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Veggie balls in tomato sauce with bucatini

Veggie balls in tomato sauce with bucatini

Spaghetti and meatballs make the perfect comfort food, and this meat-free version is no exception. A tasty and satisfying dish that the whole family will love.

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Vegetarian
  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook20 mins
  • Total time25 mins

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp garlic-infused olive oil
  • 240g pack vegan Italian inspired veggie balls
  • 1 echalion shallot, chopped
  • 800g cherry vine tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp Cooks' Ingredients Sundried Tomato Paste
  • 50g essential Pitted Black Olives, sliced
  • 25g basil, chopped
  • 150g Waitrose 1 Bucatini
  • 1 Vegan original block, grated to serve

Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil and fry the veggie balls for 10-12 minutes until browned all over, remove and keep warm. Add the remaining oil to the pan and fry the shallot and tomatoes for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally until the tomatoes become soft. Stir in the tomato paste, olives and basil, and return the veggie balls to the pan. Season well.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the bucatini according to pack instructions. Using tongs, add the cooked bucatini and 1-2 tbsp of the bucatini cooking water to the tomato sauce pan, mix well.

  3. Serve sprinkled with the grated vegan block, and a dressed green salad, if desired.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

3,608kJ/ 861kcals

Fat

36g

Saturated Fat

7.1g

Carbohydrates

95g

Sugars

19g

Fibre

17g

Protein

27g

Salt

2.1g

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