• Cath

Paleo meatballs with courgette spaghetti

Updated: Feb 10, 2019

Who needs pasta? Here is a great way to get more veg in the shape of spaghetti with the help of our favourite kitchen gadget - a spiralizer. Here is my take on a classic meatballs and spaghetti that is paleo, made with spiralized courgette. Serves 2

Ingredients for the meatballs

  • 250g organic free range pork mince

  • 1/3 onion

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 6 sage leaves

  • 4 dried apricots

  • salt - pinch

  • pepper -pinch

Ingredients for the sauce

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

  • 2/3 of an onion

  • 6 sage leaves

  • 3 apricots

  • 1 red chilli

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika

  • 1 box or tin of organic tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar

  • Salt and pepper to season

Ingredients for the courgette spaghetti

  • 1 large courgette

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 1/4 cup  crushed walnuts


  1. Combine all the ingredients for your meatballs into a bowl, and using your hands mix and mash the ingredients together, and then roll into balls.

  2. Heat your coconut oil in a frying pan, and pan fry your meatballs until browned.

  3. Add your onions into the pan, and sauté for a few more minutes.

  4. Add the garlic, cumin, chilli, sage leaves, chopped apricots, and smoked paprika, and pan fry and stir it in for a minute.

  5. Add the tinned tomatoes, and one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

  6. Cook for about 20mins. If necessary top up with a bit of water to keep the sauce from drying out.

  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  8. Serve with courgette spaghetti. Use a vegetable spiralizer (see below for link to the one I use) to make the spaghetti

  9. Marinade in the juice of half a lemon, and sprinkle chopped walnuts onto the spaghetti to give it some crunch!

  10. Serve the warm meatballs with the raw courgette spaghetti

Meatballs and cheese go well. For a cheesy finish you could add a bit of lactose free cheese, or if you are dairy free try sprinkling a few nutritional yeast flakes over it instead. They give a lovely cheese taste to a dish.

This is the spiralizer I use (I find it amazingly therapeutic) to make the spaghetti - find via my affiliate link on Amazon.

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