Baked Pasta with Roasted Squash, Lamb Meatballs

Baked Pasta with Roasted Squash, Lamb Meatballs 

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Recipe by: Goody Kitchen

  • 6 Persons
  • 1:30 Hours
  • Medium Recipe

Serving Size

  • 1

    For the meatballs, add the onion, garlic, lamb mince, olives, egg, breadcrumbs, parsley and spices to a large bowl. Mix with your hands until evenly combined.

  • 2

    Form approximately two tablespoons of the mix into a ball. Repeat with the remaining mince mix - you should end up with around 12 meatballs.

  • 3

    Arrange on a baking tray and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.

  • 4

    Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 200°C. Set a wide casserole pan with the olive oil over a medium heat and add the onion, garlic, squash and rosemary. Fry for 10 minutes.

  • 5

    Add the cinnamon stick and tomato puree to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

  • 6

    Pour in the pasta, sieved tomatoes and hot stock and mix well. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

  • 7

    Set a frying pan with 1 tbsp olive oil over a medium high heat. Cook the meatballs, in batches in necessary, for 2-3 minutes until browned all over.

  • 8

    Boil the kettle. When 30 minutes cooking time is up, remove the pan from the oven and carefully pour 120ml just-boiled water all around the pasta. Add the meatballs to the pan.

  • 9

    Add the meatballs to the pan and cook for 15 minutes more.

  • 10

    Remove from the oven, fold through the spinach and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Scatter with the parmesan and mint and serve.