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One Pot Pasta with Mediterranean Meatballs

By: Bella Bucchiotti
There is so much to love about this easy one pot pasta with Mediterranean meat balls. This Mediterranean spaghetti and meat balls is a quick dinner that is always well-loved. You will also enjoy this one pot Mediterranean pasta as leftovers….if there is any left!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 Cup ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1/2 Cup olives, Castelvetrano
  • 1/2 Cup parsley, fresh and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Parmesan
  • 200 g spaghetti
  • 3 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tsp. oregano, dried


  • Place the beef, one half of a chopped onion, 2 crushed garlic cloves, an egg, and a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper into a large bowl. Mix everything together. Then, form the mixture into meatballs.
  • Pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil onto a skillet and heat it. Then, place the meatballs in one layer and cook one side for 3 minutes. Flip them and cook for 3 more minutes.
  • Add the second half of the chopped onion and a crushed garlic clove. Cook for about 2-4 minutes. Then, add tomato puree,oregano, sugar, cherry tomatoes, and ½ cup of water. Stir it all well and bring it to the boil. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the water, bring it to the boil and add spaghetti. Add salt to taste.
  • Cook spaghetti under the lid for about 10 to 14 minutes (see the instructions on the package).
  • When spaghetti is ready, add the olives,chopped parsley and parmesan. Serve immediately.


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3mg
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