Baked yello® Apple and Pork Meatballs with Pasta

  • Servings


  • Prepration Time

    15 mins

  • Cook Time

    35 mins


  • 500g pork mince
  • 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed 
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 Tbsp thyme leaves, chopped 
  • 1 large yello® apple, peeled, grated 
  • 1 free-range egg, lightly whisked 
  • 11/2 Tbsp plain flour 
  • Sea-salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to season
  • 2 x 400g jars tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 cup small pasta shells
  • Basil and flat-leaf parsley leaves, to serve


  • Preheat oven to 200°C fan-forced (220°C conventional). In a large glass bowl, combine mince, onion, garlic, chilli, thyme, apple, egg and flour. Season. Shape into 12 large meatballs. 
  • In a large deep ovenproof frying pan, combine pasta sauce, 3/4 cup of water and pasta. Add meatballs and stir to coat. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes, until pasta is tender. Preheat grill to high and sit pan under it for 5 minutes until meatballs are golden. Garnish with basil and parsley to serve.

Recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine– June 2022 Edition.


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