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Ricotta Cheese Meatballs.

Updated on August 15, 2016
Ricotta Cheese meat balls
Ricotta Cheese meat balls

Cook Time

Prep time: 50 min
Cook time: 1 hour 45 min
Ready in: 2 hours 35 min
Yields: Serves 6


Ingredients

For the Meatballs:

  1. Grounded Pork: ½ pound or about 250 grams.
  2. Grounded Lamb: ½ pound or 250 grams.
  3. Ricotta Cheese: 1 cup.
  4. Parmesan cheese: ½ cup grated.
  5. Egg: 1 Well beaten
  6. Parsley: Chopped ¼ cup.
  7. Dried Italian Seasoning: 1 Tsp. freshly grinded between thumb and finger.
  8. Nutmeg: freshly grounded, two pinches.
  9. Onion: ¼ cup finely chopped.
  10. Garlic: 3 cloves minced.
  11. Sea Salt: According to taste.
  12. Pepper: According to taste.


For Sauce:

  1. Spaghetti: 1 Pound or 450 grams.
  2. Yellow onion: 1 diced.
  3. Bell Pepper (capsicum): 1 green diced.
  4. San Marzano tomatoes: 1 can 0r 28 Oz crushed.
  5. Olive Oil: 2 Tbsp.
  6. Dried Italian Seasoning: 1 Tsp. freshly grinded between thumb and finger.
  7. Nutmeg: freshly grounded , two pinches
  8. Sugar: 1 pinch.
  9. Sea Salt: According to taste.
  10. Pepper: According to taste.
  11. Garlic: 5 cloves minced.
  12. Parmesan Cheese: For serving.
  13. Red pepper Flakes: 3 pinches optional.

Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven at 425 F.
  2. Take a large roasting pan and lightly grease it with olive oil.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Take a large bowl and combine all the ingredients for the meat ball.
  5. Use a fork or hands but do not use spoon.
  6. When properly mixed, make small 1 ½ inch bit meat balls.
  7. Place it on the roasting pan and bake it for 18 to 20 minutes till done.

For Sauce:

  1. In a pan on medium heat add oil.
  2. Sauté onions and green bell pepper in it.
  3. Add salt and pepper and cook till onions are translucent.
  4. Add garlic and sauté till you can smell the aroma of garlic.
  5. Add tomatoes and seasoning and cook for couple of minutes.
  6. Add salt, ¼ tsp of black pepper, a pinch of sugar and mix well.
  7. Add red pepper flakes if desired and mix well.
  8. Bring the mixture to simmer.

For Serving:

  1. Remove meat balls from the oven and add one by one in the sauce.
  2. Simmer it for 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Taste the sauce and seasoning if needed.
  4. Now in a bowl put the Spaghetti
  5. Pour the meat ball mixture over spaghetti.
  6. Add grated parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve hot.

These Ricotta Cheese Meatball I have used Lamb meat because I am Hindu and do not eat beef but if you eat Beef then you can replace Lamb with ground beef. I do not know how it taste with beef but with lamb it does taste excellent.

Ricotta Cheese Meatballs

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Ricotta Cheese Meatballs

Ricotta Cheese Meatballs
Ricotta Cheese Meatballs

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    • Vacation Trip profile image

      Susan 3 years ago from India

      Another great recipe of yours. This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Vacation Trip

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I gave this 5 stars because in reading your recipe, I know that it would be excellent. I would use the ground beef instead of lamb although it might be interesting to try the lamb as an ingredient sometime just to taste the difference. Up, useful and sharing.

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      Vicki L Hodges 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yummy! Your photos make me want to try these meatballs. I would probably use ground beef. I don't see ground lamb readily available where I live. Still, I think the other ingredients would make these meatballs incredible-tasting. Great hub. Voted up and awesome!

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      Shruti Sharma 3 years ago from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

      its looking delicious.. its a mouth watering dish with awesome presentation.

      thanks for sharing such a great recipe.. am gonna try it out this weekend

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      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, those meatballs look so good! I don't eat red meat so I wonder if substituting for ground turkey will work. I need a good meatball recipe.

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      iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

      When I was a kid, I ate a spaghetti brought to us by a neighbor and it was tasty. I was surprised to discover that it wasn't ground pork or beef but chicken -- so a chicken is a good substitute for beef, pork or lamb. Maybe a ground turkey will turn out good as well. Thanks for sharing your recipe Indian Chef. I always love spaghetti. :)

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks peggy for shaing and 5 stars. I gave reason why I did not use beef.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks victoria for the votes and I am sure you would like it very much.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Yumhealthyfood for the comment.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Carrermommy, I have not tried turkey but as Iguidenetwork commented just below yours that you can add any kind of chiken it.

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow, this is a very easy and interesting recipe. Looks delicious. Thank you for sharing with us. Will try this some time soon.

      Voted up, sharing and pinning!

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks I guidenetwork for such a wonderful comment.. May be next time i would try turkey in it.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks livingsta

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Just looking at the pictures makes me hungry. I like the recipe and I can't wait to make it soon with my mom. Thanks for sharing. Up and useful :-)

      Prasetio

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Prasetio.

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      justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

      Sounds tasty! :) Voted up and useful!

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Justmesuzanne

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      These sound so good. I love meatballs of any kind. Voted up

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks moonlake

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Would love to try your way of making meatballs. They look very appetizing.

      voted up, useful, interesting and shared. Rated 5 stars.

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      CZCZCZ 3 years ago from Oregon

      These look amazing. I will give your ricotta cheese meatball recipe a try, sounds delicious.

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      Zubair Ahmed 3 years ago

      Yummy these meatballs look very tasty. I will be using this recipe to try them out. Thank you for sharing.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Rajan for the continuous support and votes.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks CZCZCZ

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Zubair

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This sounds good and is making me hungry. I don't eat beef or lamb but do substitute ground turkey in recipes that call for either. Typically it works just fine. I am most intrigued by the use of nutmeg here and will have to give this a try! Nicely done.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Florishanyways for the nice tip about replacing lamb with turkey.

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Love meatballs these sound good.

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks moonlake

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