Spaghetti and Meatballs😋 No jars..

It’s Tax return time again and I have been checking and rechecking figures on Hubby’s behalf, so tonight meal needs to be quick but tasty.

Spaghetti and Meatballs


The sauce needs to be rich and delicious- I start it in the Thermomix as I use it to cook the spaghetti it’s going to need cleaning anyway 🤗


I add a peels and halved medium onion and 2/3 cloves of peeled garlic to the Thermomix bowl and wizz at speed 4 for 5 – 10 seconds till chopped, scrape down the bowl and add a good glug of olive oil and some salt and pepper. Cook at heat 90 speed 1 for 3 minutes till softened, then add a good squeeze of tomato purée and cook again for another 2 minutes at 90, speed 1. At this point add a tin of chopped tomatoes and cook down for 5 minutes at heat 98 speed 2.  When done you can blitz at speed 8 with the MC in if you want a smooth sauce, or leave chunky, which I prefer, feel free to add extra veg, peppers, courgettes etc even some chilli if you like it spicy – a base tomato sauce is a wonderful  thing 🤓 You could make double and freeze a batch for a quick freezer meal.


I am keeping it simple tonight. Next I put the meatballs into a medium hot chefs pan and with a little oil and butter, brown them all over then add the sauce, simmer till the meatballs are cooked through, stir in some mixed herbs, I would like to have used roughly torn basil but didn’t have any, season to taste.

Started pouring the sauce then remembered photo

Whilst your sauce is bubbling away –


Cook your Spaghetti


Serve with a sprinkle of grated Parmesan and a glass of good red – 😘


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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