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Spaghetti and Cheats Meatballs

This simple Spaghetti and Cheats Meatballs is a favourite in our house, especially as I can cook it and have it on the table within 30 minutes - perfect for when you have three ‘hangry’ kids in the house!  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: Dinner, Freezer Friendly
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 sausages
  • 2 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 1 brown onion - grated or finely chopped
  • 1 zucchini - grated or finely chopped
  • 525 gram jar of Heinz Pasta Sauce - Tomato and Basil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 200 grams spaghetti - dry


  • Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.
  • In the meantime, add the olive oil to the frying pan and heat over a medium heat. Cut the ends of the sausages and squeeze out the meat (directly into the frying pan) to form little meatballs.
  • Add the grated onion and crushed garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until the onion begins to turn translucent.Add the grated zucchini and cook for a further 3 minutes - tossing the sausage 'meatballs' regularly to ensure they are brown on each side.
  • Reduce the heat slightly and add the Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce and a pinch of pepper before cooking for a further 3 - 4 minutes or until the sausage meatballs are cooked through.
  • Use a pair of tongs to carefully transfer the cooked pasta directly into the frying pan and gently toss it through the sauce mixture to coat.
  • Divide between serving bowls and serve with parmesan cheese.


This recipe is freezer friendly.
You can also bulk this recipe up to feed more people by adding a couple of extra sausages and cooking an extra 100g of pasta.