Irresistible Meatballs For every Occcasion

Prep Time

30 mins

Cook Time

20 mins


6 people

Mac and cheese meatballs

Welcome to Home Cooking Haven, where we celebrate the art of creating  Meatballs For every Occasion. Whether you're looking to elevate your pasta dish or craving a standalone appetizer, our meatballs are sure to satisfy your tastebuds.

Bursting with flavor and made with love, these tender morsels are a harmonious blend of juicy meat, aromatic herbs, and a touch of ingredients that will leave you craving for more.

Join us as we explore the world of Meatballs for every Occasion that can be served Italian style on a bed of pasta, or on a bed of delicious Basmati rice, or perfectly mashed potatoes and as a stand-alone plate with other snacks for a cocktail evening.

Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will take your taste buds on a journey they won't soon forget.


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  • 50g fresh white bread crumb.
  • 1 onion chopped.
  • 1tsp Robertsons mixed dry herbs.
  • 26g flour.
  • 125ml milk.
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 egg beaten.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 30 grams margarine.
  • 1 egg beaten.
  • 15ml oil.
  • 300ml water. 
  • 1 box macaroni.
  • 1 box Knorr Macaroni and cheese.


  • Combine breadcrumbs, mince, egg, dried herbs, and seasoning.
  • Roll into 20 balls, coating in flour.
  • Refrigerate for 10 min before frying in batches in oil. Place the milk, boiling water and margarine in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  • Add the contents of the  macaroni sachet.
  • Simmer for 10 mins, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat, cover and stand for 2 mins.
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Picture these perfectly cooked meatballs on a bed of al dente macaroni, smothered in a velvety cheese sauce!!

Now.........don't go away we have added on a delicious Italian Orzo salad, to finish your meal with a culinary Bang!

Italian Orzo Salad 


Welcome to the realm of Italian culinary bliss with our delectable recipe for Italian Orzo Salad.

This vibrant creation is a celebration of flavors, textures and colors that will transport you straight to the sun-kissed streets of Italy.


  • 125ml  ( ½c) olive oil.
  • grated zest of Lemon.
  • juice of 2 lemons.
  • 125ml (½c) sundried tomatoes in vinaigrette.
  • 1 garlic clove.
  • salt and freshly ground pepper.


  • 500g Orzo (pasta rice) cooked al dente and drained.
  • 200g green olives, roughly chopped.
  • 250g cherry tomatoes halved.
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds toasted.
  • 20g fresh basil.
  • salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • extra oil if needed.
  • 2 rounds of feta cheese.

Optional Extra

  • hard boiled eggs, cubed.
  • and 1 can (400g) Chickpeas.

Method       Vinaigrette

  • Put all the ingredients in the bowl of your food processor and pulse until smooth and well combined


  • Put the cooked pasta rice in a non-metal dish. Pour the vinaigrette over and mix well.
  • Add the olives, cherry tomatoes, sunflower seed and half the basil and mix through.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  •  Pour more olive oil over if the salad is too dry.
  • Cover and leave in the fridge for an hour or overnight... the longer you leave it the tastier it gets.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the basil over and serve.
  • Add the cubed feta and can of drained chickpeas and enjoy!

This ultimate comfort meal is perfect for cozy nights in. family datherings, or anytime you are craving a heartwarming satisfying dish.

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