This meatball recipe is a family classic. It combines pasta and chicken meatballs simmered in a tomato sauce made with Country Crock® Spread.

  • Recipe Serves: 4
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Cook Time 20 min


  • 3/4 lb. ground chicken
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 3 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 Knorr® Reduced Sodium Chicken flavor Bouillon
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) low sodium diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 ounces pappardella pasta or wide egg noodles
  • 1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped (optional)


  1. Combine ground chicken, bread crumbs and parsley in medium bowl; shape into 24 meatballs. Set aside.
  2. Melt Country Crock® Spread in medium saucepan and stir in flour with wire whisk to form a paste. Slowly add Knorr® Reduced Sodium Chicken flavor Bouillon blended with boiling water, a little at a time, stirring constantly. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and add meatballs. Simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until meatballs are completely cooked.
  3. Cook pappardelle according to package directions, adding green pepper during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain. Top pappardelle with meatballs and sauce to serve.
Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Portion 1 serving Servings Per Conatiner Value Amount Per Serving Nutrient Type
Portion 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460
Calories from Fat 120
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Sodium 720 mg
Total Carbs 56 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 26 g
Calcium 8 %
Iron 30 %
Vitamin C 45 %
Vitamin A 25 %