As soon as I saw Isa’s recipe for Spaghetti-Nos with Mini Lentil Meatballs, I have been craving it badly. After a week of splurging way too much on food out, I knew I needed a week of a lunch worth looking forward to… even if it would take the best of me. Down time is a diminishing commodity as I wrap up another school year.

Here are some lentil meatballs getting a nice skin. The recipe made about 35-40 or so.

Not having my queen-size processor, I needed to do the balls and sauce pureeing in batches, which made things a bit more complicated.

But oh my, how delicious. A plentiful cheesy sauce atop mini pasta with my fried then baked balls. The perfect lunch for the week.

Never skimp on the sauce.