One Pot Tomato Basil Linguine with Meatballs

The Wife with a Knife

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Description: Martha Stewart has a pretty similar version of this. B*tch stole my idea….jk her recipe is a classic, but I like to add in more garlic, some lemon and butter. Adding cold butter to pasta at the very end adds in a ton of richness and makes the pasta shine a little bit. Plus, a Martha inspired recipe with a touch of Paula Deen–can’t diaBETE it.
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Serves: 8
Time: 25 m (10 m prep, 15 m cook)

Ingredients:
(Ingredients and measurements subject to availability)

Linguini:

  1. 1 package whole wheat linguine
  2. ½ white onion, thinly sliced
  3. 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  4. 10 large basil leaves, chopped
  5. 3 small lemon slices, no seeds
  6. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  7. ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  8. 5 cups water*
  9. 2 tbs. olive oil*
  10. 1 tbs. COLD butter
  11. Parmesan to your preference
  12. Salt and pepper* to your preference

Meat Balls:

  1. 1 lb. ground spicy Italian sausage
  2. 1 lb. ground regular Italian sausage
  3. 1 lb. ground chicken breast
  4. 3 large eggs
  5. Handful of fresh basil
  6. 4 cloves of garlic
  7. extra virgin olive oil*
  8. 1/2. cup grated Parmesan
  9. 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs (Italian if they have it)

*Not provided:

Water
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil*

Equipment:
Saute pan

Instructions:
Linguini:

  1. In a large saute pan, put pasta down first, followed by all of the ingredients besides the last three (butter, parm and seasoning).
  2. I had a large, straight edged pan, so I used it, but just use a pan that can fit the noodles flat. I like to go ahead and put in a bit of salt at this time to season the water/oil more.
  3. Bring the ingredients to a boil.
  4. Once it boils, start stirring or tossing all the ingredients together in the pan.
  5. Once the pasta mixture boils, it should take about 10 minutes to cook, and the water/oil combo will turn into its own sauce.
  6. At the end, toss in the cold butter and some parmesan and season to taste.
  7. Add some fresh chopped basil!

 Meatballs:

  1. Mix together the three meats until well combined.
  2. Chop the basil and galic.
  3. Whisk the eggs and oil together with the chopped basil and garlic (If you have a Vitamix or MagicBullet just blend all four ingredients)
  4. Add the liquid and the cheese and breadcrumbs to the meat and combine it all together.
  5. Once the mixture has combined, roll into the size of a golf ball.
  6. Bake on a greased baking sheet at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Mix the meatballs in with the pasta and serve it up!

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