Super Quick and Tasty Meatballs for Pasta Sauce

Quick, easy and tasty meatballs for pasta and sauce.

Now, of course, I love cooking that's why I write this food blog, I am never happier than when I'm in my kitchen. But sometimes there are days when you just run out of time but want to produce something half decent although quickish.
Tasty Meatballs for Pasta Sauce

But yesterday I allowed myself to use a jar of ready-made pasta sauce; I know I'm living on the edge!

Having recently discovered Marks and Spencer Tomato and Sweet Garlic Pasta Sauce, trust me this sauce is good stuff and well worth buying.

This along with a huge range other pasta sauces are available in their grocery section.

Produced in Italy this sauce is made from 90% Tomatoes, Extra Virgin olive oil, Garlic, Tomato Paste, Sea Salt, Parsley, Basil, Sugar and Ground Black Pepper.

Oh and don't fear at the thought of making meatballs, seriously they can be rustled up in next to no time.

Top Tip!

Always buy good quality meat from places you can trust and rely on to never let you down.

Yield: 14 meatballs

Quick and Tasty Pork Meatballs

Quick and easy and very tasty!


A couple of glugs of vegetable oil
1 large red onion - finely chopped
500g low fat pork mince - you can use half pork and half beef if you prefer
1 good pinch of sweet paprika
1 good pinch of dried oregano, or thyme whichever takes your fancy
about a tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley
1 egg - yolk only
1 jar of good quality pasta sauce - I like Marks and Spencer Tomato and Sweet Garlic Pasta Sauce; available in jars from their grocery section.


Heat up a glug of oil in a large frying pan and gently fry the onion till it softens.  Put on a saucepan of salted water to boil ready to cook your pasta as per the packet instructions. 

While that's happening, allow the onions to get really cool - tipping them onto a dish and spreading them out does the trick in extra quick time.  **Don't wash the frying pan up you will need it to fry the meatballs.

Meanwhile, get a big mixing bowl and throw in the mince, paprika, oregano and egg yolk. When the onions are cold you can add those to the bowl along with the chopped parsley.

Give it all a good mix with your hands and shape into 16 golf-ball sized meatballs.

Add another glug of oil to your frying pan and when it's heated up nicely fry your meatballs turning to colour evenly.  They really won't take long to cook, say 5 to 8 minutes.  

Once they're coloured you can tip in the jar of pasta sauce.  Heat through and serve over cooked spaghetti.  I like to add th4 cooked spaghetti to the pan and stir through so it also gets coated with the sauce.
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