Meatballs are a great meal to make ahead of time, for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
CHEESY MEATBALLS WITH THYME POTATO MASH & CHERRY TOMATO SPINACH SALAD
Thyme potato mash 600g potatoes, peeled and diced 2cm 1 tablespoon butter 3-4 tablespoons milk 2-3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
Cheesy meatballs 450g beef mince 1⁄2 cup dried wholemeal breadcrumbs 1 carrot, grated 1 courgette, grated 1 egg 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon tomato sauce 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup grated colby cheese
Cherry tomato spinach salad 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1⁄2 teaspoon runny honey 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 punnet cherry tomatoes 1 apple 2–3 handfuls baby spinach leaves
Preheat oven to 220C. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Cook potatoes in pot of boiling water for 12–15 minutes until soft. Drain, return to pot with butter, milk and thyme and mash until smooth. Place all cheesy meatball ingredients (except cheese) in a large bowl, season with pepper and mix well to combine. Use a heaped tablespoon measure and damp hands to roll into To serve Divide thyme potato mash and cherry tomato spinach salad between plates and serve cheesy meatballs on the side. Each week Nadia gives you another easy recipe for your family and you’ll find all the ingredients in My Food Bag. myfoodbag.co.nz
Adding chopped, fresh thyme leaves to mashed potato really adds the x-factor.