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Feta meatballs in a fresh tomato sauce pasta

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Ingredients 18
Servings 4
Time 15 min


  • 300
    lamb mince
  • 300
    beef mince
  • 1
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4
    red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2
    fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 150
    feta, crumbled
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2
    fresh lemon thyme
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • oil for frying
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/4
    olive oil
  • 2
    tomato paste
  • 500
    baby rosa tomatoes
  • 10
    basil leaves
  • 300
    penne pasta, cooked & drained
  • grated Parmesan for serving


25 min

Place all meatball ingredients in a bowl, season well and stir to combine.

Roll the mixture into balls and place on a lined baking sheet, cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Heat a little oil in a pan and pan-fry meatballs until cooked through, drain on paper towel.

For the sauce:

Heat oil in a pan, add tomato paste and a splash of water; cook for two to three minutes, stir through tomatoes and cook for five minutes

Toss together penne, meatballs, tomato mixture and basil; serve with grated Parmesan.

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