Chicken Ricotta Meatballs in Spinach Alfredo Sauce Recipe

A delightful twist on traditional meatballs, these chicken ricotta meatballs are served in a creamy spinach alfredo sauce. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion, this dish is sure to impress!


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Olive oil for cooking

For the Spinach Alfredo Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked pasta of your choice, for serving


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, ricotta cheese, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, pepper, and beaten egg. Mix until well combined.
  3. Shape the mixture into meatballs, about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle olive oil over the meatballs and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown.
  5. While the meatballs are baking, prepare the spinach alfredo sauce. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  6. Pour in the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth.
  7. Add the fresh spinach leaves to the sauce and cook until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Once the meatballs are cooked, transfer them to the saucepan with the spinach alfredo sauce. Gently stir to coat the meatballs in the sauce.
  9. Serve the chicken ricotta meatballs with spinach alfredo sauce over cooked pasta of your choice. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil if desired. Enjoy your delicious meal!

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