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October 24, 2017

Quick and Simple Meatballs and Pasta in Tomato Sauce

by GFR2

img_3145After trying various microwave meals over the past few weeks in preparation for coming winter months (a hot meal at lunchtime when its cold or wet outside is comforting), I decided to make my own versions to take to work and heat up.

This week we have a quick and simple meatball and tagliatelle in tomato sauce – this made enough for 3 lunches.


The ingredients list is pretty straight forward but sometimes that’s all you need.

  • 1 pack of Richmond Meatballs (Basically meatball versions of their sausages)
  • Tesco Passata with Garlic and Herbs
  • 1 stick of original Peperami
  • 6 balls of Tesco Tagliatelle
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Black Pepper

And now for the cooking…….

  • Fry the meatballs off according to the instructions on the packet, or cook in the microwave and then just brown them off a little.
  • Chop the Peperami stick into small chunks approx. 5mm in size and add to the meatballs.
  • Add the Passata and stir.
  • Add a good squeeze of Balsamic Glaze – Aim for about a teaspoon, a little too much doesn’t matter.
  • Add black pepper to taste.
  • Let simmer whilst you cook the Tagliatelle.
  • Bring a pan of water to the boil and add 6 balls of Tagliatelle, bring back to the boil and then simmer for approx. 5-7 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

For a little extra flavour, drizzle some more balsamic glaze over the dish at the end.

It may not sound like a whole heap of ingredients, but they all work together and make a very good and filling meal.

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