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NOW CLOSED: Share your best pasta recipes featuring sausage meatballs for Wall's and you could win £100 Amazon voucher!

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Jul-12 16:59:05

We've been asked by the team behind the new Wall's "Perfect for Pasta" Sausageballs to find your best recipes featuring pasta and sausageballs or meatballs.

For those of you who haven't heard of them yet, Wall's "Perfect for Pasta" Sausageballs are sausage meatballs that can be cooked in under 20 minutes and added to your family's favourite pasta dishes.

Wall's are keen to find the tastiest recipe for their sausage balls - there are already three featured on their Facebook page but they'd love to include some from Mumsnetters too.

It doesn't matter whether you've used this product already or not. We are just looking for your (or your childrens') favourite recipe featuring meatballs (could be home made or bought) - do share your top recipe and tips for using this type of product with pasta. It could be something simple like a 30 minute week day family meal or one you'd be happy to serve for a special occasion.

Please post on this thread to tell us your most favourite meal recipe that includes meatballs and you'll be entered into a prize draw where one lucky winner will win a £100 Amazon voucher. Wall's will also include recipes on their Facebook page (MN names will not be used)

Thanks, MNHQ

Trills Fri 20-Jul-12 17:13:22

In Jamie's Italian I had a carbonara that included little meatballs.

To do that with "sausageballs I would":

Fry sausageballs and finely chopped pancetta or bacon.
Cook pasta.
Add a little of the pasta water to the bacon/sausage pan to deglaze (get up all the nice sticky stuff).
When both are cooked, put the pasta in the hot bacon/sausage pan, take it off the heat, and stir in egg yolks, creme fraiche, and grated parmesan.

Eat with lots of black pepper.

stealthsquiggle Fri 20-Jul-12 17:30:20

Can't say I have tried doing it with sausage meatballs, but with normal (generally but not always homemade) meatballs, I chop celery & onions reasonably small, sweat them, add tinned toms and stock for quite a sloppy sauce, drop in raw meatballs, stick the lid on and stick it in the oven for as long as we have about 30-40 mins. If we happen to have them, then I add grated courgette. Serve over pasta of DC's choice. Surefire winner when I can't think of anything else to feed them.

Tee2072 Fri 20-Jul-12 17:37:57

Well, I would never use those sausage balls as there is too much 'stuff' in them. Why do they have to have starch and wheat in them?

I just make meatballs with mince garlic and egg, brown on all sides, cook in some passatta until done and serve with pasta.

LineRunner Fri 20-Jul-12 17:43:02

Mine's quite simple - pork sauasagemeat rolled into balls with herbs and seasoning, fried with a little onion and chopped chorizo sausage, then add a tin of canned tomatoes and some wine, simmer a while, and serve with pasta and parmesan. Fab.

herethereeverywhere Fri 20-Jul-12 18:45:33

For a non tomato sauce recipe I make a leek and cream sauce.

First put the pasta on. I like tagliatelle for this recipe.
Fry the meatballs in some olive oil
Add 1 clove of crushed garlic.
Finely chop a couple of leeks and add to the pan.
When all is simmering away nicely. Add 200ml (roughly) of double cream and some boiled water (about 20ml) also add a glass of white wine and let it simmer away to a nice sauce.
If the sauce is too runny for your taste or you added to much water you can thicken with a tbsp of plain flour.
When ready serve the meatballs and sauce over the pasta

Yummy!! grin

narkynorks Fri 20-Jul-12 18:53:44

When I make spaghetti and meatballs I make the meatballs with minced steak mixed with breadcrumbs soaked in milk, onion and paprika, fried in butter then cooked in a casserole dish with a sauce made from chopped tomatoes, tomato puree, fresh tarragon and a little bit of sugar. Delish!

rufus5 Fri 20-Jul-12 19:00:27

I've a sweet and sour meatballs recipe which is great as it gives a change from S+S chicken. Make the meatballs with a bit of Worchestershire sauce and chilli sauce added to the mix and fry them off. The sauce is sugar, vinegar, barbecue sauce and tomato ketchup mixed with pineapple juice and water. Thicken with cornflour and put in casserole dish with meatballs, pineapple pieces, cucumber, pepper and carrot sticks and cook for an hour.

