Spaghetti + Meatballs

I think this is one of the easiest dish to whip up – especially if you’re really hungry. I’m sure all of you have your own recipe for this. Mine is very similar to my curry dishes. The same spices go in. I threw in some extra chilli, especially for the cold weather. I must admit – I could only eat it with tissues on standby.

To cook the meatballs:

  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1t chilli powder
  • 1t dhani / jeera powder
  • ½ t gharam masala
  • salt to taste
  • some green chilli
  • some ginger & garlic
  • 2 tomatoes

Sauté onions in oil on medium heat. Add spices and salt. Throw in meatballs and then chilli, ginger & garlic and cook till done – I think it took under 10 minutes. Lastly chuck in tomatoes.

Add above to boiled spaghetti and its ready to eat.

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Impromptu Meal

What do you do with 3 uncooked chicken fillets and extra spaghetti from 2 separate packs? (This happens because I cook about 350g of pasta and eventually I have to use the spares). Well, you throw them together to get a filling meal!

This meal was an impromptu one – I just used whatever spices that I thought might make an interesting taste.

Spaghetti and Chicken

Spaghetti and Chicken

I braised onions and added some Portuguese Chicken spice, Smoked Paprika and Barbeque Spice along with some black pepper. Tossed in cubed chicken fillets and let it cook. Lastly I added some of Mavis’s corriander and chilli chutney.

I boiled the spaghetti and made some white sauce. Added everything together neatly and put in a pyrex dish. Coated with cheese and thyme and popped into the oven for about 20 minutes.

Spaghetti with Pesto + Sundried Tomato

On my way home yesterday, I had no idea what I’d be making or which product I’d be using from the package I received. All I knew was that pasta would be involved. As I was browsing through Woolworths, I picked up sundried tomatoes in olive oil and knew this is what would be going in. When I read the label closely, it said serve with pasta and basil pesto – perfect! The tomato and herb pesto mix would go nicely too. I wanted the taste of the dish to be the pesto – so opted for a vegetarian dish – meat would have been abit complicated.

This was the end result

Spaghetti, Pesto + Sundried Tomato

Spaghetti, Pesto + Sundried Tomato

What you need

spaghetti (about 350g)
sundried tomatoes
Nomu tomato & herb pesto mix
extra virgin olive oil
Danish feta

Boil spaghetti, drain and set aside. In a bowl, add 2T tomato & herb pesto mix, and add 5T boiling water. Mix nicely. Then add 2T extra virgin olive oil. Mix again.

Add pesto into spaghetti and coat nicely. Place a portion onto a plate and add sundried tomato from the top and then top off with crumbled Danish feta.

Ready to eat!

Spaghetti with Baked Beans & Sausages

Before you think, what an odd combination, it is very tasty. Try it at least once. It’s very easy and quick to make when you don’t know what to make or want to try something different.

Spaghetti, Baked Beans & Sausages

Spaghetti, Baked Beans & Sausages

What you will need

  • Koo Baked Beans
  • 300g Spaghetti
  • Sausages (about 6)

Spaghetti
Cook as you normally would. I always prepare pasta in the microwave.

Sausages
I put it into a frying pan and cover it with water and let it boil. When water dries up, sausages are ready.

Baked Beans
I add some spices to the baked beans as I don’t like the sweet taste that it has. In a pot, I heat a little oil, add chilli powder, gharam masala, jeera powder and dhania powder. I add the baked beans in and mix it for about 5 mins.

Once that all the above is done, chop the sausages and throw it in the baked beans. Mix into spaghetti.

Ready to eat.