One-Bite Moroccan Lasagne-Wrapped Meatballs

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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, divided
  • 1/2 large carrot
  • 1 lb lean ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper, divided
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes, divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jar (680 mL jar) strained tomatoes, (passata)
  • 3 Italpasta Oven Ready Gluten Free Lasagne Noodles
  • 1/2 pkg (200 g pkg) crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). In food processor, mince together half of the onion and carrot. Dice remaining onion; set aside.
  • Mix together ground lamb, egg, minced vegetables, Parmesan, 1/4 cup (60 mL) parsley, half of the garlic, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) chili flakes. Divide mixture in half; refrigerate one half in airtight container to make koftas. Divide remaining half into 6 portions and roll into meatballs; transfer to parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in high-sided skillet set over medium heat. Cook diced onion, remaining garlic, chili flakes, salt and pepper for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Pour in tomatoes; bring to boil. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened slightly. Add meatballs to tomato sauce; simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • Meanwhile, cook lasagne noodles in boiling salted water for 5 to 7 minutes or until al dente. Drain and let cool slightly. Cut each noodle in half lengthwise. Roll meatballs in halved lasagne noodles. Serve wrapped meatballs in bowls. Drizzled with remaining sauce. Garnish with crumbled feta and remaining parsley.

Tips

Substitute turkey for lamb if preferred.
Tips for Zero Food Waste

Italpasta Oven Ready Gluten Free Lasagne: Store in pantry or break into pieces to make a simple pasta with leftover olive oil, garlic, Parmesan and puréed tomatoes. Top with fried eggs.

Leftover Tomato Sauce: Fry eggs and serve over warmed remaining tomato sauce. Garnish with any remaining herbs, garlic, Parmesan and oil.

Parmesan: Add rind to flavour soups or sauces. Make Parmesan crackers: Grate Parmesan and mound tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for about 5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Let cool completely.

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 830mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g