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Creamy Tomato and meatball linguine



I stayed over my younger sister's this weekend and I already know what the request will be...pasta. I have to admit I love pasta just for its versatility and convenience (in terms of time and cooking). Another great reason I love cooking at my sisters is that she has amazing plates and bowls which photograph beautifully.

Linguine is one of my favourite pastas just for the fact it is thin and flat. I kept it really simple this weekend by just having meatballs, mushrooms and creamy tomato sauce. The meatiness of the mushrooms goes really well with the meatballs.

In terms of the sauce, I used chopped tomatoes and double cream. Then I added garlic paste, oregano, basil and parsley. The cream neutralises the acidity of the tomato, which is great for me and the kids. Finally I garnished with parsley.


Prep: 20 mins
Cooking time: 1 hour
Serves: 4

-1 Pack of Linguine

-1 pack of Meatballs

-1 Tinned tomatoes

-1 Pack of Mushrooms

-1 Tsp Garlic Paste

-1 Tbsp Butter

-1 Tsp Basil

-1 Tsp Oregano


  1. Boil a pot of water

  2. Put the spaghetti in when the water is simmering.

  3. Fry the mushrooms until sautéed in butter and garlic.

  4. Fry the meatballs until sautéed.

  5. Drain the spaghetti and add then add butter to the pasta.

  6. Add chopped tomatoes.

  7. Add a sprinkle of basil, parsley and oregano.

  8. Stir occasionally until ready to serve.

  9. Garnish with parsley .



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