions, add them to the skillet. Saute them for 2 minutes more. Set aside to cool completely.
Preheat the oven to 400ºF (200ºC).
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, vegetable mixture, breadcrumbs, egg, Shredded Parmesan Cheese, and mustard. Mix well and season with salt, black pepper, chili flakes, and sprigs of thyme. Use your hand to mix the ingredients. Do not overwork the meat. Let it chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Before shaping the Meatballs, have a bowl of cold water to wet your hand before rolling each one. Scoop about two tablespoons of the meat mixture and form it into one 1/2-inch Meatball. Continue shaping uniformly-sized Meatballs until the meat is all used. Add the flour to a medium bowl and dredge the Meatballs with it, make sure they are coated thoroughly. Shake the excess and arrange the pieces on your baking dish. Then put the sheet in the fridge and let it cool down for another 15 minutes.
Once the Meatballs are cold enough, drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil on them. Then bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until brown and tender.
While Meatballs are baking, bring a saucepan and heat the butter, sauté one crushed clove of garlic for 1 minute, pour the Full-Fat Milk and bring it to a boil. Then add the Cream Blue Cheese slices. Stir constantly. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
When the Meatballs are roasted, slowly drop them into the Cream Blue Cheese Sauce, rolling them around to coat and warm through—cover and cook for 2 minutes.
Serve these delicious Meatballs with a side of Mashed Potatoes, or with Pasta of your choice. Sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley leaves and enjoy!
You can use any ground meat or a mix of ground meat like; chicken, turkey, or veal. If you want the Meatball to be tender and soft in the center, your meat should contain some fat. And if you want the Meatballs crispier or tough, use leaner meats.