This is one of my favourites for two reasons. It is cheap as chips and incredibly quick and easy to make, whilst still being very tasty! This serves 2 in our house, but we do love our grub! Depending on how big your appetite is, this could easily stretch to 3.
Ingredients: Serves 2
- 500g minced turkey
- 1 tub of soft cheese spread (Philadelphia etc.)
- 1 onion
- 100g mushrooms
- 1 chicken stock pot
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dill
- 180g tagliatelle
- Place mince in a bowl and season with salt, pepper and a tsp of garlic powder.
- Using your fist, need the minced turkey, until it is a pate but not too stodgy
- Roll them into meatballs – I got 12 from a 500g pack of turkey mince
- Fry until sealed – I use fry Light – then leave to one side
- Finely chop the onion
- Chop the mushrooms
- Put a couple of squirts of Fry Light in to the pan and lightly fry the onions and mushrooms until they have softened without the onions going brown
- Add the chicken stock pot with approx. 75ml water
- Add the soft spread cheese. (I used Aldi’s own)
- Mix together and add the meatballs
- Simmer on a low/medium heat for 20 mins
- Add tagliatelle to a pan of boiling water and cook for 12-15 mins
Turkey meatballs DONE!
If you are trying to watch the calories then swap the cheese spread for a low fat one. I prefer the full fat version but it is easily altered to your preferred taste. I got all my ingredients from Aldi to keep the cost down as much as possible.
I will do full costings at the end of the week, but, a recipe like this can easily be done for under £4. I must stress that I do have a larder stocked with herbs and spices etc. that will not be factored in to any costings.
Let me know if you have any variations of this recipe, I’d love to hear from you.