Richmond Mini Meatballs – Quick recipe ideas

Being a working mum with two young children, there is nothing more I like than a quick simple meal to cook for the children in the evening that may not be perfect but gives them a bit of nutrition and is something that they enjoy.  We were sent some Richmond Mini Meatballs to try to come up with some quick easy meal ideas.

I wasn’t sure whether the meatballs would be a success with my two as with myself being vegetarian we normally have meat free meatballs although I do like them to experience meat flavours when they can and make their own choices about the food that they eat.  With the Richmond Mini Meatballs coming in a ready to cook bag and taking just a few minutes to heat and serve these are ideal for children.

Meatballs in Tomato Pasta (to serve 2)

Half a pack of Richmond Mini Meatballs
Half a jar of tomato and basil pasta sauce
150g pasta
2 tablespoons of frozen sweetcorn

1. Cook the pasta as per instructions
2. Add the sweetcorn just before the pasta is cooked through
3. Heat the meatballs either in the microwave or in the oven
4. Drain pasta and sweetcorn, add pasta sauce and heat through continuously stirring.
5. Serve pasta in bowl and add meatballs on top

This meal can be cooked and served within 10 minutes – ideal for those evenings when time is short.  So how did the taste test go?  Well check out my children’s bowls in the picture below – I think you can tell they throughly enjoyed this dish and the meatballs went down a treat!

Richmond meatballs Richmond Mini Meatballs   Quick recipe ideasThe next day they wanted meatballs again for tea and were playing nicely outside so I thought I’d do something different with the other half packet of meatballs and let them eat al fresco seeing as the weather was nice.

Tomato & Meatball Snake with Broccoli Trees and Cloud Mash

Half a pack of Richmond Mini Meatballs
2 small potatoes
8 small broccoli florets
6 cherry tomatoes
a small piece of cheese and brown sauce to decorate

1. Heat the meatballs either in the microwave or in the oven
2. Boil or steam the broccoli under tender
3. Boil and mash potato’s

To serve add mash to plate in shape of cloud, alternate meatballs and tomatoes to form a snake, place one broccoli either side of plate to represent trees, break the other broccoli pieces up under snake to form grass, finally cut a small piece of cheese to form snakes tongue and add two brown sauce dots as eyes.  This can be prepped and served within 20mins.

Richmond meatballs 2 Richmond Mini Meatballs   Quick recipe ideasMy two thoroughly enjoyed Richmond Mini Meatballs and I’ll definitely be buying them again as they are so easy to quickly incorporate into mealtimes.

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

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