Dinner, Meat

Tomato, Olive & Meatball Penne With Garlic Bread

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Pre-Heat Time 9 mins
  • Cook Time 13 mins
  • Total time: 32 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Tomato, Olive & Meatball Penne With Garlic Bread

TIP: If using frozen pre-made meatballs, increase cook time by 3-4 minutes. Use vegan butter and plant-based meatballs as vegan substitutes. Cook as instructed.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Dairy

Recipe tags


LEVEL 1 (Combi Pan)

  • 500g penne pasta
  • 900g tomato pasta sauce
  • 830ml water
  • 100g pitted black olives
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, as desired

LEVEL 2 (Bake Tray)

  • 450g pre made, fresh, meatballs
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 56g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tbsp parsley, roughly chopped
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper, as desired
  • 1/2 baguette, cut in half lengthwise

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Place all Level 1 ingredients in the Combi Pan and stir to combine. Slide the pan into Level 1.

  • Step 2

    In a medium bowl, evenly coat the meatballs in oil then place on one side of the Bake Tray.

  • Step 3

    In a small bowl, add the butter, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper and mix to evenly combine. Spread the butter mixture over inside of the baguette, wrap each piece of bread with aluminium foil, place butter side up on Bake Tray. Slide the tray into Level 2.

  • Step 4

    Close door and flip the SmartSwitch to COMBI COOKER. Select COMBI MEALS, set temperature to 190°C and set time to 13 minutes. Press START/ STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for 9 minutes before cooking).

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, remove tray and pan. Stir the pasta and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes or until the sauce is absorbed.

  • Step 6

    When the pasta is ready, serve with meatballs and garlic bread.