Chicken Sun-Dried Tomato Bacon Meatballs with Mushroom Tomato Sauce


This recipe is a change from the traditional meatball recipe. The meatballs and sauce are great with pasta, but taste great over rice as well. The chicken meatballs are a little on the wet side when you roll them, but this helps to keep them a bit more tender during the cooking process. I bake the meatballs which is a bit healthier than frying, but you could fry them as well if you desire. Serve with plenty of extra parmesan cheese for an enjoyable family dinner.

Makes about 24 hearty meatballs, serves 4-6


for meatballs:

  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 3 slices cooked, chopped bacon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan, plus more for serving
  • 2 large eggs, gently beat
  • 4 minced scallions
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped basil
  • 1 thick slice Italian bread (crusts removed), soaked in milk
  • kosher salt and…

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