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SLOW COOKER CHICKEN MEATBALL PASTA BAKE!!!

Slow Cooker Chicken Meatball Pasta Bake – a delicious recipe for easy tender chicken meatballs, combined with penne pasta and topped with ricotta and parmesan cheese.

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE MEATBALLS

455g (1lb) of extra lean chicken mince (can also use turkey or beef)

2 cloves of garlic crushed

a handful of fresh parsley, chopped

pinch of salt

1/4 cup (30g) of Italian dried breadcrumbs (5.5 syns)

1 egg

FOR THE SAUCE

1.5 cups (320ml) of crushed tomatoes (or passata)

2 tbs of tomato paste

1/2 cup (120ml) of chicken stock

1 small zucchini (courgette), grated

1 small carrot, grated

1 tbs of balsamic vinegar?

1 tbs of mixed herbs

PASTA BAKE

270g (9.5oz) of ricotta cheese

30g (1oz) of parmesan

1 egg

fresh chopped parsley

salt and black pepper

200g (7oz) of uncooked penne pasta

 

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN MEATBALL PASTA BAKE!!!

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Add all the ingredients for the sauce to the slow cooker and stir to combine.

In a bowl add the ground chicken, garlic, salt, parsley, egg and breadcrumbs, mix to combine and then form into meatballs (approx 16)

Drop these into the sauce

Set slow cooker to low for 6 hours

When meatballs have almost finished cooked, add the pasta to a saucepan of boiling hot water and cook by package instructions. Drain

Stir the pasta into the meatballs and sauce.

Mix the ricotta with the egg and spoon this on to the top

Sprinkle with the grated parmesan and season with salt and black pepper

Set slow cooker to high and continue to cook for 20 mins until the cheese is melted.

If you prefer the cheese more golden, you can skip this step and place it under the grill/broil until cheese is melted and golden on top.

Serve topped with chopped fresh parsley.

source:http://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/slow-cooker-chicken-meatball-pasta-bake

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