Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs
Servings: 8 Prep 25 mins Bake 325°F 17 mins Cook 22 mins


  • 1 1/2 pounds meatloaf mix or
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 ounce (2 1/2 pieces) string cheese, halved lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Spaghetti And Sauce
  • 1 pound thick spaghetti
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes with basil
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced

Make It


1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine meatloaf mix, onion, bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, Parmesan and egg. Mix until ingredients are evenly blended. Form about 1 tablespoon meat mixture around a piece of string cheese. Shape into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture and cheese, for a total of 40 meatballs.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Brown meatballs in two batches, 3 minutes per batch, turning once. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Remove skillet from heat. Bake meatballs at 325 degrees F. for 17 minutes. Keep warm.

Spaghetti and Sauce

3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boiling. Add spaghetti and cook 12 minutes, according to package directions. Drain and transfer to platter.

4. While pasta boils, return skillet to medium heat. Add sliced garlic and cook 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper. Simmer on medium-low, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in basil and meatballs.

5. To serve, transfer spaghetti to a platter or individual bowls and top with meatballs and sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 488, Fat, total (g): 14, chol. (mg): 93, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 56, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 30, sodium (mg): 529, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.