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30 Minute Vegetarian Meatballs with a Creamy Tomato Tagliatelle

Quorn Swedish Style Balls in a creamy tomato sauce with kale and basil served on tagliatelle pasta in a bowl on a yellow background.

For a quick & easy dinner, try this 30 minute vegetarian meatball recipe. Delicious Quorn Swedish Style Balls are cooked with a rich Tuscan inspired sauce for a delicious Italian mid-week dinner that all the family will love. This creamy sun-dried tomato pasta dish is comforting, creamy and packed with flavour!

Recipe by @beatthebudget

Meat free Swedish Style Balls product packaging with nutritional information

Made with Quorn Vegetarian Swedish Style Balls

High in Protein

Source of Fibre


  • 500g Quorn Swedish Style Balls
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 300ml single cream
  • 150g kale
  • 80g sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 500g tagliatelle
  • 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato oil
  • ½ - 1tsp dried thyme
  • Fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp cornflour + 4 tbsp boiling water
  • 400ml vegetable stock


  1. Start by adding the sun-dried tomato oil and Quorn Swedish Style Balls into a large non-stick frying pan. Fry for around 10 minutes.
  2. Once the balls have taken on some colour, add the onion into the pan along with the sun-dried tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper and continue to fry for 5 minutes, adding the garlic and dried thyme for the final minute of fry time.
  3. During this time, add your tagliatelle to salted boiling water. Set your timer to the packet time minus 2 minutes.
  4. Add the cream into the pan with the Swedish Style Balls and stir to combine. Combine the cornflour slurry with the vegetable stock and pour into the pan. Continue to cook until thickened.
  5. Add in the kale, then transfer the tagliatelle into the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and it’s al dente.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe by @beatthebudget

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5 out of 5 stars

Such a tasty family dinner - even the hubby loved it!

Lauren Roy

2 out of 5 stars

Where and when does the 150g of kale go in. Nothing in the step by step instructions about kale

Response from Quorn

Hi Lauren! The method has been updated to add the kale in step 5 :) We can't wait to hear what you think of this recipe!

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