Pasta meatballs for a lazy Sunday

We went a bit on the Asian with the previous dish, with this one we are going on the Italian side. Pasta and meatballs.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Cook Time 20 min
  • Score 8.5/10

We went a bit on the Asian with the previous dish, with this one we are going on the Italian side. Pasta and meatballs.

It’s so simple. Just 3 steps and you are done!

Here’s my recipe:


  • 400 grams penne pasta
  • 500 grams beef minced meat
  • Salt, pepper
  • Basil
  • Parmesan
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato sauce with herbs

Kitchen tools

  • Wok
  • Pot
  • Kettle

How I did it

Step 1

First off
Put some water in the kettle and let it boil. While that is happening, season the minced meat with salt, pepper, basil. Then start putting together the meatballs in a “ball” form of course. I always recommend having a bowl of water next to you to clean your hands slightly after doing up to 5 meatballs. Also recommend using some bread drained in water so that when you put the meatballs together they hold and decompose while you are cooking them. meatballs in the wok cookt to smile

Step 2

Once you assembled your meatballs, turn the heat on and put oil into the wok. Then drop the meatballs and let them cook. Leave them on each side for about 5 minutes. Drop the penne in the pot and put the boiling water over the pasta to boil. Let the meatballs cook and the pasta boil. I sometimes add a drop of oil (sunflower) so that the pasta won’t stick and some salt and pepper while it’s boiling for extra flavour. cooking meatballs in the wok cook to smile
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Step 3

Check the meatballs and turn them on the other side to cook evenly. Since it’s beef it does not need to be well done. You can cook it to medium rare. Now take the meatballs out on a separate plate and in the wok drop the boiled pasta. Start mixing the pasta and add the tomato with herbs sauce. Mix and add the meatballs back in just for 3 minutes. Mix, taste, adjust seasoning if needed. turn the meatballs on the other side cook to smile
penne pasta with meatballs cook to smile
Ah, I added some green olives, just for an extra punch! Here's your plate, dig in! penne pasta with meatballs and parmesan cook to smile
pasta and meatballs for a lazy sunday cook to smile


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