We had our first sign of snow before Thanksgiving, but the last couple of days have been filled with a cold, chill-you-to-the-bones rain. It’s pretty miserable. Days like this call for hearty, comforting meals. I typically turn to pot pie, my winter favorite, which is why there are so many recipes for it on the site. It’s not always in the cards for a weeknight dinner, though, so I wanted to find something that could be my go-to recipe for especially cold and nasty nights. Enter these chicken meatballs.
We enjoyed these meatballs two nights in a row – once on their own with some lovely homemade bread and once tossed with pasta. The fact that I was willing to eat essentially the same dinner two nights in a row should tell you something because that (almost) never happens. The super flavorful meatballs are browned and then baked in a lusciously creamy tomato sauce. If that’s not enough, everything is covered in mozzarella and Parmesan. Not one just to stop at melted cheese, I popped this bad boy under the broiler to really blister parts of the cheese. I can’t resist anything with cheese like that (see here), especially when there’s a creamy tomato sauce waiting underneath it.