​Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meal Type
Lunch , Dinner
Preparation Time
< 30 Minutes
​Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Neocate® Junior, Unflavored is used in this delicious recipe that children of all ages can enjoy. Talk about a great way to maximize nutrient intake AND foster a positive relationship with food in a new, imaginative way! Adding Neocate to a recipe like this can be easy and fast. When cooking with Neocate, it’s best to let very hot foods cool down a little before adding Neocate and not to reheat dishes prepared with Neocate to help preserve the most nutrients.



  • ⅓ cup ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp preferred bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato purée or tomato ketchup
  • 1 scoop Neocate Junior, Unflavored
  • Make the meatballs by combining the first five ingredients in a bowl or food processor.
  • Divide into six small, even pieces. Squeeze each tightly and roll into small balls.
  • Heat the oil in a wide pan. Fry the balls until browned. Remove meatballs to a plate.
  • Sautée the onion in the same pan until soft.
  • Add the garlic, tomatoes and purée/ketchup.
  • Stir thoroughly. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the Neocate Junior until thoroughly mixed.
  • Serve with the meatballs.
Notes and Allergens Information

Potential Allergens: Wheat/Gluten (depending on choice of bread crumbs)

Consult your healthcare professional to determine if this recipe, ingredients, and consistency are appropriate for your child. Nutritional values are approximate and will vary based on quantities and substitutes. Cooking with or freezing Neocate may affect some nutrient levels.

Nutritional Information Using Neocate Junior, Unflavored
15 g
23 g
17 g
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