Frikkadels with fresh tomato sauce

By Drum Digital
16 June 2014

Here’s a deliciously flavoursome meal for the whole family. Let your little ones help with the make of the frikkadels – this way they learn while getting messy. And grab your teen to make the pasta. Babies older than 9 months can also enjoy this dish with the rest of the family.

Frikkadels with fresh tomato sauce

Cook frikkadels in the oven to use less fat.

Makes 6 to 8 portions

Preparation time: 20 to 25 min

Cooking time: 30 min


  • 500 g extra lean meat
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 onion, grated
  • ½ can chickpeas, mashed (optional)
  • 80 ml Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 15 ml (1 T) Worcester sauce
  • 15 ml (1 T) finely chopped parsley
  • 5 ml (1 t) finely chopped coriander
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease an ovenproof dish with nonstick spray or a little oil. Mix all the ingredients for the frikkadels and divide the mixture into small frikkadels.

Place them in the prepared dish and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked and golden brown.

Homemade tomato sauce

  • 10 ml (2 t) oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 60 ml (¼ c) chutney
  • pinch salt
  • 1 avocado, diced (optional)

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for 5 minutes until it starts to caramelise.

Cook the tomatoes for a minute and add the chutney and salt, turn down the temperature and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the cooked frikkadels to the tomato sauce and simmer for a further 5 minutes.

Serve with spaghetti or any pasta of your choice. Scatter avocado pieces on top (optional).

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