We love meatballs! If you make your own at home, you know exactly what’s gone into them and you can add lots of lovely flavours, too. They are easy to make and the kids love them.
These are really tasty, I used turkey mince (very lean and great value) and added leeks and freshly grated Grano Padano cheese for extra flavour to make turkey and leek meatballs. Serve with lots of tagliatelle pasta and tomato sauce and everyone is happy! If you wanted to, you could use an onion, but my kids prefer leeks. You can also add a teaspoon of mustard or even a tablespoon of ketchup for something a bit different.
I’m really pleased to be taking part in the Lean on Turkey recipe challenge, as we’re really keen to eat more turkey, instead of beef or pork and red meat. This time, the challenge was to create a pizza or pasta meal for the family for under £10.
The total cost of this meal was £9.91 from Ocado, but in fact, the turkey breast mince was on special offer (3 for £10) instead of £4.50 for one 500g packet so I was able to freeze a couple of packets for another time, too. Grano Padano cheese is a great alternative to the slightly more expensive Parmigiano Reggiano, which is worth keeping an eye out for as it brings the costs down a little.
- £1.99 – tomato and Basil Sauce
- £1.75 – fresh tagliatelle
- £4.50 – turkey breast mince (500g)
- 60p – large leek
- 20p – large egg
- 10p – garlic (one clove)
- 12p – bread (2 slices)
- 65p -Grano Padano cheese (50g)
- Olive oil, store cupboard
- Salt and Pepper, store cupboard
£9.91 at Ocado
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With many thanks to Lean On Turkey for asking me to create a recipe for them
Have you tried making your own meatballs at home? What’s your favourite family meal? Let me know if you try these!
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