Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs

Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Baked Chicken Meatballs is SO GOOD! lots of lemon, butter, parsley, and a handful of Parmesan. Yum!

This recipe is sponsored by Land O’Lakes

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There is a pasta combination of epic proportions happening in my life right now. It involves butter and garlic and herbs and fresh greens, which then gets tossed with thick pasta and the most ridiculously good chicken meatballs, which finally gets sprinkled with parm and squeezed with lemon. YES. It’s simple. It’s a total deliciousness bomb. It’s like spaghetti and meatballs got a spring makeover – you get the comforting, satisfying, not-messing-around texture of spaghetti and meatballs with some lightness (thanks to fresh spinach and chicken) plus a little extra pop and brightness from the lemon and garlic and butter.

You need to get down to business with this.

Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Baked Chicken Meatballs in a pan.

Here’s how this garlic herb spaghetti magic happens.

First: bake your meatballs. This is so easy that I will probably eventually dedicate an entire post to it. One bowl, no cutting board, just mix and roll and bake.

Baked Chicken Meatballs on a sheet pan.

Then, you get your sauce going.

Sauce is a little bit of a loose term here – I would not say that this is the sauciest of all the pastas ever made, but that’s good. You don’t really want it to be. It’s meant to be light, fresh, and just saucy enough to help it all slip together effortlessly.

A sauté pan with a stick of creamy, melted Land O Lakes® Butter (always! it’s the good stuff) and a little fresh garlic, lemon zest, and some fresh greens are going to give you juuust enough of a shy sauce to coat all your noodles and meatballs to light, buttery, silky perfection.

Land O'Lakes butter with lemons and spinach.

Like so.

Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Baked Chicken Meatballs in a pan.

I like to add a little splash of water or white wine (preferable!) to the pan at the end to help the butter really stick to everything and carry the flavor into every bite.

And, naturally, a squeeze of lemon on top and a fancy dusting of Parmesan is necessary.

Fork twirl in three, two….

Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Baked Chicken Meatballs in a bowl with fork twirl.

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Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Baked Chicken Meatballs is SO GOOD! lots of lemon, butter, parsley, and a handful of Parmesan. Yum!


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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: garlic herb spaghetti, chicken meatballs, spaghetti and meatballs

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