Napolitana Beef Meatballs

  • Serves 4
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 15mins
Napolitana Beef Meatballs


  • Serves 4
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  1. Place rissoles and basil in a large bowl and stir until combined. Using damp hands roll into 20 meatballs.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs for 6-8 minutes, turning regularly, or until browned and cooked through. Rest on a plate loosely covered with foil for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook penne according to packet directions. Drain well.
  4. In same frying pan over medium heat, add pasta sauce. Bring to a simmer, add tomatoes and broccoli and ¼ cup (60ml) water and cook for 2-3 minutes. Return meatballs and any juices to the pan with baby spinach and cook for a further minute. Add penne, season and toss well to coat.
  5. Serve meatball penne sprinkled with parmesan and extra basil leaves


  1. You can make a double batch of meatballs and freeze the remainder in a single layer in a large snap-lock bag.
  2. Use your choice of pasta and pasta sauce in this recipe.
  3. Swap broccoli for zucchini; baby spinach for baby rocket or chopped kale; addbsome chilli flakes or fresh chilli for a spicy kick.