Slow Cooker

Cheddar Pork Meatballs and Chipotle Cream

with campanelle

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 6)

  • Info
    4 Tbsp. Chipotle Pesto
  • 24 oz. Ground Pork
  • 6 oz. Mixed Diced Peppers
  • Info
    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • Info
    ½ cup Italian Panko Blend
  • 6 tsp. Chicken Base
  • Info
    12 oz. Campanelle Pasta
  • Info
    8 oz. Cream Cheese

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    693
  • Carbohydrates
    51g
  • Fat
    37g
  • Protein
    33g
  • Sodium
    1341mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Slow Cooker

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim and thinly slice green onions, keeping white and green portions separate. In a mixing bowl, combine half the cheddar cheese (reserve remaining for garnish), panko, ground pork, ½ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Form ground pork mixture into 15-20 equally-sized meatballs.

  2. 2

    Start the Meal

    Place slow cooker liner in slow cooker, if desired. Fold top edges in before putting on lid. Combine diced peppers, white portions of green onions, pesto, cream cheese, chicken base, 1 cup warm water, garlic salt, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a clean slow cooker. Top with meatballs. Turn slow cooker on to high heat. Cover, and cook until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4 hours.

  3. 3

    Cook the Pasta

    After 3½ hours, bring a medium pot with 8 cups water to a boil. Once boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes. Drain pasta in a colander and set aside.

  4. 4

    Finish the Dish

    After 4 hours, stir pasta into slow cooker until combined and sauce is creamy. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with remaining cheddar cheese and green portions of green onions. Bon appétit!

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