Feta Cheese Meatballs with Spaghetti

Today, we’re making Feta Cheese Meatballs! Well, if you haven’t had feta cheese before, you should really give it a try because it can add so much depth to various different dishes.

What is Feta Cheese?

Feta cheese is a brined curd cheese that is made from sheep’s and/or goat’s milk. It is more firm, dry and crumbly as compared to other cheeses. Taste wise, it is also quite salty hence it’s often used as a topping to salads, pizzas and pastas.

I particularly like the flavour of Lemnos Feta Cheese (approx. S$6.35 per 180g block) which you can get from major supermarkets here in Singapore and I will always go for the reduced fat one. One block goes a long way. You can easily whip up a couple of different dishes with it. Throw them into your salads or crumble them over an omelette. Yum.

Feta Cheese Meatballs with Spaghetti

Feta Cheese Meatballs Recipe – No Added Salt!

Besides using feta cheese to add sharpness and flavour to my spaghetti, I also used it as a seasoning agent for my meatballs. That is why I’ve not added any extra salt in my recipe below because the feta cheese is really salty enough.

This Feta Cheese Meatballs with Spaghetti really packs a punch. Sure to tingle your taste buds. 😉

Enjoy this recipe!

Feta Cheese Meatballs with Spaghetti
  • 450g minced chicken
  • 6 stalks spring onions, chopped (set aside 2 tbsp for garnish)
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled (80g for meatballs, 20g for garnish)
  • 1 fresh tomato, diced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (no salt added)
  • 125g baby spinach leaves
  • 250g spaghetti, cooked according to packet instructions
  • 2 tsp olive oil
Combine the minced chicken, feta cheese (80g), spring onions and diced fresh tomato in a mixing bowl and season with black pepper. Mix everything up thoroughly.
With wet hands, roll the meatball mixture into round balls of your desired size and arrange them on a clean, dry plate.
Heat oil in pan and stir fry the red peppers till tender.
Pour in the canned tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes.
Add in the meatballs. Allow to cook and simmer with the lid closed till meatballs are cooked through (6-8 minutes).
Remove the meatballs.
In the same pan, stir in the spinach leaves and spaghetti. Toss thoroughly.
Transfer the spaghetti onto serving plates and place the meatballs on top.
Garnish with spring onions and feta cheese.

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