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Chicken Ricotta Meatballs with Spinach Alfredo Sauce

These Chicken Ricotta Meatballs with Spinach Alfredo Sauce are not just a meal; they’re an experience. Perfect for a cozy dinner at home, this recipe brings together the wholesome goodness of chicken, the creamy luxury of ricotta, and the freshness of spinach in a way that’s both sophisticated and incredibly satisfying.

In my kitchen, recipes like this are more than just food; they’re about creating memories. This dish, with its combination of delicate meatballs and creamy sauce, is one of those unforgettable meals. It’s simple enough for a weeknight but elegant enough to serve to guests. The chicken meatballs are incredibly moist and flavorful, thanks to the ricotta, while the Alfredo sauce is rich, garlicky, and infused with the earthy goodness of spinach. Every bite is a symphony of flavors and textures.

The first time I made this dish, my family was smitten. It quickly became a regular in our meal rotation, especially during the colder months when we crave something hearty and comforting. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or just want to treat yourself to something delicious, these Chicken Ricotta Meatballs with Spinach Alfredo Sauce are sure to impress.

Recipe Summary

Chicken Ricotta Meatballs with Spinach Alfredo Sauce are a delightful combination of tender chicken meatballs and a rich, creamy Alfredo sauce with spinach. It’s a perfect comfort food dish that’s easy to make and guaranteed to satisfy.

Exciting Story

One chilly evening, I decided to surprise my family with a new recipe. As the aroma of garlic and cheese filled the house, everyone gathered around the kitchen, curious and excited. When I served the Chicken Ricotta Meatballs with Spinach Alfredo Sauce, there was a moment of silence as everyone took their first bite. Then, the compliments started pouring in. My husband, a self-proclaimed meatball connoisseur, declared it one of the best meals he’d ever had. Even our picky eater couldn’t get enough. Since that night, this dish has become a cherished family favorite, synonymous with warmth, comfort, and togetherness.

Why This Chicken Ricotta Meatballs with Spinach Alfredo Sauce?

Selling Points:

  • Tender and Juicy Meatballs: The ricotta cheese keeps the chicken meatballs moist and flavorful.
  • Rich Alfredo Sauce: A creamy, garlicky sauce with spinach that’s both comforting and nutritious.
  • Easy and Elegant: Simple enough for a weeknight meal but impressive enough for guests.


For the Meatballs:

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1 lb ground chicken
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

For the Spinach Alfredo Sauce:

2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooked pasta, for serving


Preheat Oven:
Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

Make Meatballs:

In a bowl, mix ground chicken, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, breadcrumbs, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Form into 1-inch meatballs and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake Meatballs:
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cooked through and lightly golden.

Prepare Sauce:

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Sauté garlic until fragrant. Stir in heavy cream and Parmesan, bring to a simmer, and cook until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

Finish Sauce:

Add chopped spinach to the sauce, season with salt and pepper, and cook until spinach is wilted.

Serve meatballs over cooked pasta, topped with spinach Alfredo sauce.

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