Sausage Meatball & Spinach Alfredo Recipe

by Jenn

It’s amazing what dinner recipes one can come up with when they are in a pinch. I tend to make better meals when I’m budgeting than any other time. Like this Sausage Meatball & Spinach Alfredo Recipe! Which, by the way, cost me less than $10 and I even had leftovers for the following day. That means mom had a yummy lunch while everyone was at work and school. It makes me happy when that happens.

Sausage Meatball & Spinach Alfredo Recipe

Sausage Meatball & Spinach Alfredo Recipe

To make this Sausage Meatball & Spinach Alfredo Recipe you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 Barilla Blue Box Pasta Penne (1/2 pound)
  • 1 package Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage (19 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups heavy whipped cream
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • salt
  • pepper
Sausage Meatball & Spinach Alfredo Recipe

Are you ready to start cooking? Great, let’s get started!

  • Boil water, pour Barilla Penne Pasta into the water and cook as directed.
  • While the pasta is cooking, make sausage meatballs using Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage. You can make meatballs of any size you like. I like to make mine different sizes and save the smaller meatballs to put on top of the pasta.
  • Once you have all the meatballs finished place them into a frying pan with two tablespoons of olive oil and cook thoroughly.
  • Once the pasta is finished cooking, drain the water and set aside.
  • Once the sausage meatballs have finished cooking place a paper towel in the bottom of a bowl and put meatballs into the bowl. Set aside.
  • Pour milk and butter into a medium-sized pan and warm on medium heat. Once the milk and butter mixture are hot, add the garlic and Parmesan cheese and turn up the heat to high and allow it to reach a boil. Be sure to stir or whisk the entire time or it will burn. Once it reaches a boil remove from heat, continue to stir until you are sure all the cheese is melted.
  • Add the spinach and mix.
  • Pour the Alfredo sauce and meatballs over the pasta and mix.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top with Parmesan cheese (optional)
Sausage Meatball & Spinach Alfredo Recipe

I love mine with a little extra Parmesan cheese on top, but it’s great without it. I just lucked out and happened to have some Parmesan cheese that I could sprinkle on in my pantry. Regardless, it’s going to taste fabulous. Seriously, there is sausage, noodles, spinach, and an easy homemade Alfredo sauce; it’s quick and easy to make. Plus, remember it cost under $10 for me to make this meal which includes leftovers.

Yummy bowl filled with homemade alfredo with spinach and delicious sausage meatballs

I love having leftovers; it means my husband and I don’t have to stress about making anything for lunch. Does it get much better than that? Everyone loved this Sausage Meatball & Spinach Alfredo Recipe, it’s a huge hit in our home!  You can’t go wrong with the taste or the fact that I spent less than $10 on it!  Yes, pretty amazing isn’t it! Of course, I did have a few things in the pantry, but I did purchase all the main ingredients.

Alfredo with spinach and sausage meatballs

If you ask me, the Sausage Meatball & Spinach Alfredo Recipe is a win-win! It’s perfect for dinner whether you’re getting home a little late because practice ran late, you’re in a pinch, or you just want something everyone can agree on without spending the whole evening in the kitchen.

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The Best Sausage Meatball & Spinach Alfredo Recipe

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 500 calories 10 fat

Ingredients

  • 1 Barilla Blue Box Pasta Penne (1/2 pound)
  • 1 package Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage (19 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups heavy whipped cream
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

Boil water, pour Barilla Penne Pasta into the water and cook as directed.
While the pasta is cooking, make sausage meatballs using Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage.
You can make meatballs of any size you like. I like to make mine different sizes and save the smaller meatballs to put on top of the pasta.
Once you have all the meatballs finished place them into a frying pan with two tablespoons of olive oil and cook thoroughly.
Once the pasta is finished cooking, drain the water and set aside.
Once the sausage meatballs have finished cooking, place a paper towel in the bottom of a bowl and put meatballs into the bowl.
Set aside.Pour the milk and butter into a medium-sized pan and warm on a medium heat.
Once the milk and butter mixture is hot, add the garlic and Parmesan cheese and turn up the heat to high and allow it to reach a boil.
Be sure to stir or whisk the entire time or it will burn.
Once it reaches a boil, remove from heat and continue to stir until you are sure all the cheese is melted.
Add the spinach and mix.Pour the Alfredo sauce and meatballs over the pasta and mix.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Top with Parmesan cheese (optional)

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Heru March 13, 2017 - 9:46 am

Yum yum

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Debbie F November 15, 2016 - 12:25 pm

Oh my gosh this looks so delicious! Unfortunately I can’t have gluten but I can still drool over it if I want. :)
thanks!

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Linda Manns Linneman November 14, 2016 - 6:43 pm

This sounds so good. I love all the ingredients. I also love that it is so cheap to make. I will be making this soon. Thank you for sharing

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