Gluten Free Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce

by Marla on October 4, 2013 · 19 comments

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When you tucker in the house bake up some bacon meatballs ~ you will be dang glad you did!

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Gluten Free Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Gluten Free Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Gluten Free Pasta (I used Brown Rice Penne)
  • Meatballs
  • 16 ounces Bacon divided in 1/2
  • 1 pound ground Chicken (Beef, Bison or Turkey great too)
  • 3 tablespoons Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • Dried Parsley
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • Cream Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Salted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • fresh Thyme

Method

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment or tin foil. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Trim fat off 8 ounces of the bacon and chop into small pieces.Combine all meatball ingredients (including 8 ounces chopped bacon) and form into 1 inch meatballs. Arrange in a single layer and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Bake the remainder of the bacon and crumble for topping.
  • For the sauce: Melt butter in a large skillet Brown the shallot. Add the cream and whisk until combined. Season to taste with garlic salt & pepper. Add meatballs to sauce and combine. Gently fold in pasta and some thyme. Serve hot. Top with crumbled bacon and fresh thyme.
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