We could all use a little comfort (and health) during this challenging time and where better to find solace than with a delicious, healthy meal. Jill's recipe will dish up both comfort and flavor.
So, create your own personal retreat by filling your home with great tunes and scented aromas and cozy up to comfort.
Pizza Meatballs with Basil Pesto Pasta
The aroma of this dish will call people to the kitchen and the taste will make them smile. We could all use a smile. :)
*Substitute spices with others, such as Italian seasoning for the meatballs and fresh spinach for the pesto.
Ingredients: (makes 54 meatballs – serves 6 to 12 entrées)
1 – 1 pound Ground Wild Idea Buffalo Meat
1½ – cup pizza sauce
1 - teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
½ - teaspoon thyme
1 - teaspoon black pepper
½ - teaspoon salt
½ - teaspoon garlic powder
2 - tablespoons olive oil, plus more for rolling meat balls
1 – cup crushed seasoned bread stuffing (*Optional - if you leave out, reduce pizza sauce to 1 cup)
Pasta of your choice - cooked al dente
Basil Pesto *recipe below or purchased
*I am not a pine nut fan, but if you are, add ¼ cup to ingredients.
2 - cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 - cups shredded parmesan cheese
3 - garlic cloves, chopped
1 - teaspoon salt
1 - teaspoon pepper (I like a little more)
2 - tablespoon. lemon juice
1 - cup olive oil
Preparation: Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
Photo Credit: Jill O'Brien