Thinking of something healthy dish to serve for your kids? Try this pork meatballs spaghetti in tomato based sauce. Meatballs are baked to golden perfection, instead of the usual frying.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Pork meatballs

500 grams ground lean pork
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup chopped parsley
¼ cup bread crumbs or 3 slices white bread
2 cloves garlic, grated
Salt and pepper, to taste

Italian Tomato Sauce

1/4 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
1/2 cup chopped white onions
1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 cups crushed tomatoes
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups spaghetti, cooked
Grated Parmesan cheese

Procedure

* Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush baking pan with olive oil. Set aside.

* For the pork meatballs: Combine all pork meatballs ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Shape mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls and arrange on the prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.

* For the Italian sauce: Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Sauté onions, garlic and oregano until fragrant. Add in tomatoes, sugar and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Simmer until mixture is thick for about 40 minutes. Add basil leaves and meatballs. Simmer for another minute.

* In a serving bowl, place cooked pasta and top it with meatballs and tomato sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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