Veal meatballs with lemon pasta


450g pack Waitrose British Veal Mince
Zest of 1 unwaxed lemon, finely grated
1 tbsp vegetable oil
350g La Pasta di Aldo Pappardelle or Waitrose Linguine
Juice of ½ a lemon
4 tbsp half fat crème fraîche
50g bag Waitrose Wild Rocket
Waitrose Watercress, Rocket & Spinach salad


1. Squeeze together the veal mince, the finely grated lemon zest and a little seasoning. Roll into 20 balls, about the size of a walnut, then heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan and fry them for 12–15minutes.

2. Meanwhile, cook the La Pasta di Aldo Pappardelle or Waitrose Linguine in plenty of boiling water for 6 minutes, drain and dress with the lemon juice, crème fraîche and the wild rocket and stir until wilted. Serve with Waitrose Watercress, Rocket & Spinach salad.

Cook’s tip

As an alternative, replace the veal mince with Waitrose Free Range Turkey Breast Mince.

Veal meatballs with lemon pasta
  • Preparation time: 3 minutes to 9 minutes
  • Cooking time: 12 minutes to 21 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes to 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2108.736kJ
Fat 18.4g
Saturated Fat 7.5g
Carbohydrate 49.1g
Sugars 3.6g
Salt 0.7g

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This recipe was first published in Thu Mar 03 13:28:00 GMT 2011.