Thursday, January 6, 2011

Saucy Meatballs and Noodles


This is a dish that my husband made several weeks ago that I had wanted to blog about right away but with the holidays and all time just got away from me. I couldn't believe how simple this was to make and how delicious it turned out. It's one of those recipes you can change around a bit and flavor it to your liking. He doubled the recipe and we had quite a bit of it. My son enjoyed it several nights and never tired of it. It's definitely kid friendly and also wonderful for a pot luck and can feed quite a few people without being expensive or difficult to make. He found this recipe in Woman's World. Lucky me, he loves their recipes and always picks up the new issues! Great magazine and cheap price too!

1 8 oz package of egg noodles
1 can (10 3/4 oz) cream of mushroom soup
1 onion, chopped, about 1 cup
1/2 tsp dried thyme
32 oz frozen cocktail meatballs, 12 oz thawed
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen peas, thawed

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; reserve. Combine soup and 1 1/2 cups water. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 Tbs oil over medium high heat. Add onion, thyme, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook, stirring, until softenend and browned, 8 minutes. Add soup mixture, then meatballs and peas. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and peas are tender, 10 minutes. Stir in noodles. Cook, stirring, until heated through, 1-2 minutes.

At this point my husband decided to put all of this into a large baking dish and top with cheese and bake for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees F. The recipe doesn't call for this but it is so much better with all the cheese on top!

15 comments:

Cassie said...

YUM, Debbie! I think this is something my family would really like.

Mini Baker said...

meatballs and noodles sounds like a great combo!
-Mini Baker

teresa said...

nothing like a man that can cook! this looks wonderful and comforting!

Donna-FFW said...

What a fabulous one dish meal! And he cooked it... makes it all the better!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Your husband made this? Bravo!! My husband of 40 years doesn't even know where the kitchen is!! haha.

The Blonde Duck said...

Cheese and meatballs...can you ever go wrong!

Jenn said...

I love that your husband likes to cook too! I think Chris is afraid of the kitchen!! lol
The casserole looks delicious!!!

Pam said...

Total comfort food! It looks and sounds delicious.

Lindsay said...

Looks like a great weeknight meal! What a thoughtful husband you have!

Mary said...

What great family fare. This sounds like something my grandsons would really enjoy. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks comforting and delicious!

Monica H said...

This sounds really good and simple. I was afraid with would have some funky ingredients in it, but it doesn't. Almost like a swedish meatball casserole. kinda :-)

Cheryl said...

Now thats a great guy! Wonderful looking dish!

Leslie said...

Oh how I wish my husband wood/cook cook! The sounds wonderful and easy

Diana's Cocina said...

This dish sounds great and even better that your hubby made it!