Cheesy Meatballs In Spicy Tomato Sauce

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"All done in the microwave. Serve on their own or over pasta. A great dish to serve with a light green salad and fresh crusty bread or garlic bread."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (348.2 g)
  • Calories 571.8
  • Total Fat - 34.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 196.4 mg
  • Sodium - 658.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.5 g
  • Sugars - 5.6 g
  • Protein - 50.2 g
  • Calcium - 337.8 mg
  • Iron - 5.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 27.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Cook the onion and bacon in a large bowl on high for 3-4 minutes approx 850W. Remove from microwave, add mince, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg, salt and pepper and mix well.

Step 2

Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture and flatten into a patty shape.

Step 3

Place a cube of cheese in the middle of the meat, fold meat to enclose cheese and roll to form a ball.

Step 4

Refrigerate meatballs for 10-15 minutes.

Step 5

Place meatballs in a 3 Litre casserole dish. Cook uncovered on medium to High approx 650W for 4-6 minutes. Turn meatballs over and cook for a further 4-6 minutes.

Step 6

Meanwhile combine the tomatoes, basil, tomato paste, chilli, garlic and salt and pepper in a bowl.

Step 7

Drain any excess fat from meatballs after cooking and pour the tomato mixture over par cooked and drained meatballs.

Step 8

Cook uncovered on medium high approx 650W for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 9

Serve with on their own with crusty bread or over pasta.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made a half recipe and got 10 generous size meatballs and made as per instructions and the end result were tasty moist meatballs with a bit of attitude and was so quick and easy with the meatballs been cooked in the same time it took to make the spaghetti. Thank you Tisme, made for Pick Me tag game.

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(24 May 2018)