We eat a lot of pasta dishes in my house because they are very quick to make, tasty and they are usually a good way for me to get some hidden goodness inside my boys tummies, without them even realising!
I was recently asked by Bertolli if I would like to try out one of their delicious pasta dishes using Bertolli with butter . Of course I accepted because pasta is a meal that my family will all demolish happily, which in turn, makes me happy.
I chose to adapt their One Pan Spaghetti & Meatballs , a dish which can all be cooked in one pan saving time and washing up! Brilliant, as I love to save time cooking and I love to reduce my dirty pans too!
This dish is very easy to make. Normally, I cook my meatballs in the oven and make my sauce separately, but this recipe calls for the complete meal to be cooked in one pan.
To begin with, simply add some Bertolli with butter to a non stick pan
and brown off some bought (or homemade if you are that way inclined) meatballs. Then add your onions, carrots and/or celery and garlic on a low heat for 5 minutes to soften, then add your tomatoes, tomato puree and rosemary to make a thick, tasty tomato ragu before adding some water and pasta to complete your dish for the final 10 minutes of cooking.
An all in one pasta dish cooked in 20 minutes which not only looked amazing, but smelt and tasted divine too! It really was full of flavour and tasted like it has been cooked for much longer than it had, as the sauce was so delicious. (I did remove the rosemary after I took the photos!).
And one pan – no need to cook the pasta in a separate one, I have never made meatballs and pasta in one dish before. However, now, thanks to this Bertolli recipe, I will never cook them in the oven again because this method was soooo easy and soooo yummy. My boys ate it all too, which is always a good sign!
Unlike the recipe featured on the Bertolli site, I adapted mine slightly. I aded a carrot instead of celery, and used fusilli pasta instead of spaghetti just because my children prefer it.
For more recipes using Bertolli, please visit their page.
This post was written in collaboration with Bertolli