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Meatballs With Garden Vegetable Sauce


Both children and adults alike will fall in love with this recipe

Prep time:20 mins

Cook time:40 mins

Serves: 4


  • 400g spaghetti
  • 350g veal mince
  • 350g pork mince
  • ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 500g jar Leggo’s Garden Vegetable Pasta Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, plus extra for garnish


Step 1

Cook pasta following packet directions. Drain and keep warm.

Step 2

Meanwhile, place veal and pork mince in a large bowl. Add breadcrumbs, ½ the onion, egg, cheese, parsley, lemon zest and season to taste. Roll into small balls.

Step 3

Heat ½ the oil in a non stick frypan. Cook meatballs in batches for 8-10 minutes or until browned, adding remaining oil as required, turning frequently. Remove from frypan and set aside.

Step 4

Add garlic and remaining onion to frypan and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in Leggo’s Pasta Sauce and thyme. Return meatballs to frypan, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over cooked pasta and garnished with extra thyme.

Tasty Tip!

Serve with long pasta such as pappardelle, fettuccine or tagliatelle.

Meatballs With Garden Vegetable Sauce
Average user rating:
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  • Garden Vegetable Pasta Sauce 500g

    Garden Vegetable Pasta Sauce 500g

  • Garden Vegetable Pasta Sauce 500g

    Garden Vegetable Pasta Sauce 500g

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