Meatballs in Creamy Mushroom & Thyme Sauce

I had so many requests for the recipe of this recent meal I shared on my instagram. It's amazing how the most simple, unassuming dishes get the most love. I'm glad I took a snap of it just before the sunset. This comforting meatball dish is a delightful one-pan wonder. Delicious served with orzo pasta, spaghetti, mashed potato or brown rice. Make cauliflower mash or rice for a keto/low carb option. Be sure to serve with some leafy greens.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4



  • 500 g beef mince chicken mince will work well too
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 c (250 ml) finely grated Parmesan
  • zest of 1 lemon optional
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) each of freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) dried rosemary
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • olive oil for shallow frying


  • 250 g brown mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) butter
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • ½ c (125 ml) white wine or stock
  • 250 ml cream


  • Combine meatball ingredients together until well combined. Chill for 30 minutes before rolling into 10 – 12 bite sized balls.
  • Heat enough olive oil for shallow frying in a pan and brown the meatballs over high heat. Do not cook them all the way through. Remove and set aside.
  • Remove excess oil from the pan. Add the butter and sauté the mushrooms, garlic and thyme with a pinch of salt.
  • Once the mushrooms are browned and the moisture has cooked out of them, add the wine or stock and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the cream and simmer uncovered until thickened to a saucy consistency (this will take about 10 minutes).
  • Add the meatballs and simmer for a +- 10 minutes or until meatballs are cooked completely.
  • Serve immediately with your side dish of choice.
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