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One-pan Spaghetti & Meatballs

Forget stacks of washing up. Of all our pasta recipes, this meatball dish is the one with the littlest to clean up. The pasta’s even added to the pan while cooking the sauce, to cut down on kitchen clutter. After browning the meatballs, add your cooked spaghetti, and tomato, garlic and rosemary sauce, making it deeply flavoured and rich. Just add salad to serve.
  • Cooking time20 minutes
  • Prep time5 minutes
  • 4 portions
recipe image One-pan Spaghetti & Meatballs


  • 1 tbsp Bertolli buttery spread
  • 12 fresh beef meatballs
  • 1 onion peeled and diced
  • 2 celery sticks trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 400 grams tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 200 grams dried spaghetti
  • fresh Parmesan
  • dressed green salad
Energy (kcal)465 kcal
Energy (kJ)1946 kJ
Protein (g)20.3 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)46.2 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)42.0 g
Sugar (g)5.6 g
Fibre (g)4.2 g
Fat (g)22.0 g
Saturated fat (g)7.7 g
Unsaturated fat (g)9.0 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)7.3 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)1.8 g
Trans fat (g)1.1 g
Cholesterol (mg)56 mg
Sodium (mg)221 mg
Salt (g)0.55 g
Vitamin A (IU)362 IU
Vitamin C (mg)13.4 mg
Calcium (mg)103 mg
Iron (mg)4.54 mg
Potassium (mg)734 mg


  1. Warm the Bertolli with Butter in a large pan over a high heat. Add the meatballs and cook for 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until well browned all over.
  2. Add the onion, celery and garlic, reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.
  3. Stir in the rosemary, tomatoes & puree, then bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for 5 minutes, until thickened slightly.
  4. Pour over 750ml of boiling water and bring to the boil. Break the spaghetti in half and add it to the pan. Stir well then leave to simmer for 10 minutes, or until tender.
  5. Remove the rosemary and season to taste. Serve with plenty of grated parmesan and a dressed green salad.