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Spaghetti & Meatballs With a Twist



4 portion(s)

Cauliflower Rice

  • 500 grams cauliflower, Cut into florets
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 lemon, Squeezed
  • Sea salt to taste


  • 1 onion, halved
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 6-12 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 500 grams Beef mince
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Tomato Sauce

  • 2 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 30 grams olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 6
    Preparation 20min
  • 7
  • 8
    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Cauliflower Rice
  1. Place cauliflower florets into mixing bowl & chop for 5 seconds on speed 5 Counter-clockwise operation.  The cauliflower should be grain sized.

    Place into steaming basket & set aside.

  2. Meatballs
  3. Place onion, garlic & parsley into mixing bowl & chop 5 seconds speed 7.  Scrape down the sides.

    Add mince, eggs, salt & mix 10 seconds speed 5.

    Lightly grease varoma dish & tray, roll meatballs placing them in the dish & tray.  Set aside.

  4. Tomato Sauce
  5. Place garlic & olive oil into mixing bowl & chop 5 seconds speed 5.  Add tomatoes, basil & salt.  Place varoma into position & cook 12 minutes varoma speed 1.

    Place steaming basket with cauliflower rice into mixing bowl & return varoma, cook for a further 12 minutes varoma speed 1.

    Place cauliflower rice into thermoserver, mix through coconut oil, lemon juice & salt. 

    Serve meatballs on the cauliflower rice with the tomato sauce.


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Replace basil in the tomato sauce with parsley & thyme.

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