If you’ve ever been to Ikea, you’ll have seen (and probably enjoyed!) their famous meatballs with cream gravy…. But why not try this version which is much lower in calories, and jam-packed full of home made goodness! Go the whole hog and serve up with sprouts and chantenay carrots and some baby roasted potatoes for a festive feast….
2 packs HECK Chicken, Sage & Onion Baubles
1 medium onion finely sliced
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
450ml chicken stock
150g low fat cream cheese
1 tbsp cranberry sauce
Cook the Baubles according to the packet instructions. While they are cooking, get the baby potatoes into an oven proof tin to roast – spritz with a little lo-cal oil, season and roast in the oven for 20 mins at 180°C. Give them a good shake about half way through cooking time.
For the gravy, cook the onions over a medium heat with lo-cal oil for about 5 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar and cook for a further 5 minutes until soft and gently caramelised. Turn the heat up and add the chicken stock, cream cheese, cranberry sauce and season. Simmer for approx. 5 minutes and set to one side until ready to serve. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Slice the tops off the sprouts and carrots, then steam together for about 10-12 minutes until cooked (we used a mix of orange, white and purple for maximum colour impact!)
To serve, use a big platter and pop the potatoes at one end, veggies in the middle and the Baubles at the other end covered with the gravy. Tuck in and enjoy!