Easy Chicken Meatball Pasta for Beginners

Easiest Chicken Meatball recipe pasta

Tere’s that chicken meatball pasta you were looking for… easy, tasty and perfect if you’re a beginner. This recipe also welcomes as much parmesan as you can handle. Less isn’t more when it comes to pasta.

Have a look at the quick video below the recipe… it’ll help tons!

Please note that I didn’t add any additional salt because the meatballs are already filled with cheddar cheese and bacon which is quite salty in itself so it’s best to manage the salt levels closer to the serving time.

Easy Chicken Meatball Pasta for Beginners

  • Servings: 4-6 Servings
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g chicken mince
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 200g white cheddar, grated
  • 200g bacon, cooked
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, diced + chopped
  • 1 tbsp chicken stock powder
  • 2 red chillies, diced + separated
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 30g tomato paste
  • 800g of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4-6 tbsp parmesan, finely grated + separated
  • 1/2-1 cup pasta water
  • 500g spaghetti or pasta of choice

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius.
  2. Add the chicken mince, breadcrumbs, egg, 1 chopped red chilli, chicken flavouring, grated cheddar cheese, cooked bacon, and sundried tomatoes together and mix well.
  3. Prepare an oven-proof dish by adding 3 tbsp olive oil. Create evenly sized meatballs and spaced out. Place in the oven and bake for 15mins.
  4. Add the diced onion, thyme, 1 chopped red chilli to a large saucepan (or the same skillet you used to cook the meatballs in) and saute for 5mins. Add the tomato paste and cook for another 3mins.
  5. Add both cans of diced tomato as well as 1 tbsp brown sugar and stir. Allow to simmer for 5-8mins on med-high.
  6. Bring the pasta water to a boil with a good amount of salt and add the pasta to the water once it has started to boil. Cook for about 5min or until al dente. NOTE Remember to keep 1 cup of pasta water aside once. This will bring the sauce together beautifully.
  7. Add the pasta to the sauce as well as half of the pasta water. Lower the heat and mix well. Allow the pasta to soak up some of the sauce – if you’d like it to be saucier then add the other half of the pasta water. Place the cooked meatballs on top, sprinkle with as much parmesan cheese as you can handle and serve!


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