Saturday 11 October 2014

Meatballs & Spaghetti

A delicious, quick way to make a hearty winters meal for a family or as in my case, cook ahead for the freezer.

You may have an old family recipe for a meal like this, but this is a quick way to make a large quantity of servings for a crowd or to stock up the freezer.

1 pack frozen meatballs (I used a 500g pack)
2 jars of your favourite spaghetti sauce.
vegetables to taste (I used carrots, zucchini & tomatoes but choice is yours)
small amount of cooking oil
spaghetti  (or favourite pasta)

Cook frozen meatballs as per packet instructions- I did mine in oven.
Whilst cooking, prepare sauce & boil water for spaghetti.
Sauce - chop vegetables & saute in oil in a large pot - carrots first then others to soften.
Add jars of sauce - rinse jars with small amount of water & add to sauce to use all the sauce in jar (option is to add 1 tin tomatoes instead of 1 jar of sauce).
When meatballs are cooked, I chop mine into 2 or 3 pieces but this is a personal preference.
Add meatballs to sauce.

Drain spaghetti & mix through the sauce.
Serving suggestion - add grated cheese or a dollop of sour cream.

Fill containers with extra serves, allow to cool then freeze.

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