LadyInPink Fri 20-Jul-12 19:05:07

This is one of my favourite stock recipes that the whole family love...

Put the sausageballs in a ovenproof dish
Add a tin of chopped tomatoes
Stir in the appropriate herb for the meatball meat
Add some choppped green olives
Drizzle some olive oil and herbs on the top and voila...
Cook in the oven for 20-30 mins until sauce is bubbling and add to whatever pasta you have cooked whilst the meatballs are cooking (I vary it from spaghetti or tagliatelle to penne or fusilli to make the dish seem different each week.

So simple, so quick but sooooo delicious.

Pascha Fri 20-Jul-12 19:44:00

I don't do a pasta recipe but we had paprika sausage and green veg risotto tonight if that counts?

EauRouge Fri 20-Jul-12 19:53:01

I normally make a huge batch of tomato sauce. It freezes really well so handy for when you can't be arsed/don't have time to cook and you can use it for all kinds of pasta dishes, pizza or risotto. There's loads of veg in there so good for getting veg into reluctant toddlers. It can vary but it usually contains-

2 onions
2-4 cloves of garlic (depending on how much you like it)
4 tins tomatoes
2 grated carrots (big ones!)
1 red pepper
Fresh basil and oregano

I fry up the onions and garlic then chuck everything else in, simmer it for a while and zap it with the hand blender.

mamij Fri 20-Jul-12 21:55:01

I've never used the sausage meatballs but here are my two:

1. Sausages with pasta
6 sausages
One onion diced
Jar of sundried tomatoes

Skin and roughly chop sausages
Roughly chop sundried tomatoes
Add a tablespoon of sundried tomato oil to a pan
Add onion and fry for a few minutes
Add chopped sausages and fry until brown
Add sundried tomatoes
Add parsley and toss with cooked pasta

2. Spaghetti and meatballs
Crushed garlic cloves
One onion diced
Two sticks of celery diced
Four carrots grated
Parsley chopped
Basil chopped
Stock cube
Two tins of tomatoes

Fry onion and garlic until brown
Add all of the other ingredients except the meatballs and sweetcorn
Bring to boil and simmer for about an hour to bring out the flavour
Add meatballs about 20 mins before end of the cooking time
Add sweetcorn right at the end if using tinned and about 5 mins before the end if using frozen
Serve with spaghetti

MakeTeaNotWar Fri 20-Jul-12 22:03:19

A quick supper for us is to fry off some meatballs with mixed peppers and onions, then throw in a tin of sweetcorn, tin of cream of tomato soup, torn mozzarella. Stir in cooked pasta then into the oven to bubble up together, topped with grated cheese. Hearty and filling!

greenandcabbagelooking Fri 20-Jul-12 22:13:07

It's not a pasta dish, but take a tortilla, spread with tomota sauce, add a few cooked meatballs, peppers and either boiled kidney beans or sweetcorn to one side. Cover with grated cheese, then fold the un-filled half over. Microwave or grill until the cheese is melted.

Solo Fri 20-Jul-12 22:13:19

I want to, I really want to, but it's myyy recipe!!!

Cremolafoam Fri 20-Jul-12 22:37:20

Cremolas Moroccan meatballs

1 orange squeezed and peel removed with peeler .
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 Clove garlic crushed
1 stick of cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon hot chilli flakes or a hot fresh red chilli
1 tablespoon of brown sugar.
Couple of handfuls of soft prunes
Whole skinned almonds
Knob of butter
Black pepper
Olive oil

The sauce:
In a large pan fry the chopped garlic until soft in a little olive oil.
Add the chilli cumin and cinnamon stick.
Cook the spices for a moment or two before adding both tins of chopped tomatoes. Keep on a medium heat.
Add the sugar to taste. Add a couple of strips of orange peel and juice of the orange.
Add the prunes.
Let the mixture cook gently for about 20-30 mins. It should be dark red and unctuous !

