Meatball Pasta Bake

Kicking of 2021 with a tasty pasta bake. ⁣
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As they are plentiful this time of year I’ve added Brussels sprouts. These guys are high in fibre, vitamin A, and vitamin C. So don’t think of them as only a Christmas food and get them into some dishes! ⁣
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𝘐𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘦π˜₯π˜ͺ𝘦𝘯𝘡𝘴:⁣
– 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
– 500g of 5% lean Beef⁣
– Handful of Brussels sprouts, halved
– 250g Rigatoni pasta
– 250g of Mushrooms, chopped
– 1 pepper, chopped
– 1 onion, diced
– 1/2 a head of broccoli, chopped
– 2 medium carrots, chopped
– 100g of cheese, grated
– 60g of porridge
– 1 egg
– 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
– 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped/crushed
– 3 tablespoons of mixed herbs
– Salt & Pepper⁣


𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘡𝘳𝘢𝘀𝘡π˜ͺ𝘰𝘯𝘴:⁣
1. Make the meatballs by combining the beef, porridge, egg, salt, pepper, & 1 tablespoon of dried mixed herbs in a bowl.
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2. Take a small amount of the mix and roll into a meatball (about 2 inches in diameter), make sure the balls are roughly the same size.
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3. When the meatballs are rolled, preheat the oven to 180 degrees & boil the kettle.⁣


4. Put the pasta on to boil (it will only take about 12-15 mins, don’t over cook it).
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5. While the pasta is boiling heat the oil in a very large pan over medium heat.
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6. Add the onion & garlic, cook for 5 minutes, then gently place the meatballs in.
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7. While the meatballs are browning prep the rest of your veg.
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8. Add them to the pan as you are chopping them in this order: carrots, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, broccoli,
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pepper.
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9. Gently turn the meatballs as they cook to brown them on all sides.
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10. When the meatballs are browned, season the pan well with salt, pepper & 2 tablespoons of mixed herbs.
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11. Mix well & then add the 2 tins of tomatoes, mix well again (gently)
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12. Add the contents of the pan to a large oven dish.
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13. Add the pasta and mix well.
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14. Top with 100g of grated cheese.
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15. Pop the dish into the oven for 10-15 mins.


16. You should get about 6 portions but if you want a larger one you can opt for 4 portions (calories and macros will be different to what I have given).

  • Photo by Bridge Nutrition on January 03, 2021. Image may contain: food, text that says '6 servings Per serving: Calories- 502 Carbs-50g Carbs Protein 36g Fat- 15g Fibre 10g'.

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