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Spaghetti Meatball Bake


for 6 servings

  • 18 oz bolognese sauce (510 g), from a jar
  • 1 cup water (250 mL)
  • 1 lb fresh egg pasta (400 g)
  • 1.75 oz grated cheddar cheese (50 g)
  • ½ cup fresh basil (20 g), for serving


  • 1 lb lean ground beef (500 g), (5% fat)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons parsley
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, to taste

Nutrition Info

    Calories 539
    Fat 23g
    Carbs 46g
    Fiber 3g
    Sugar 2g
    Protein 32g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Mix all of the meatball ingredients together into a large bowl, then form into 14 golfball-sized balls.
  3. Combine the full jar of sauce and half a jar of water together in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in the spaghetti until it’s fully coated in the sauce.
  5. Spread the coated spaghetti into a casserole dish then top with the meatballs.
  6. Cover and bake in the centre of the oven for 18-20 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle over the cheese and grill/broil for a further 5-7 minutes uncovered, until the cheese is melted and stringy and the top of the meatballs are brown.
  8. Sprinkle over the basil and serve immediately.
  9. Enjoy!

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