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All-In-One Pork Meatball Pesto Bake

All-In-One Pork Meatball Pesto Bake

Rating
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(878 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Italian

You'll combine a creamy red pesto sauce with macaroni, spinach and top with juicy pork meatballs and cheese and then let the oven do all the work!

Prep Time

40 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Cheddar-cheese
40g cheddar cheese †
basil 3.18
5g basil
dried basil
1 tsp dried basil
British pork mince 2
250g British pork mince
Baby-spinach
120g baby leaf spinach
macaroni
150g macaroni †
Sundried tomato nut pesto pot
2 sun-dried tomato nut pesto pots (90g) †
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1/2 Knorr chicken stock cube †
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
Creme-fraiche
1 pot of crème fraîche (100g) †
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, tin foil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 5g basil
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 250g British pork mince
  • 120g baby leaf spinach
  • 150g macaroni<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 45g sun-dried tomato nut pesto<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 pot of crème fraîche (100g)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 1081 kJ
259 kcal
4065 kJ
976 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
15 g
6.2 g
56.3 g
23.4 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
19.1 g
1.9 g
71.7 g
7.3 g
Fibre 1.4 g 5.4 g
Protein 11.5 g 43.2 g
Salt 0.93 g 3.49 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
5g basil
basil (100%)
1 tsp dried basil
100% basil
250g British pork mince
pork (100%)
120g baby leaf spinach
spinach
150g macaroni
semolina of durum wheat (gluten), water
45g sun-dried tomato nut pesto
tomato purée, sunflower seed oil, basil (10%), sun-dried tomatoes (4%), Red Peppers (sulphites), cashew nut, Grana Padano PDO cheese (milk, egg), Pecorino Romano PDO cheese (milk), carrots, pine kernels, acidity regulator: lactic acid; extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, antioxidants: rosemary extract. May contain peanut & nuts
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
30g panko breadcrumbs
Wheat flour (gluten), yeast, Salt
1 pot of crème fraîche (100g)
pasteurised milk (56%), cream (milk) (43%), stabiliser potato starch, lactic starter culture
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, gluten, sulphites, egg, nut, celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 2420 - All-In-One Pork Meatball Pesto Bake

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Boil a kettle

Combine the pork mince with the dried basil, panko breadcrumbs and a generous pinch of salt and pepper

Divide the mixture into 10 [20] and shape them into meatballs

2 2420 - All-In-One Pork Meatball Pesto Bake

Combine half [all] the Knorr chicken stock cube with the sun-dried tomato nut pesto pots, crème fraîche and 300ml [600ml] boiled water – this is your pesto sauce

3 2420 - All-In-One Pork Meatball Pesto Bake

Add the macaroni to an oven-proof dish and pour the pesto sauce all over

Top with the baby leaf spinach and pork meatballs

4 2420 - All-In-One Pork Meatball Pesto Bake

Cover the oven-proof dish tightly with tin foil and put the dish in the oven for an initial 20 min

Use this time to clear up, set the table, have a cup of tea or simply chill!

5 2420 - All-In-One Pork Meatball Pesto Bake

Once everything has been in the oven for 20 min, remove the tin foil and the meatballs from the dish

Tip: Use the foil to pop the meatballs onto, to avoid extra washing up!

Give everything a good stir until the spinach has wilted into the sauce

Return the meatballs to the dish and return to the oven for 10-15 min further or until everything is cooked through (no pink meat!)

6 2420 - All-In-One Pork Meatball Pesto Bake

Meanwhile, grate the cheddar cheese

Once everything's cooked through, top with the grated cheese and return the dish to the oven for a further 3-4 min or until the cheese has melted – this is your all-in-one pork meatball pesto bake

7 2420 - All-In-One Pork Meatball Pesto Bake

Chop the basil finely, including the stalks

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Serve the all-in-one pork meatball pesto bake topped with the chopped basil

Season with a grind of black pepper

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