Spaghetti meatballs | Everyday family recipe

Who wants another easy mid-week meal? If so, this is for you. 

Taking only ten minutes from start to finish the easy pasta and meatballs recipe is a family favourite. 

Made from just a few store cupboard ingredients, it comes together in just a few minutes. The kids love this meal and often request it, which suits me fine. Especially on the nights, we are rushing around together to fit in all the out of school activities that fill our diaries. 

Why not give this easy pasta and meatballs recipe a try for yourself.

I was lucky and found some shop-bought meatballs in the yellow sticker section, so I decided to use them for this easy pasta and meatball recipe. However, should you want to make your own, it is fairly straightforward. Mix some beef mince, breadcrumbs and seasoning together with an egg and using your hands pat them into small ball shapes. It should only take a few minutes longer.

Spaghetti meatballs

Spaghetti meatballs | Everyday family recipe

Summer spaghetti meatballs - Simple, cheap and quick, the perfect meal for a warm midweek dinner following some a nice afternoon stroll.

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Recipe Cost £3.00
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Dinner, Midweek Meals
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean, Meat, 15 - 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 384 kcal

Ingredients
  

Summer spaghetti meatballs

  • 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

Instructions
 

Spaghetti meatballs -

  • 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 them into meatballs. I then carefully put the meatballs into the frying pan and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally.
    500 g Pork Mince, 2 Onion, finely chopped, 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed, 1 Lemon (zested and juiced), 2 Courgettes (peeled around the edge, centre grated or finely chopped)
    Spaghetti meatballs
  • 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 zest, parsley leaves and parmesan.
    Big Handful Parsley (leaves chopped and stalks finely chopped), 300 g Spaghetti (or enough for your family), 1 Lemon (zested and juiced), Grated Parmesan to serve
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Nutrition

Calories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 32.2gProtein: 32.3gFat: 13.8gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 79mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4.8g
Keyword meatballs, pasta, 15-30 Minutes, spaghetti, summer recipes
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Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti meatballs | Everyday family recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
384
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
13.8
g
21
%
Saturated Fat
 
1.2
g
8
%
Cholesterol
 
5
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
79
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
32.2
g
11
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
4.8
g
5
%
Protein
 
32.3
g
65
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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