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Summer spaghetti meatballs

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Summer spaghetti meatballs

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Simple, cheap and quick, the perfect meal for a warm midweek dinner following some after school park shenanigans with two of the kids, the eldest being way to cool for that.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

 500 g Pork Mince
 2 Onion, finely chopped
 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
 Big Handful Parsley (leaves chopped and stalks finely chopped)
 2 Courgettes (peeled around the edge, centre grated or finely chopped)
 300 g Spaghetti (or enough for your family)
 1 Lemon (zested and juiced)
 Grated Parmesan to serve

1

I promised quick and easy so here goes…….

After heating some oil in a frying pan over a medium heat I added the onions to soften for a few minutes and then the garlic. A couple of minutes later I put them into a bowl, to which I also added the pork mince, parsley stalks and grated courgette. I then seasoned, mixed and shaped into meatballs. I then carefully put the meatballs into the frying pan and cooked for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally.

2

Bringing a pan of water to the boil I cooked the spaghetti, as soon as it was almost cooked I used tongs to transfer the spaghetti to the pan of meatballs, ensuring I sloshed lots of the pasta water into the frying pan too. I added the lemon juice and courgette peels and tossed it all together. Finally serving with the lemon cest, parsley leaves and parmesan.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.8g22%
Saturated Fat 1.2g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 79mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 32.2g11%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 4.8g
Protein 32.3g65%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 500 g Pork Mince
 2 Onion, finely chopped
 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
 Big Handful Parsley (leaves chopped and stalks finely chopped)
 2 Courgettes (peeled around the edge, centre grated or finely chopped)
 300 g Spaghetti (or enough for your family)
 1 Lemon (zested and juiced)
 Grated Parmesan to serve

Directions

1

I promised quick and easy so here goes…….

After heating some oil in a frying pan over a medium heat I added the onions to soften for a few minutes and then the garlic. A couple of minutes later I put them into a bowl, to which I also added the pork mince, parsley stalks and grated courgette. I then seasoned, mixed and shaped into meatballs. I then carefully put the meatballs into the frying pan and cooked for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally.

2

Bringing a pan of water to the boil I cooked the spaghetti, as soon as it was almost cooked I used tongs to transfer the spaghetti to the pan of meatballs, ensuring I sloshed lots of the pasta water into the frying pan too. I added the lemon juice and courgette peels and tossed it all together. Finally serving with the lemon cest, parsley leaves and parmesan.

Summer spaghetti meatballs

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