Turkey meatballs with tagliatelle, chilli & tomato

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4 - 6


300g essential Waitrose Turkey Breast Mince
1 essential Waitrose Free Range Egg
2 cloves garlic, crushed
½ essential Waitrose Onion, very finely chopped or grated
Pinch ground nutmeg
75g breadcrumbs
1 tbsp essential Waitrose Butter
2 x 350g tubs essential Waitrose Tomato And Chilli Sauce
500g pack essential Waitrose Wholewheat Tagliatelle
125g essential Waitrose Cherry Tomatoes, halved


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey with the egg, garlic, onion, nutmeg and breadcrumbs with your hands until well combined. Season and roll into 24 meatballs.

2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over a low heat and cook the meatballs for 5 minutes, or until golden on one side. Turn them over then add the sauce and cover with a lid. Cook for a further 5 minutes until cooked through (with no pink meat).

3. Meanwhile, cook the tagliatelle according to pack instructions. Add the cherry tomatoes to the sauce then spoon this over the hot, drained pasta. Delicious with dressed essential Waitrose Mixed Salad.

Cook's TipUse the turkey mixture to make burgers instead and serve in essential Waitrose Sesame Seed Burger Buns with lots of salad