Crusty Meatball Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Crusty Meatball Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Crusty Meatball Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by fabangel4i

Makes 4 servings



I think meatballs should be coated in a smooth sauce, which is why I've opted for passata, which is just sieved tomatoes. If you've got canned plum tomatoes, just liquidise two cans and use them instead. Any lean mince would be fine for this recipe too.

Recipe Ingredients for Crusty Meatball Pasta

700 g passata
2 tsp sugar, muscavado
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
75 g breadcrumbs
250 g lean pork, minced
1 egg
300 g penne pasta
2 tbsp parmesan

Recipe Directions for Crusty Meatball Pasta

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C

  2. Place the passata, sugar and lemon juice in a pan and heat gently.

  3. Meanwhile, place the garlic, chilli, parsley and lemon rind in a food processor and blend until finely chopped. Add the bread and blend to make crumbs. Finally add the mince, egg and some salt and pepper and pulse briefly until well blended - take care not to overblend or the mixture will lose its texture.

  4. Shape the mixture into 20 small balls and drop them into the passata sauce. Simmer gently for 20 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a pan of boiling salted water according to packet instructions.

  6. Drain the pasta, toss with the meatball sauce then turn into a heatproof dish. Scatter over the parmesan and a good grinding of black pepper and bake for 20 minutes until the top is crusty and golden. Serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 352.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
519
Calories from Fat
95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.6g
16%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
153mg
51%
Sodium
251mg
10%
Potassium
473mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
68.2g
23%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
3.5g
Protein
33.0g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 9% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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