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Weeknight recipe – I’ve tried making Philly meatballs!

I saw this recipe in Heat magazine and it looked pretty nice, so I whipped some sausages out of the freezer, I already had some Philadelphia in the fridge (on offer at the Co-op at the moment only £1, so I got the original, chives and chocolate versions) and I boiled up some spaghetti that’d been sitting in the cupboard for ages.

I followed their official recipe (see it on the Philly website here) with a few extra twists that we personally enjoyed! Here’s the method I used: skin the sausages and add some grated cheese and mixed herbs then roll up into meatballs and fry off to brown and then lay on a baking tray and heat through in the oven until cooked thoroughly. I browned off the onions & garlic, then added the Philadelphia (I chose the chive variety for this recipe) and mustard, plus added little milk to thin the sauce out a bit. And here’s how it should look (I was too busy scoffing my dinner that I forgot to photograph it!):