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What's Cooking? One-Pan Pasta

27 October 2022

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Save on washing up with this easy and quick one-pan spaghetti dish with meatballs and a tomato sauce. It’s both healthy and low in calories.


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 12 meatballs (300g)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large bunch of basil, finely chopped, plus a few whole leaves
  • 225g dried spaghetti


  • STEP 1 – Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add in the meatballs and cook for 5 mins, turning until browned all over. Add the onion and garlic, and fry for 8 more mins until softened.
  • STEP 2 – Add the ketchup, chopped tomatoes, chopped basil and 400ml water to the pan and bring to the boil. Add the spaghetti and cook for 10-12 mins, stirring occasionally.
  • STEP 3 – When the pasta is cooked and the sauce has reduced, season and sprinkle with the basil leaves to serve.

If you’re looking for more recipes for under £1, Good to Know is a great website that has plenty of healthy recipes to feed the whole family for less. Find out more: 

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