I’m a big believer in family dinner. We did it when I was a kid and the day wasn’t really complete until we all sat down together for a meal. And to this day, things feel a little strange if we haven’t sat down and caught up with each other about what happened throughout the day. It only makes sense that I’m a big believer in Sunday Supper and its weekday counterpart, Weekday Supper. Meals, made well, eaten together.
The theme for Weekday Supper this time around is hearty and comforting fall meals and this dish? Well, it fills that requirement. It may not smack you over the head with its fall obviousness. But really, meatballs are always comforting. Even when they are faux meatballs, made without a stitch of meat in them. I whipped up these spinach ricotta meatballs recently and honestly, I’m not sure I’ll go back. They are hearty, flavorful, garlicky, moist. You’d think that, after having traditional meatballs for so long, that you’d miss the meaty flavor. Not the case.
I tossed these on top of some pasta with a bit of marinara. But the next day, they were perfectly fine reheated and eaten as-is. Check them out and be sure visit some of the other great meal options shared for Weekday Supper! I hope we can inspire you to get in the kitchen, even on the busiest of days.
Curried Chicken Wraps from A Mama, Baby, & Shar-pei in the Kitchen
Penne with Red Lentils and Ginger from CookingChat
Salmon with Kale Chimichurri from The Girl in the Red Kitchen
15 Minute Beef Soup from MealDiva
See the entire round-up here and check out the Pinterest board for even more ideas!
- 2 cups chopped spinach
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
- 4 eggs
- Salt and pepper
- Mix spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and eggs and mix well until it comes together.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Use a cookie scoop and scoop out the batter into balls, placing them on a sheet of parchment.
- Heat a bit of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add meatballs and cook on all sides until evenly browned. Serve over pasta.