Spaghetti and Meatballs

with Marinara Sauce
The whole family will enjoy this Italian-American classic.
Cals 1226 · Prot 67 · Carbs 124 · Fat 55
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30 min
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The whole family will enjoy this Italian-American classic.
Cals 1226 · Prot 67 · Carbs 124 · Fat 55
Family-Friendly
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Ingredients
Number of People:
Meatballs
Beef mince
350 Grams
Small zucchini
1 Piece
Worcestershire sauce
15 ML
Onion powder
2 Grams
Dried oregano
2 Grams
Olive oil
1 Tbsp
Pasta & Sauce
Shallots
1 Piece
Garlic cloves
2 Piece
Olive oil
1 Tbsp
Chopped tomatoes
400 Grams
Tomato paste
30 Grams
Water
200 ML
Vegetable stock cube
1 Piece
Honey
15 Grams
Spaghetti
250 Grams
To serve
Grana padano
60 Grams
Fresh basil
15 Grams

Tips for fussy eaters

To keep this crowd-pleaser pleasing, we've hidden the vegetables in the meatballs!

Pro tip

Prepare the meatballs in advance. Keep them in the fridge until ready to cook.

Before you start

Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking.

Instructions

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1 Make meatballs

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. Grate the zucchini, then squeeze out any of its excess moisture. Add it to a bowl with the beef mince, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder and dried oregano. Season, then mix with clean hands. Shape into (12/18/24) meatballs. Refrigerate until step 3.
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2 Make sauce

Chop the shallots and garlic. Heat a pan over a medium-low heat with a drizzle of oil. Add the shallots and fry for 3 min. After 3 min, add the garlicchopped tomatoestomato pastewaterstock cube, and honey. Simmer for 25 min. After 25 min, puree until smooth with a hand-held blender. This is your marinara sauce.
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3 Sear meatballs

Meanwhile, heat a second pan over a high heat with a drizzle of oil. Once hot, add the meatballs and fry for 3-4 min or until starting to brown. 
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4 Bake meatballs

Remove the meatballs from the pan and place on a lined baking tray. Bake for 12-14 min until cooked through, then add to the marinara sauce
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5 Cook pasta

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Once boiling, add the spaghetti and cook for 8-10 min until 'al dente' or cooked to your liking. Drain. 
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6 Serve

Divide the spaghetti among bowls and top with the meatballs and marinara sauce. Garnish with Grana padano and fresh basil leaves. Enjoy!

Tips for fussy eaters

To keep this crowd-pleaser pleasing, we've hidden the vegetables in the meatballs!

Pro tip

Prepare the meatballs in advance. Keep them in the fridge until ready to cook.

Allergens

May contain the following items and their products: crustaceans, peanuts, soybeans, cree nuts, sesame seeds, fish, eggs, milk, gluten, celery, mustard, sulphur dioxide and sulphites.

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