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Creamy Instant Pot Alfredo Meatballs

Alfredo meatballs Instant Pot style or cooked on the stovetop are here. Creamy homemade sauce for an appetizer or with noodles for dinner. If you loved our Instant Pot Swedish meatballs this is another way you can tweak the sauce for another family favorite meal or snack.

Alfredo Meatballs

Meatballs with alfredo sauce can be enjoyed as a hearty appetizer or meal over a bed of pasta! Made in a pressure cooker is quick and easy but on the stovetop is possible too. Use bottled or our homemade sauce with ground beef or chicken mixture or with frozen meatballs. (affiliate links present)

Instant Pot Alfredo Meatballs

You can use defrosted or even frozen meatballs in Instant Pot with this. Below we will explain homemade but that is up to you. If you use store bought then you can skip that step entirely to make it even faster. I will say that from scratch isn’t always best in this case just because if not browned they will fall apart a bit.

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With a creamy sauce shown, or use our Cajun alfredo sauce if you want them spicy this is always a crowd pleaser. Yes we have done something similar with other sauces which is great if you want lots of appetizer choices for a larger crowd.

Meatballs with Alfredo Sauce

Meatballs with Alfredo Sauce

You can use the same sauce we did in our vegetable lasagna with white sauce too. It is super versatile for sure and can be made dairy free if need be. More and more I am able to find lactose free varieties of butter at the store and coconut milk works, but will add a tad of sweetness.

  • 1 lb ground turkey beef or Ground Chicken Meatballs
  • Egg
  • 1/2 c breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • You can use frozen bagged, the recipe below, or homemade meatballs without breadcrumbs here
  • Use ingredients below to make a mild homemade sauce
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • The secret ingredient to make this sauce stand out is nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

If you have a favorite meatballs recipe of your own then by all means use that, or use pre cooked meatballs from the store.

Meatball Alfredo

Meatball Alfredo

If you want to make Meatballs on the Stovetop then you would follow these same basic steps but keep them in a cast iron pan. Under high pressure isn’t necessary rather you could just keep at medium heat to cook the meat and sauce together until thickened, about 15 – 20 minutes that way.

  • In a large bowl take ground chicken and add all the ingredients given under meatballs and mix.
  • Form golf size balls with your hands and set them aside.
  • For Instant Pot Meatballs, turn the pot on and select the Sauté button. (or use pan over medium high heat)
  • Melt butter and add heavy cream, water, garlic powder, salt, nutmeg powder, and ground black pepper. (could add tsp minced garlic if desired too)
  • Next, add the prepared meatballs.
  • Spoon sauce over the top of them to coat. Select the PRESSURE COOK button on HIGH PRESSURE for 7 minutes.
  • Once the pressure cooking cycle is over, quick release pressure. Select the CANCEL button and take the lid off carefully.
  • Turn the Instant pot on and select the Sauté button.
  • Add parmesan cheese and let the sauce bubble for 5 minutes. Select the CANCEL button. Serve hot with creamy alfredo sauce over meat and pasta.

Alfredo and Meatballs

You could do this same thing but with jarred pasta sauce like we do with our Frozen Meatballs in Crockpot recipe. Essentially you are just allowing some cook time with the meat to soak up the spaghetti or homemade alfredo sauce for a bit to = pure comfort food for your family and guests. Jump to recipe and get started!

For leftovers you need to allow this to completely cool first. Transfer to an airtight container and store in fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave for 1 minute stirring halfway thru timing.

instant pot alfredo meatballs
Turkey Meatballs with Alfredo

Turkey Meatballs with Alfredo

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Alfredo Meatballs

Alfredo meatballs Instant Pot style or cooked on the stovetop are here. Creamy homemade sauce for an appetizer or with noodles for dinner.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Keyword alfredo, crockpot express, instant pot, meatballs, ninja foodi, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 184kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • In a large bowl take ground chicken and add all the ingredients given under meatballs and mix. Form golf size balls with your hands and set them aside. Turn the Instant pot on and select the Sauté button. (or use pan over medium high heat)
  • Melt butter and add heavy cream, water, garlic powder, salt, nutmeg powder, and ground black pepper. Next, add the prepared meatballs. Spoon sauce over the top of them to coat. Select the PRESSURE COOK button on HIGH PRESSURE for 7 minutes.
  • Once the pressure cooking cycle is over, quick release pressure. Select the CANCEL button and take the lid off carefully.
  • Turn the Instant pot on and select the Sauté button. Add parmesan cheese and let the sauce bubble for 5 minutes. Select the CANCEL button. Serve hot over pasta or with bread and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts
Alfredo Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 357mg16%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 445IU9%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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