Feed your family with this deliciously easy spaghetti and meatball meal

This easy two-pot meal is bound to become a family favourite.

Meatballs and Pasta

Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 capsicum
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup BBQ or tomato sauce
  • 1 large carrot
  • 5 brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • 500ml pasta sauce
  • 2 cups pasta
  • Generous pinch of your favourite herbs
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed or finely diced


  1. Dice up carrot, brussels sprouts and broccoli.
  2. Finely chop onion and capsicum.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the diced onion and capsicum with the mince, egg, sauce, breadcrumbs, herbs.
  4. Roll the mince mixture no larger than a 50c piece. If you have the time, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Heat frying pan and melt a knob of butter. Cook meatballs over a medium heat, turning every few minutes. Once cooked through, remove from heat.
  6. Add another knob of butter to the pan and garlic. Once melted add the veggies and sauté for 5 minutes.
  7. Add meatballs and pasta sauce to the pan and simmer while you cook the pasta.
  8. Boil water in a large pot and add 2 cups of pasta. Cook till just soft and then drain.
  9. Remove pasta sauce and meatball mix from the heat and serve over your freshly cooked pasta.




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