Spaghetti & Meatballs

Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

By: Naomi Sherman

Spaghetti and meatballs is comfort food personified, but what student has the time, money and fridge space to buy
a million ingredients to craft the perfect gourmet meatballs? I’m not a student, but this is still my favourite way to make fast and fabulous meatballs using a supermarket hack and minimal equipment. Show me a student who will say no to more time and money.



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  • 500g gourmet beef or pork sausages
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g spaghetti
  • Jar good-quality pasta sauce
  • Parmesan, to serve


  • Remove the sausages from their packaging and use a sharp knife to gently slice open the casing along one long side. Peel the casing off and dispose.
  • Cut the sausage filling into 4 or 5 sections, depending on the size of the sausage and your personal preference for meatball size.
  • Roll each section with dampened hands into a meatball and sit on a plate.
  • Continue until all the sausages have been turned into meatballs.
  • Cook in 1 of 3 ways, depending on your kitchen facilities and equipment: 1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan and toss the meatballs into the pan. Cook, shaking the pan to roll them around, until they are browned and cooked through (approx. 10-15 mins). 2. Heat your air fryer to 180°C and cook the meatballs for approx. 10 mins, giving them a good shake at the halfway point. 3. Preheat your oven to 180°C and lay the meatballs out on a large tray. Bake for 20-30 mins, depending on size.
  • Cook your spaghetti according to package instructions and heat your pasta sauce in a saucepan or microwave.
  • Drain the spaghetti and add the pasta sauce, toss to combine before adding the meatballs.
  • Serve with a generous sprinkle of grated parmesan.


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Naomi Sherman

Naomi Sherman

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