Home Recipe ContentBaby Meatballs with Broccolini + Pasta

Baby Meatballs with Broccolini + Pasta

Published : May 16, 2015

For a solo or family meal you can't beat this quick and easy recipe.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Serves: 4


600g lean beef or lamb mince
1 small onion, grated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup dried breadcrumbs
3 tsp lemon zest, grated
1 tbsp olive oil
20 cherry tomatoes
400g dried pasta
2 bunches broccolini, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
Ground pepper to taste


  • Combine mince, onion, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs and lemon zest in a large bowl.  Season with black pepper.
  • Using your hands, form into 2cm balls.
  • Heat a non-stick frypan and add the oil.  Cook meatballs until golden and cooked through.
  • Cook the pasta, adding the broccolini in the last few minutes of cooking.
  • Drain and return the saucepan with the olive oil, lemon juice, cherry tomatoes and meatballs.  Stir and season to taste. Serve.

Tip:  You can use any green vegetable if you can’t find broccolini.

Image and Recipe source: Heart Foundation

Other Related Content on Flourish you might like...

Flourish Latest 10 Recipes

Flourish Recipe Categories...

Advertise on Flourish

Featured Advertiser: Jane Cresswell - Real Estate Sales Consultant

Jane Cresswell - Real Estate Sales Consultant

Here to help with your real estate journey.

Selling in the western suburbs of Perth.

Contact Jane on 0438 850 398 to experience her exceptional service, professional guidance and outstanding results.


Visit their Website →