Italian Chicken Meatball

and Fusilli Pasta Bake

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Instructions

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1 Make meatballs

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. Chop the basil and parsley leaves as finely as possible (reserve a few basil leaves for garnish). Add the chicken mince to a large bowl with the basil, parsley, bread crumbs, mustard, salt and pepper. Knead until soft and fully combined. Divide into 6/9/12 pieces, and shape each piece into a large meatball.

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2 Boil pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Once boiling, add the fusilli pasta and cook for 8-10 min until 'al dente' or cooked to your liking. Drain.

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3 Make tomato sauce

Meanwhile, chop the garlic finely. Heat a pan over a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Fry the garlic with a pinch of salt for 1-2 min. Add the chopped tomatoes, measured watersugar and black pepper. Simmer for 5 min or until the sauce has thickened. 

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4 Bake meatballs

Meanwhile, drizzle the chicken meatballs with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 10 min.

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5 Add and bake

Once the meatballs have baked for 10 min, combine the cooked and drained fusilli pasta with the tomato sauce. Add both to the baking dish. Grate the Parmesan. Top everything with the grated Parmesan and grated mozzarella. Bake for 15 min further or until the cheese is nicely golden.

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6 Serve

Garnish the chicken meatball and fusilli pasta bake with the remaining basil.

Tips for fussy eaters

Go herb-less!

Pro tip

If you have leftover sun dried tomatoes, olives or capers, chop them into the meatball mix.

Something for the whole family to enjoy!

Cooking Time: 45 min

Cals 965.8 · Prot 72.6 · Carbs 109.6 · Fat 27.3

Ingredients

Number of people

Meatballs

Chicken mince 400.00 Grams
Fresh basil 15.00 Grams
Fresh parsley 15.00 Grams
Panko bread crumbs 10.00 Grams
Dijon mustard 6.00 Grams
Salt 1.00 Tsp
Black pepper 0.50 Tsp
Olive oil 2.00 Tbsp

Sauce

Garlic cloves 3.00 Pieces
Olive oil 1.00 Tbsp
Salt 1.00 Tsp
Chopped tomatoes 400.00 Grams
Water 100.00 ML
Brown sugar 5.00 Grams
Black pepper 0.50 Tsp

For bake

Fusilli pasta 250.00 Grams
Parmesan 30.00 Grams
Grated mozzarella 60.00 Grams

Something for the whole family to enjoy!

Cooking Time: 45 min

Cals 965.8 · Prot 72.6 · Carbs 109.6 · Fat 27.3

Instructions

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1 Make meatballs

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. Chop the basil and parsley leaves as finely as possible (reserve a few basil leaves for garnish). Add the chicken mince to a large bowl with the basil, parsley, bread crumbs, mustard, salt and pepper. Knead until soft and fully combined. Divide into 6/9/12 pieces, and shape each piece into a large meatball.

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2 Boil pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Once boiling, add the fusilli pasta and cook for 8-10 min until 'al dente' or cooked to your liking. Drain.

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3 Make tomato sauce

Meanwhile, chop the garlic finely. Heat a pan over a medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Fry the garlic with a pinch of salt for 1-2 min. Add the chopped tomatoes, measured watersugar and black pepper. Simmer for 5 min or until the sauce has thickened. 

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4 Bake meatballs

Meanwhile, drizzle the chicken meatballs with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 10 min.

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5 Add and bake

Once the meatballs have baked for 10 min, combine the cooked and drained fusilli pasta with the tomato sauce. Add both to the baking dish. Grate the Parmesan. Top everything with the grated Parmesan and grated mozzarella. Bake for 15 min further or until the cheese is nicely golden.

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6 Serve

Garnish the chicken meatball and fusilli pasta bake with the remaining basil.

Tips for fussy eaters

Go herb-less!

Pro tip

If you have leftover sun dried tomatoes, olives or capers, chop them into the meatball mix.

Ingredients

Number of people

Meatballs

Chicken mince 400.00 Grams
Fresh basil 15.00 Grams
Fresh parsley 15.00 Grams
Panko bread crumbs 10.00 Grams
Dijon mustard 6.00 Grams
Salt 1.00 Tsp
Black pepper 0.50 Tsp
Olive oil 2.00 Tbsp

Sauce

Garlic cloves 3.00 Pieces
Olive oil 1.00 Tbsp
Salt 1.00 Tsp
Chopped tomatoes 400.00 Grams
Water 100.00 ML
Brown sugar 5.00 Grams
Black pepper 0.50 Tsp

For bake

Fusilli pasta 250.00 Grams
Parmesan 30.00 Grams
Grated mozzarella 60.00 Grams
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