🇮🇹FUSILLI con POLPETTINE (Fusilli Pasta with Tiny Meatballs)

Now cooking just like in Italy, but not exactly it is iCookiTravel‘s recipe and you are in my world. Using full grain-Spelt pasta, Spirelle or spiral noodles are often called in German and homemade tiny beef meatballs. This recipe yields for four persons. Please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel, thank you for visiting here you can also leave some lines at comment box I want to hear from you too.

Fusilli con Polpettine


500g Full grain-Spelt

1pc Onion

1pc Carrot

1pc Zucchini or Courgette

2tbsp dried Basil leaves

some Water

390g peeled Tomatoes, chopped

1tbsp Beef broth powder

1tbsp Coriander powder

200g Cheese of your preference

2tbsp Coconut oil

Some Salt and Pepper


500g minced Beef

2tbsp chopped Chive

1pc Egg

some Salt and Pepper

2tbsp Tapioca flour

2tbsp Coconut oil to brown meatballs




We brought the whole family to the IKEA Restaurant for a delicious meal at an affordable price. After a half day shopping. They have a tasty special offer cooking at the restaurant each day of the week. Offers and menu options may vary by store like here at Shopping City Süd (South) in Vösendorf!

For my lunch I got chicken breast with mushrooms sauce and bread dumplings.
Main course and hot meals, the restaurant is in the middle of the store.

Besides hot meals, the restaurant offers lighter meals like salads and sandwiches with a Swedish flair. Cookies, cakes, desserts.

Lots of good desserts to choose from for those who think a meal is not complete without a sweet. Above here with mix fruit salad and sweet.

Like their Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes (picture above) this was my daughter’s lunch, and down here is with french fries was my son’s choice. Knäckebröd and six kinds of herring. Shopping is hard work, and while pickled herring may not be at the top of everyone’s wish list at mealtime unless you’re Swedish, but I’m not…lol…we’re pretty sure you’ll find something you like on their menu. Fresh, tasty, well-prepared and affordable is theirr food philosophy.

One more thing…stopping by the bistro on our way out and refuel before we hit the road. With their hot dogs, ice cream and more. Free refill drinks at IKEA, on coffee, tea and soft drinks too. What more could you ask!



This is my version of viking art meatballs which is usually serve with potatoes and not rice!
As you can see, I love trying other dishes from different european countries. But my own way of discovering different way of food preparation. And this is one of them, viking art of preparing meatballs. You can serve it with rice but we used to eat it with buttered potatoes with choppped cilantro or coriander. The austrian love it with chopped parsely. Then the sauce is mixed with cranberry marmalade.

Oh I just can’t discribe how it taste, we love it!
hmmm…….Or shall I say EXCELLENT!
Here is the recipe for those who wants to try it…


* 400 g beef ground meat
* 150 g mushrooms, I used champignon
* 100 ml heavy cream
* pouch of Knorr meatballs base mix (see alernative)
* 500 g potatoes, small ones or rice for side dish
* cranberry marmalade
* 3 tbsps. chopped cilantro or coriander
* salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
* 350 ml water
* some vegetable oil

ALTERNATIVE for pouch of Knorr base mix:
* 2 tbsps. corn starch
* 1 cup heavy cream
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1 beef broth cube


—Mix ground meat with salt and fresh ground pepper. And form maybe 18 pcs. small balls out of it. Boil peeled potatoes and clean mushrooms cut into quartered.

—Gently roast meatballs in a heated pan or skillet with oil both side also mushrooms and set aside.

—Pour 350 ml cold water or mineral and heavy cream in a pan and pouch of Knorr base mix stir, bring to a boil. Add meatballs and mushrooms and let it cook for about 5 minutes while continue stirring gently.

—In a heated pan with butter roll potatoes with cilantro and salt to taste.

—Serve meatballs with potatoes or rice and cranberry marmalade while hot. Enjoy!