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Turkey meatballs with tagliatelle, chilli & tomato

Turkey meatballs with tagliatelle, chilli & tomato

You could always replace the turkey mince in this recipe for Essential pork, beef or lamb mince instead. You could also make the meatballs in advance - wrap well then freeze, raw or cooked, to save time another day.

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HealthyHigh protein1 of your 5 a day
  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook10 mins
  • Total time25 mins

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  • 300g Essential British Turkey Breast Mince
  • 1 Essential Free Range White Egg
  • 2 clove/s garlic, crushed
  • ½ Essential Onion, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 75g breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Essential Butter
  • 2 x 350g tubs Essential Tomato & Chilli Sauce
  • 500g pack fresh Essential Tagliatelle
  • 125g Essential Cherry Tomatoes, halved


  1. In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to thoroughly combine the turkey with the egg, garlic, onion, nutmeg and breadcrumbs. Season, then 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, add the sauce and cover with a lid. Cook for a further 5 minutes, until cooked through, the juices run clear and there is no pink meat.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the tagliatelle according to pack instructions. Add the cherry tomatoes to the sauce, then toss with the hot, drained pasta, adding a little pasta cooking water to loosen if needed. Delicious with dressed salad leaves.

Cook’s tip

You could use the turkey mixture to make burgers instead and serve in rolls or baps with lots of fresh salad. 


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,933kJ/ 696kcals



Saturated Fat












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