Homemade Meatballs with Tomato Sauce & Penne Pasta

Homemade Meatballs with Tomato Sauce & Penne Pasta Homemade Meatballs with Tomato Sauce & Penne Pasta

The perfect meal for after school, the meatballs can be served with baked potatoes if preferred. Make a batch & freeze some for another day, there’ll be no complaints!

4 people 25 minutes 10 minutes


  • 1 medium Fresh Egg
  • 1 tsp SuperValu Dried Mixed Herbs
  • 5 dstspn SuperValu Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cloves SuperValu Garlic
  • 450 g SuperValu Irish Beef Mince
  • 1 medium SuperValu Onion
  • 2 tsp SuperValu Tomato Purée


  • 100 ml Beef Stock
  • 75 ml Fresh Cream (Optional)
  • 4 - Mushrooms sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp SuperValu Brown Sugar
  • 400 g SuperValu Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp SuperValu Dried Mixed Herbs
  • 2 cloves SuperValu Garlic crushed
  • 1 medium SuperValu Onion chopped
  • 400 g SuperValu Pasta
  • 0 - SuperValu Salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to: 180˚C/350˚F/Gas Mark 4.

To make the meatballs

  1. Place the meat in a large glass bowl with the onions and garlic and add the breadcrumbs, tomato puree and dried herbs.
  2. Add in the egg to bind the ingredients together.
  3. Mix the ingredients well using either a wooden spoon or your hands.
  4. Using wet hands shape the meat into meatballs.
  5. Cook the meatballs in a large deep sauté pan for 3 to 4 minutes and then transfer to the pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes to ensure that they are thoroughly cooked.

To make the sauce

  1. Fry the onion, mushroom and garlic until nice and soft (approximately 3 to 5 minutes).
  2. Add in the mixed herbs, chopped tomatoes and brown sugar.
  3. Allow the mixture to bubble away for about 10 minutes.
  4. If using the cream add to the sauce now to enrich it.
  5. Adjust the seasoning and add the meatballs to the sauce.
  6. Cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water as per pack instructions.
  7. Drain the pasta and season with some salt and pepper.
  8. You can at this stage add a knob of butter to the pasta if you wish.
  9. Serve the pasta and spoon over the meatballs & pasta sauce.


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