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!
Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake
|Typical Values||per 100g||per serving|
of which saturates
of which sugars
|Fibre||1.4 g||5.4 g|
|Protein||11.5 g||43.3 g|
|Salt||0.93 g||3.51 g|
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.
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  and shape them into meatballs
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
Add the macaroni to an oven-proof dish and pour the pesto sauce all over
Top with the baby leaf spinach and pork meatballs
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!
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!)
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
Chop the basil finely, including the stalks
Serve the all-in-one pork meatball pesto bake topped with the chopped basil
Season with a grind of black pepper