Comfort food … is my kind of food 😃

‘Italian Meatballs with Zoodles’ … an oldie but a goodie. Quick and easy home-cooking with amaze-balls results. 


Italian Meatballs with Zoodles

Italian Meatballs with Zoodles

Simple flavours, with spectaculr results.
I also love to add a few chilli flakes for a little extra zing.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 300 g Pork mince
  • 300 g Beef mince
  • 1 large Onion, diced
  • 6 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs Olive oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 400 g Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup Passata
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 handfuls Spinach
  • 1 handful Fresh Basil, shredded
  • 10 Kalamata Olives, halved
  • 120 g Buffalo Mozzarella, torn into chunks
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a large fry pan, sauté ½ onion and ½ garlic until translucent, cool. 
  • In a mixing bowl place mince, sautéed onion and garlic, egg and salt and pepper. Mix well. 
  • Roll into bite size balls
  • Heat fry pan and sauté the meatballs until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside. 
  • Using the same fry pan add remaining olive oil, onion and garlic sauté until translucent
  • Lower heat, add tomatoes, passata and chicken broth simmer gently approx. 15 minutes until reduced.
  • Add olives, spinach, basil and meatballs, stir gently. Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Place torn pieces of mozzarella on top and allow to melt a little. 
  • Serve on ‘Zoodles’ (spiralised zucchini) and top with a good scattering of shaved parmesan.