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No pasta in your pantry? Let's make these creamy carbonara sauce meatballs instead! Meatballs, bacon, eggs and cream... Delicious!

Carbonara Sauce Meatballs

No pasta? Make creamy carbonara sauce meatballs!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 797 kcal

Ingredients

  • 12,5 oz meatballs (350 g)
  • 3 oz salted bacon (85 g), diced
  • 3 medium egg yolks
  • ½ cup cream (120 ml)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. 1. Add the olive oil and butter to a non-stick pan. Place this over medium-high heat until melted, then add the meatballs.

    No pasta in your pantry? Let's make these creamy carbonara sauce meatballs instead! Meatballs, bacon, eggs and cream... Delicious!
  2. 2. Bake the meatballs for 5 minutes until golden on all sides. Stir regularly. Then cover the pan, lower the heat and cook the meatballs for 10 minutes until cooked through. Stir regularly. Add extra olive oil or butter if necessary.

    No pasta in your pantry? Let's make these creamy carbonara sauce meatballs instead! Meatballs, bacon, eggs and cream... Delicious!
  3. 3. Then transfer the meatballs to a plate and cover with tinfoil. Don’t wipe the pan clean. Add the diced bacon and season with a dash of pepper.

    No pasta in your pantry? Let's make these creamy carbonara sauce meatballs instead! Meatballs, bacon, eggs and cream... Delicious!
  4. 4. Cook the bacon for 4 minutes until cooked through. Transfer the bacon to another plate. Now add the cream (keep 2 tablespoons of the cream aside).

    No pasta in your pantry? Let's make these creamy carbonara sauce meatballs instead! Meatballs, bacon, eggs and cream... Delicious!
  5. 5. Stir well. Bring the cream to a light simmer, don’t let it boil. Combine the yolks and cream you kept aside.

    No pasta in your pantry? Let's make these creamy carbonara sauce meatballs instead! Meatballs, bacon, eggs and cream... Delicious!
  6. 6. Once the cream in the pan is warm, add the yolk mixture in a steady stream. Whisk fast.

    No pasta in your pantry? Let's make these creamy carbonara sauce meatballs instead! Meatballs, bacon, eggs and cream... Delicious!
  7. 7. Simmer the carbonara sauce over medium heat. Whisk constantly for 4 minutes until the sauce is foamy and a little thicker. Then add the cooked bacon.

    No pasta in your pantry? Let's make these creamy carbonara sauce meatballs instead! Meatballs, bacon, eggs and cream... Delicious!
  8. 8. Stir and check the seasoning of the carbonara sauce. Add extra pepper or salt to taste. Then add the cooked meatballs.

    No pasta in your pantry? Let's make these creamy carbonara sauce meatballs instead! Meatballs, bacon, eggs and cream... Delicious!
  9. 9. Stir and cover the pan. Let the meatballs warm through in the sauce for another 5 minutes. Then scoop the carbonara sauce meatballs onto deep plates and serve hot.

    No pasta in your pantry? Let's make these creamy carbonara sauce meatballs instead! Meatballs, bacon, eggs and cream... Delicious!