Speedy meatball stew

Low-calorie lunch recipe for 4 - 8 people, takes only 15 mins; recipe has potato, olive oil, meatball, onion, garlic clove, rosemary, passata, frozen pea and parmesan.

Speedy meatball stew

Speedy meatball stew

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Low-calorie lunch

4 - 8

Prep time

5 mins


  • Garlic Clove: 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Parmesan: few parmesan shavings, to serve (optional)
  • Olive Oil: 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Onion: 1 onion, chopped
  • Passata: 560ml jar passata
  • Frozen Pea: 200g frozen pea
  • Rosemary: 1 tbsp chopped rosemary
  • Potato: 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
  • Meatball: 250g small lean beef meatball


  1. Boil the potatoes for 10 mins until tender. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan. Season the meatballs, then brown them all over for about 5 mins. Remove from the pan, drain off any excess fat, then add the onion, garlic and rosemary. Fry gently for 5 mins.
  2. Add passata to the pan, bring to a simmer, then add the meatballs. Simmer for 5 mins or until everything is cooked through. Add the potatoes and peas, then simmer for 1 min. Pack into a flask or reheat at work, add Parmesan, if using, and eat with good crusty bread.