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Lactose Free Spaghetti With Meatballs

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Lactose Free Spaghetti With Meatballs

1 hours 9 minutes total

  • Lactose Free
  • Moderate

If you're lactose intolerant, finding delicious and satisfying meals can be a challenge. But fear not, because this recipe for lactose-free spaghetti and meatballs is sure to satisfy your cravings! With tender meatballs made from ground beef, aromatic herbs, and gluten-free breadcrumbs, and a rich tomato sauce that's completely dairy-free, this dish is a perfect comfort food that's easy to make and even easier to enjoy. So grab your apron and get ready to whip up a delicious and lactose-free meal that everyone will love!



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Serves 4

1 box Barilla® Thick Spaghetti
4 tbs Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup Onion, chopped
1 clove Garlic, chopped
1 can (28 oz) San Marzano tomatoes
3 slices Lactose-free white bread, no crust, diced
1 ¼ cup Lactose-free Parmigiano cheese, grated, divided
1 lb Grass fed beef 80/20
2 Link Italian sausage, off the casing
1 tbs Parsley, chopped
12 leaves Basil, sliced
To taste Salt and pepper


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs


Step 1

Here are the 4 easy steps for the lactose-free spaghetti and meatballs recipe:

Step 2

In a saucepot gently fry onion with olive oil for five minutes, add 1 clove of chopped garlic, keep sautéing and one minute later add crushed tomatoes. Add less than one cup of water, salt and pepper and bring to simmer.

  • Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Step 3

Meanwhile soak lactose free bread in water. In a bowl combine meat, 2/3 of lactose free Parmigiano cheese, parsley, 1 clove chopped garlic, soaked bread (squeeze out excess water). Mix and when all comes together (very important to not overmix), shape 2,5 cm size meatballs. Add meatballs to tomato sauce, simmer until thoroughly cooked, about 15 minutes.

  • Lactose-free bread
  • Meat
  • Parmigiano cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Step 4

Meanwhile cook pasta according to directions. Drain and toss with meatballs sauce.

  • Pasta

Step 5

Finish with sliced basil, remaining Parmigiano cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil before serving.

  • Basil
  • Remaining Parmigiano cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil

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Our lactose-free spaghetti and meatballs is a delicious meal that can be enjoyed by more people, including those who are lactose intolerant. By using lactose-free milk and cheese alternatives, this recipe provides a great alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatballs without sacrificing taste or texture. With its rich tomato sauce and flavorful meatballs, this dish is sure to become a family favorite. So, whether you are lactose intolerant or simply looking for a tasty and nutritious meal, give this recipe a try and enjoy the delicious flavors.

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  • Pack size 500 g