For the ultimate comforting food hug, you can’t beat a bowl full of pasta with meatballs and cheese. And this classic recipe only takes twenty minutes to prepare, so you can make a batch to fuel the whole family any day of the week. First make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add the onion and garlic and fry for a few minutes until softened but not coloured. Stir in the passata and white wine, if using, and set aside. Simmer the sauce for 12-15 minutes until it has thickened.Next, make the meatballs. In a large bowl, mix the minced beef, Parmesan, garlic, egg yolk, breadcrumbs, parsley together, season then mould into 12 meatballs (roughly 50g each).Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat, add the meatballs and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, for 4-5 minutes or until browned all over. Heat the sauce and stir the meatballs into the pan. Cover and simmer, over medium heat, for a further 15 minutes, until the sauce has thickened and the meatballs are cooked through.While the meatballs cook, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the tagilatele for 2-3 minutes until al dente. Drain and serve with the tomato meatballs, sprinkled with parsley and extra Parmesan.See more Pasta recipesFor top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home.