Mini Meatball & Mozzarella Stuffed Tomatoes

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Preparing meals that the whole family will love can be a challenge. My 3-year-old will eat almost anything, however, my 6-year-old would quite happily live on a diet of nuggets given half a chance. With a hard-working husband in need of something more substantial when he comes home after a long day, I am always on the look out for tasty, nutritious meals that we can all enjoy.

Richmond meatballs recipe

Mini Meatball & Mozzarella Stuffed Tomatoes


Preparation time: 3 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

You will need:

  • Richmond Mini Meatballs
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Mozzarella pearls
  • Basil leaves
  • Spaghetti pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to season
  • Fresh parmesan

How To:

  • Pre-heat your over to 180°
  • Slice the top off your tomatoes, and using a teaspoon, scoop out the watery, seeded core

Hollowed tomatoes

  • Place one or two mozzarella pearls in the bottom of each tomato case, along with a small basil leaf
  • Place on an oven tray and bake at 180° for 8-10 minutes – or until cheese has melted and tomatoes softened.

Stuffed tomatoes

  • At the same time, place your meatballs on a baking tray and cook for 8-10 minutes also.  

Richmond meatballs

  • Whilst your tomatoes and meatballs are in the oven, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.
  • Once cooked, drain the spaghetti, add a splash of olive oil and season lightly with freshly ground salt and pepper. Gently stir to mix through. 

To Serve:

  • Place 2 or 3 meatballs into each baked tomato and serve on a bed of spaghetti
  • Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese and garnish with a leaf of fresh basil.
  • Enjoy!


Richmond meatballs dish

The verdict? 4 empty plates!

No complaints, no fussy-picking and no requests for ketchup. They loved it!

It was a pleasure to serve a tasty, nutritious dinner that everyone enjoyed. Quick, hassle-free and I loved that it looked fun for the children, yet still maintained the look of a grown-up meal, too.


#hungry2happyThis post is an entry for BritMums’ Hungry to Happy Challenge sponsored by Richmond Mini Meatballs.

Disclaimer: I received a coupon for the purchase of Richmond Mini Meatballs. All ideas and recipe are 100% my own.




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    • Natalie says

      Billie, it’s delicious. Try it!
      If you don’t like tomato, maybe switch it for a nice sweet pepper. That would work well too!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

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