Quick & Healthy ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’

Quick & Healthy 'Spaghetti & Meatballs'A big hello and Happy New Year to you my lovelies! Hope you all had a fab Christmas & New Year. Back to reality now though I’m afraid. It’s January, we’re all back to work, it’s cold and we’re skint. Not to mention fed up with all the ‘get fit’ campaigns and latest diet fads that are being rammed down our throats.

So! I’m starting as I mean to go on. This delicious meal is not only quick to make, it’s healthy, wholesome and easy on the purse strings. Now that’s the kind of maths Emma likes to do!

Here is what you will need to feed 2 people (Easily doubled)

(Recipe adapted from Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course)

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion, finely diced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, finely diced
  • 4 Sausages (I used Debbie & Andrew’s: Sicilian)
  • 125g Fresh Tagliatelle (or 150g Dried Tagliatelle)
  • 200g Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parmesan, to serve/optional

First up, heat a large heavy based frying pan over a medium heat. When hot, add in the oil followed by the onion and garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes until softened.

Quick & Healthy ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’Squeeze the sausage meat out of their cases and roughly chop them into smaller ‘meatballs’ using a wooden spatula.

Quick & Healthy ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’

Quick & Healthy ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’Season with a little salt & pepper then fry until nicely browned and almost cooked through. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. (Usually about 3 mins for fresh & 10 mins for dried.)

Quick & Healthy ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’Add in the halved cherry tomatoes and cook for 4-5 mins until they start to break down.

Quick & Healthy ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’

Quick & Healthy ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’Add a tablespoon or 2 of the pasta water and stir through. It should create a sauce. Season with a little more salt & pepper if  you think it needs it.

Quick & Healthy ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’Then you can do one of two things. Either serve straight on top of the pasta, or add the cooked pasta to the pan, stir through the sauce and serve. Sprinkle over some freshly grated parmesan if you fancy it.

Quick & Healthy ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’Clocking in at around 500 calories, I think this dish is great! It’s really tasty, it’s quick & easy to make, it’s healthy AND it’s filling. And let’s face it, that’s one of the worst things about January diets – never feeling full or satisfied. But whether you’re trying to loose weight or not, this delicious meal has it all and is definitely a new regular in my house.

I hope you all enjoyed the post my lovelies.

Until next week!

Miss Kitchenmason


2 comments on “Quick & Healthy ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’

  1. Teresa Parry says:

    I made this for me and my son and we really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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