Make this comforting meatball and garlic bread traybake for a dinner the whole family will enjoy. You could buy a pack of meatballs if you’re short on time.
Combine the mince, oregano, fennel seeds and some seasoning in a bowl. Take walnut-sized pieces of the mixture and roll into balls. Heat half the oil in a large, shallow ovenproof pan and cook the meatballs until browned all over – don’t worry if they’re not cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
Heat the remaining oil in the pan and add the onion. Cook until softened, about 10-12 mins, stirring regularly. Stir in the garlic for another minute, then the tomato purée, chopped tomatoes and sugar.
Simmer for 10-15 mins, then season to taste. Place the meatballs on top of the sauce, then add the mozzarella, garlic bread and the cheddar on top. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden and crisp.
Credit: Cassie Best
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 50 Minutes
350g turkey thigh mince
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp fennel seeds
1½ tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp tomato purée
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
2 tsp sugar
150g ball mozzarella, torn into pieces
4 garlic breadsticks or garlic bread slices, torn or chopped into chunks
25g cheddar, grated
green salad or spaghetti, to serve