Spaghetti with Roasted Grape Tomatoes & Chicken Meatballs

I break out in hives if I can't cook pasta for more than a month :P :D Had to wake up so early this morning to cook it so that I can have it for breakfast hee hee Have a good Sunday , guys !

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 .

500 grams spaghetti
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 .


  1. Another great dish with your wonderful meatballs! Love the roasted tomatoes-great mix of savory goodies in the pasta-yum!

  2. This is the most beautiful thing I've seen today...

  3. Hmmmmm...your spaghetti looks so good! I love the combination of chicken meatballs and roasted tomatoes!


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