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Macaroni and Meatballs Made Easy

Updated on November 18, 2015

Mac and Meatballs

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Lycopene is a natural substance in tomatoes that has been found to help reduce the risks of heart attack and certain cancers. However, it only becomes available for our bodies to absorb in the form of heat-processed tomato products such as tomato sauce.

Tomato sauce has five times more lycopene than the equivalent amount of fresh tomatoes. And because it is fat-soluble, lycopene is best absorbed by our bodies when consumed with a little oil.

Scientists believe that lycopene prevents the formation of “bad” cholesterol in the blood, which van lead to heart attack. When taken regularly, lycopene is built up and acts as an antioxidant which can block cellular changes that may form cancer cells.

A good start of having lycopene in your family’s diet is to have 5 to 7 servings a week of tomato-sauce-based dishes.

Children would love this macaroni and meatballs dish.

Macaroni and Meatballs
Macaroni and Meatballs


  • 100 gms. Elbow macaroni, cooked per package directions
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into cubes
  • 1 can spaghetti sauce
  • 1 stalk spring onion, chopped
  • For Meatballs:
  • 150 gms. pork, ground
  • 1 large potato, coarsely grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 stalk spring onion, chopped

Cooking Directions

  1. Prepare meatballs by combining ground pork, potatoes, egg, and chopped green onions.
  2. Season with salt and pepper. Mix thouroughly.
  3. Form every heaping teaspoon into balls. Set aside.
  4. Saute garlic and onion. Add 3 cups of water, salt, and pepper. Allow to boil.
  5. Add meatballs, macaroni, and spaghetti sauce. Cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Add carrots and cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped green onions, and serve.


Makes 6 servings.

Potato serves as meat extender.


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      Virgo908 5 years ago


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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      An interesting recipe. You should write more often.