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tomato free meatball pasta

Tomato Free Meatball Pasta with Garlic Bread

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine dairy free, Italian, tomato free
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For the Meatball Pasta

  • 1-2 jars Ally's Tomato Free Sauce
  • ½ pint vegetable stock
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 12 beef meatballs (or vegetarian alternative)
  • 3 cups dried fusilli pasta
  • olive oil
  • fine sea salt and pepper for seasoning

For the Garlic Bread

  • 1 part baked baguette (can be found in most supermarkets)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil or parsley
  • 4 tablespoon dairy free spread
  • drizzle olive oil

Instructions
 

For the Meatballs

  • Add the finely chopped onions, garlic and your favourite meatballs (or even some beef burgers that have been cut into quarters if you are out of meatballs!) to a pan with a little olive oil over a medium flame and keep moving it all around until the onions are sizzling and soft and the meatballs have browned.
  • Add the jar of Ally’s Tomato Free Sauce and the vegetable stock and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add a little salt and pepper to taste.
  • If you are making this meal for your family, you may cut the meatballs up into quarters, so the kids think they are getting more ?.

For the Pasta

  • Boil a large pan of water. Add a good pinch of sea salt.
  • Add the pasta to the pan and bring back to the boil, then turn down the heat to simmer for around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Taste the pasta to see if it is cooked – it should be soft with just a slight bite. Once cooked, drain well, then add a drizzle of olive oil to help the pasta from sticking together.

For the Garlic Bread

  • Slice the part-baked baguette at an angle to fill a large baking tray.
  • Melt the butter and thoroughly mix in the garlic granules and dried herbs.
  • Spread about a tablespoon of the melted garlic butter to each slice of bread in the baking tray – You can use a tablespoon to pour it on, then use the back of the spoon to spread it evenly across the slice. Try to give each slice a good coverage and then drizzle olive oil over the top. 
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 220 degrees for ten minutes until the edges have turned golden but the centre is still soft (or leave alittle longer if you prefer it crunchy).
Keyword dairy free