Spaghetti and Meatballs

Try meatballs and spaghetti sauce from scratch. Serve these ground beef and sausage meatballs and you'll remember why this is one of the best-loved pasta recipes for family meals.

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 20 mins Cook 36 mins

Ingredients

Meatballs:
  • 6 ounces Italian turkey sausage
  • 6 ounces extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped fine
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added whole tomatoes
  • 1 can (16 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 F.

Meatballs:

2. Remove turkey sausage from casings and place in a large bowl. Add beef, onion, garlic, egg white, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix together, then shape into 24, 1-inch meatballs.

3. Line a baking pan with foil; add a rack and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Place meatballs on rack; bake at 375 F for 20 minutes.

Sauce:

4. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion; cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute.

5. Stir in tomatoes with their juice, puree, oregano, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Add meatballs; simmer 10 minutes.

6. Cook spaghetti following package directions. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 411, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 35, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 60, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 26, sodium (mg): 671, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.