Cheesy Mini Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and meatballs is a firm favourite with kids. These mini meatballs are easy to eat, contain extra fibre and the kids can have fun helping to make them.


Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes



Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ small onion (30 ml)
  • ½ small Granny Smith apple, peeled
  •  50 ml  SPAR grated cheddar cheese - optional
  • 225 g    chicken or lean beef mince
  •  45 ml  SPAR Bran Flakes, crushed
  • 1 ml   salt

Recipe Method

  1. Set oven at 200 °C
  2. Grate the onion, apple and cheese into a mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in the mince, bran flakes and salt using your hands.
  4. Roll 10 marble-size balls.
  5. Bake packed close together, in an ovenproof dish for 15 minutes.
  6. Toss into your favourite flavour of cooked SPAR instant noodles and enjoy!

Hints & Tips

  • To use this recipe for mini-burgers instead, flatten each rolled meatball into a patty-pan before baking. Cut bread rounds with a cookie cutter if you do not have cocktail bread rolls handy.
  • Add leftover meatballs into your lunchbox the next day.
  • By adding apple for moisture, and bran flakes for fibre, meatballs take on a new nutritional high.