Meanwhile prepare the meatballs. Fry in a little oil until golden brown. Drain and cool on some kitchen roll.
Prepare the almonds. In a small frying pan melt the butter and gently fry the almonds. As they start to bubble add the crumbled sea salt and toss in the pan. Allow to cool.

Add the fried meatballs to the sauce and reheat on a low heat.
Serve with fresh tagliatelle topped with the salted almonds.

GeraldineAubergine Fri 20-Jul-12 22:54:27

Meatballs a la sticks: ingredients: meatballs, cocktail sticks. Method: cook meatballs, place on cocktail sticks, serve. A witty and delightful canapé. To ring the changes serve with ketchup a la tomato or for a more continental feel, sauce brun.

CheeryCherry Fri 20-Jul-12 23:12:15

Simple quick tomato sauce...
Chopped tonnes tomatoes, or passata
Olive oil
Tomato puree
Crushed garlic cloves
Gently fry garlic in oil, add tomatoes, puree, then season to taste. Simmer for at least ten mins.
In seperate pan, gently fry meatballs.
Serve with tagliatelli al dente.

Elainey1609 Fri 20-Jul-12 23:17:58

Mine's one I do quite often for all the time

Pork sauasagemeat, which I roll up into balls with herbs orgarno, parsley., (sometimes if I fancy a kick I add chilli powder) and seasoning. I fry with a little onion and garlic and some choped chorizo and mixed peppers.I then add a tin of canned chopped tomatoes, dash of woshitisure sauce and some good wine (dont forget the glass for yourself), let cook for a while. Add in sone ripped mozerella, and serve with you favorite pasta...i prefer tagatitelli and a great meal all the children love it

frazzled74 Fri 20-Jul-12 23:30:16

cook a pan of pasta ,chop an onion, mushrooms and pepper, fry in a little olive oil, add sausage meatballs and fry until cooked, add to pasta and toss through some red pesto.

mumnosbest Fri 20-Jul-12 23:44:44

i havent seen these but they sound good. they'd go well in this:
cooked spaghetti in a big pan, crack a few eggs over and stir in over the heat. addsliced sausage,onion,peppers and mushrooms then keep stirring. sprinkle a bit og oregano and grated cheese on top.

Alameda Fri 20-Jul-12 23:49:45


Alameda Sat 21-Jul-12 00:00:36

? what happened there? where is my bastardisation of recipe for pasta 'ncasciata?

ouryve Sat 21-Jul-12 00:10:23

I do make my own sausage meatballs, but with good quality, really meaty sausages made with high welfare pork. Never, ever Walls, oddly enough.

They make a good quick dinner for all of us (uber fussy boys included) with roasted peppers, mushrooms and a jar of decent quality tomatoey pasta sauce (usually M&S tomato & herb). I often add some more fresh herbs of my own & serve with penne or rigatoni.

mathanxiety Sat 21-Jul-12 06:27:27

Italian wedding soup

Brown small meatballs and drain

Olive oil
Several garlic cloves, finely chopped
Onion, finely chopped
Finely chopped carrots - about three carrots
Finely chopped celery - about three stalks
Dry white wine - about a large glassful
Chicken stock - about a litre
Rind of Parmesan or Romano cheese chunk (optional)
Dried or fresh basil (chopped) - two teaspoonfuls dried, good handful fresh
Orzo or shells or other small pasta shapes, uncooked - 250g
Canneloni/white beans (tinned, drained and rinsed)
Baby spinach leaves - about 450-500g
Grated Parmesan or Romano, divided - about 100g in all
One egg

Saute garlic and onion, carrot and celery.
Turn up heat and add wine.
Allow wine to bubble a while and add stock.
Add meatballs and rind of cheese if using.
Bring to boil, then turn to simmer.
Add basil and pasta.
High simmer until pasta is cooked.
Add beans.
Add spinach.
Add S&P to taste.
Mix egg and most of the grated cheese and add to soup slowly, stirring gently and constantly.
Cover and simmer until egg bits are set (a few minutes only)
Simmer a few more minutes.

Serve with remaining grated cheese and crusty bread.

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