Omari’s Cheesy Meatballs

Serves 4
60 mins

Meatless Farm ambassador Omari McQueen is the UK’s youngest award-winning vegan chef. He shares with us some of his favourite school dinner recipes, including this cheesy meatballs dish, made with our plant-based mince.




  • 1 pack of Meatless Farm Meatballs or 1 pack of Meatless Farm Mince
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500g pasta
  • Small bunch basil
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • ½ broccoli, chopped
  • 150g mozzarella cheese (or vegan alternative)


  1. Season meatballs or roll meatballs from mince into small balls and season with all-purpose seasoning, black pepper, and salt then leave aside.
  2. In a blender, add the tin tomatoes, black pepper, basil, sage and Thyme then blend until smooth
  3. In a pot, boil water and add the pasta and carrots. Halfway through cooking add the broccoli and cook altogether until tender.
  4. Add oil to a casserole dish
  5. Drain the pasta, broccoli and carrots and put into the casserole dish along with the sauce and the meatballs and cheese, leaving some of it for the topping.
  6. Put the dish into the oven for 30-45 minutes
  7. Remove from oven, add the rest of the cheese on top to melt
  8. Serve and Enjoy!


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