Italian Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes

For this recipe I have tried to create the most ‘Italian’ sauce I could, to accompany my homemade Meatballs. The Italians just have a way with cooking. For one: amazing pasta dishes are accompanied by the most mouthwatering sauces that are so full of flavour – you can barely imagine it. I love Italian food!

Italian Meatballs and Mash

Meatballs for Dinner

When it’s time for dinner, I knew this comforting meatball dish will be well received by the caveman. Mincemeat is one of those ingredients I always have in the freezer.  We buy grass-fed beef, with no antibiotics and growth hormones – which is nutrient dense and tastes amazing. Add loads of fresh herbs to your meatball mix for extra flavour!

Italian Meatballs and Mash

The Perfect Combo

I chose to serve my Italian Meatballs with fluffy and creamy potato mash; since I had no pasta in the pantry. You can obviously do the right thing and make pasta from scratch, but mash just seem to soak up so much more of that divine sauce I had in mind! The perfect combination! Seriously, who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?

The Italians know how

I love the amazing flavor of the homemade Tomato & Chili sauce that goes with it. This dish just reminds me of a little Italian bistro, tucked away in a serene setting, with an amazing red wine and great company. Check out this awesome post about mash potatoes, and get yours right the first time around!

Italian Meatballs and Mash

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Italian Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes
A recipe for delicious baked beef mince meatballs with a tomato and chili sauce served on mashed potatoes.
Italian Meatballs and Mash
Votes: 8
Rating: 2.88
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 60 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Meatballs
Tomato and Chili Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 60 min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Meatballs
Tomato and Chili Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Italian Meatballs and Mash
Votes: 8
Rating: 2.88
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Place the mince in a mixing bowl and add the all the ingredients needed. Mix through well with your hands.
  2. Use a little oil to rub on your hands, and roll your meatball in a ball, to fit in your palm.
  3. In an oven-safe saucepan or casserole dish, heat the olive oil and brown the meatballs for a few minutes on each side. Remove the meatballs from the pan.
  4. Add the onion, garlic and chili and saute for a few minutes.
  5. Add the stock and tomato puree.
  6. Replace the meatballs in the pot and arrange it in the sauce. Add thyme and finish off in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.
  7. For the mash, peel and chop the potatoes and boil in salted water until soft.
  8. Add the butter, parmesan and milk and mash until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper.
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