For the roasted tomatoes : Preheat oven to 220°C . Put about 500 grams grape tomatoes , cut in half , in the roasting/baking pan , add in 6-8 cloves of smashed garlic . Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil , throw in some coarse salt and a generous dash of Italian seasoning . Cook for 45 minutes .
about 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
some homemade chicken meatballs , I added chili flakes to these
150 ml tomato ketchup
150 ml water
generous half tablespoon chicken powder
about 1/3 cup cilantro , coarsely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp chili flakes
roasted garlic ( from the roasted tomatoes ) , minced
some sugar and white ground pepper ( I ran out of black pepper tsk ! )
* While the pasta cooks , heat some EVOO in the pan , fry onion until soft , add in the roasted garlic .
* Dump in the roasted tomatoes , ketchup and water , stir thoroughly to combine . Simmer for a minute , then add in the cheese , stir until it melts , add in half of the cilantro , chicken powder , chili flakes , sugar and pepper . Stir and adjust taste . Simmer until bubbly , then add in the cooked pasta . Give it a good stir until well incorporated ( or if you don't want to drown :D your pasta with the sauce , you can opt to put pasta in individual plate and top it with the roasted tomatoes & meatballs sauce ) toss in the remaining cilantro , give it another stir . Dish up .