Cheesy chicken meatballs in tomato sauce

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Cheesy meatballs in tomato sauce Easy Food

Serves 5


For the meatballs:
450g chicken mince
2 eggs, lightly beaten
50g Parmesan, grated
1 tbsp breadcrumbs
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp thyme
Salt and black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

For the tomato sauce:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
50g fresh Mozzarella, grated
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp oregano
Salt and black pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C/180˚C fan/gas mark 4. Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Add the chicken, eggs, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, oregano, and thyme to a bowl and mix well to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Form the mixture into 20 meatballs.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan to a high heat and brown the meatballs on all sides.
  5. Remove from the pan and bake the meatballs on the baking tray for 15 minutes, then remove and set aside.
  6. For the sauce, heat the pan with more olive oil and add the onion and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes on a medium high heat until softened.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and bring to a simmer on a high heat. Add the sugar, oregano and season with salt and black pepper. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Add the meatballs and the cheese and cook to heat through and melt the cheese.

Per serving: 197kcals, 12.0g fat (4.0g saturated), 15.0g carbs, 1.5g sugars, 10.5g protein, 3.9g fibre, 0.198g sodium