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All-in-one spaghetti and meatballs

Cooking this family favourite in a slow cooker allows the flavours to come together in a deliciously rich sauce

, 29 September 2020

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All-in-one spaghetti and meatballs
  • 4 Hours 15 Mins

  • Serves: 4

  • Price: £1.35 per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 472g serving contains
  • Energy

    3061KJ

    732KCAL

    37%
  • Fat

    23.6g

    high

    34%
  • Saturates

    7.1g

    high

    36%
  • Sugars

    17.0g

    low

    19%
  • Salt

    1.32g

    low

    22%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 649kJ/155kcal.
Ingredients
  • 2tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 340g pack Extra Special 12 Italian Style Meatballs
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 8 Asda Sun-Dried Tomatoes (from a jar), roughly chopped
  • 1tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 500g pack Asda Italian Fresh Egg Spaghetti
  • Shaved Parmesan and basil leaves, to garnish
Method
  • Heat the oil in a large, nonstick frying pan on a medium setting. Fry the meatballs for 5 mins until starting to colour. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  • Add the onion to the pan and fry for 4 mins until soft but not coloured. Stir in the garlic and fry for 1 min.

  • Add the sun-dried tomatoes, mixed herbs, chopped tomatoes and balsamic vinegar to the pan. Bring to the boil then transfer to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hrs.

  • Turn the slow cooker up to high then add the spaghetti, carefully submerging it completely in the tomato sauce. Cover and cook for 5 mins or until the pasta is cooked through.

  • Divide between 4 bowls and top with the shaved Parmesan, basil leaves and a good grind of black pepper to serve.