Cheesy Meatballs baked in Tomato Sauce

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Cheesy Meatballs baked in Tomato Sauce

Cheesy Meatballs baked in Tomato Sauce

Delicious dinner recipe for Baked Cheesy Meatballs served with spaghetti.


  • For the sauce:
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin tomato puree
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1tbsn dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • For the Meatballs:
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped and sauteed
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2tsp ground cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan / Pecorino
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 500g cooked spaghetti


Pre-heat the oven to 180C.

Combine all the sauce ingredients and pour into a deep roasting dish/casserole dish.

For the meatballs, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Form medium sized meatballs and place into the roasting dish.

Place the dish in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Sprinkle over the cheddar cheese and bake for another 10 minutes until the meatballs are firm but still juicy and the cheese is melted and golden.

Serve the meatballs on top of the spaghetti and spoon over some of the tomato sauce. Add another sprinkling of cheese if desired.

Recipe from Simply Delicious food blog.