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Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

A quick and easy Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe that includes a delicious pasta sauce that is full of flavor. The perfect family night dinner to try.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spaghetti and meatballs
Servings: 6
Calories: 353kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 to 8 tablespoons oil (depending on the size)


  • In a large bowl, mix together the beef, bread crumbs, milk, onion, garlic, cheese, salt, peppers, egg, and fold together until everything is fully combined. Form into bite-size balls using your hands or a small cookie scoop to form the meatballs.
  • In a large deep pot, heat the oil of medium heat, add in half of the meatballs, and brown on all sides, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the cooked meatballs and repeat the process with the other half of the uncooked meatballs, add in more oil if needed.
  • *To make a quick pasta sauce, use the same pot and pour in a 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes, 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1 tablespoon of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon basil, ½ tablespoon dried oregano, ½ tablespoon dried rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring the sauce to a low boil on medium heat, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to come together.
  • Add the meatballs back into the sauce and simmer another 5 to 10 minutes until the meatballs are heated throughout. Serve with cooked spaghetti.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2mg