Speedy Tomatoey Italian Meatballs – 6sp

Meatballs are one of my favourite go to quick and easy dinners as they take hardly any preparation and can be ready in under 15 minutes. These meatballs in particular are delicious with my other favourite at the moment, 0sp Butternut Squash Noodles, or Boodles as Sainsbury’s like to call them. They made for a lovely filling dish but allow you to keep the smart points for the whole meal nice and low.

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Goat’s Cheese and Pesto Bruschetta – 7sp

This was the lovely starter that I made on my meat free Good Friday three course meal challenge. It’s something that I’ve had a few times in Italian restaurants and it’s always really satisfying. Making a light version seemed like a great way to start off my meat free 3 course meal however if you did fancy a bit of meat, pop a slice of prosciutto on top of the pesto.

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Melting Mozzarella Meatballs – 12sp

I love a good meatball dish and so when I started brainstorming ways to make them even more exciting, I knew I would have to give this one a go. Cheesy and gooey in the middle, baked to perfection in a lovely tomato sauce, these really are the ultimate Italian meatballs.

If you don’t want to fiddle on making to meatball yourself you could use shop bought meatballs and use all the mozzarella on top to bake it. If you do have the time I would highly recommend giving these ago. I made up enough meatballs for four people (20 meatballs) and left half (10) uncooked in the fridge for tea the next day.

If you prefer the sauce wet and saucy, use passata, if you like it a bit more dry, use the chopped tomatoes.

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