Cheesy Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce

“All done in the microwave. Serve on their own or over pasta. A great dish to serve with a light green salad and fresh crusty bread or garlic bread.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the onion and bacon in a large bowl on high for 3-4 minutes approx 850W. Remove from microwave, add mince, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg, salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture and flatten into a patty shape.
  3. Place a cube of cheese in the middle of the meat, fold meat to enclose cheese and roll to form a ball.
  4. Refrigerate meatballs for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Place meatballs in a 3 Litre casserole dish. Cook uncovered on medium to High approx 650W for 4-6 minutes. Turn meatballs over and cook for a further 4-6 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile combine the tomatoes, basil, tomato paste, chilli, garlic and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  7. Drain any excess fat from meatballs after cooking and pour the tomato mixture over par cooked and drained meatballs.
  8. Cook uncovered on medium high approx 650W for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve with on their own with crusty bread or over pasta.

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