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Italian Meat Balls in Tomato Sauce


This simple Italian meat ball recipe is made with ready made meatballs and a jar of tomato sauce. It is delicious with any pasta for a weeknight dinner. See Blog

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  • 1 packet meat balls
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jar Tomato and Basil sauce
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • ½ small red pepper (diced)
  • ½ small green pepper (diced)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • a few shavings of parmesan cheese
  • 1 packet fresh spaghetti


servings 2
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Fry the meat balls until they are slightly brown on the outside. Pour in the tomato sauce and the diced vegetable. Simmer for 20 minutes till the meatballs are cooked.

Step 2

Cook the spaghetti according to the instruction on the packet. Drain.

Step 3

Place the spaghetti in a warm plate. Spoon the meatballs and the sauce on top of the spaghetti. Garnish with shavings of Parmesan, chopped chives and a sprig of basil.

Add chopped fresh herbs for the extra flavour

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