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This delicious One-Pot Tomato and Mascarpone Pasta with Meatballs recipe will be ready in just 30 minutes! Perfect for a mid-week treat.



Total time

40 minutes






  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 300 g beef meatballs (I used reduced fat meatballs)
  • 200 g cavolo nero (Stalks removed cut into inch size pieces )
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 400 ml tomato and basil passata
  • 2 pinches sugar
  • ½ tsp dried oregano (Or fresh if you prefer about 2 sprigs )
  • 2 tbsp mascarpone
  • 160 g pasta of your choice
  • 1 handful fresh basil (to serve)
  • parmesan (to serve, optional )


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and brown the meatballs until they have some colour. Set aside.
  2. Add the garlic and fry for a minute in the meatball juices and then add the passata, sugar and oregano then give everything a good stir.
  3. Add the cavolo nero, stir in and put a lid on. Simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes until tender.
  4. While the meatballs are simmering prepare the pasta according to the packet instructions.
  5. Check the meatballs and add the mascarpone. Stir in until everything is combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Once the pasta is cooked add it to the mixture and stir in. Serve with fresh basil and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
  7. View the recipe instructions at Globe Scoffers

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