Today is another Meat-free Monday, and so I am featuring a delicious meat-free dish - Vegetarian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti. This is a great dish for vegetarians, and also a great dish for those who would typically eat meat. It is also a delicious hearty, filling meal.
Although I know meat-substitutes are not always a desired food for all vegetarians, I like using them in my cooking, especially if we have my kid's friends round who typically expect a meat dish.
Vegetarian balls are a great alternative to the meat version. For ease, you could just add a jar of tomato based sauce, but I prefer to make my own, so I know what is going into it, and to try and get some veggies into my family at the same time.
You can vary the vegetables you use. This week, I didn't buy peppers at the supermarket, as I wasn't happy with their quality, but you could also use peppers in the dish, or some sweetcorn, or whatever you like!
The printable recipe is below.
Enjoy this delicious meat-free Monday dish!
Vegetarian Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti
300g pack of Vegetarian Meatballs
2 Onions, chopped
1 Courgette, chopped
1 tsp Garlic (crushed or lazy)
1 tin of Tomatoes
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 tsp Oregano
Handful of Basil leaves.
Olive Oil for cooking
Cheddar Cheese for serving