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Maccheroni with meatballs (with protein-free ingredients)

Easy, 45 minutes

Maccheroni with meatballs (with protein-free ingredients)

Level: Easy

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Yields: 2 people

Country: Italy


Recipe submitted by Serena Tassi on behalf of Società Italiana di Nefrologia

About this recipe

Pasta with meatballs originates from regional Italian cuisine, in particular from the cuisine of southern Italy. it is a family dish that is handed down from generation to generation.


  • 30 g of celery, carrot and onion
  • 30 g peeled tomatoes
  • 160 g protein-free maccheroni or 160 g normal maccheroni
  • 120 g lean ground beef
  • 2 egg whites
  • 10 g extra virgin oil
  • Aromatic herbs to taste

Calories per serving

470 kcal

Calories (normal pasta)

kcal 472


g 67

Carbohydrates (normal pasta)

g 65


g 26

Lipids (normal pasta)

g 16


mg 283

Phosphate (normal pasta)

mg 418


mg 400

Potassium (normal pasta)

mg 544


g 15,5

Protein (normal pasta)

g 23


mg 140

Sodium (normal pasta)

mg 151


  1. Brown the onion, celery and carrot with the oil, making sure they don’t burn.
  2. Add peeled tomatoes and a little water to the sautè and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Separately, bring the water to a boil and cook the pasta for the cooking time indicated on the package.
  4. In another pan, boil the minced meat then drain the cooking water.
  5. Add the meat with the egg whites and the aromatic herbs and form small meatballs to be cooked in the previously prepared sauce.
  6. Drain the pasta and dress it with the mixture.

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