Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe
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Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

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WHEN I was a teenager, I cooked dinner every night for our family of four...Mom, Dad, Grandmother, who lived next door, and myself. Through the years, I have modified and changed this recipe for two people to better fit our tastes. That's one of the great things about this dish. It's easy to do just that! -David Stierheim, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce or 1-1/2 cups homemade spaghetti sauce
  • Hot cooked spaghetti
  • Additional Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 388 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 1,503 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble the meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into 2-in. meatballs.
  2. In a large skillet, brown meatballs over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°; drain. Add spaghetti sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. Serve with spaghetti; sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Spaghetti and Meatballs in Reminisce May/June 1997, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 388 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 168 mg cholesterol, 1,503 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"This really is simple and easy to make - perfect for 2 people. I don't like sausage and I make my own bread crumbs (gotta use that stale bread for something) so I use 1/2 pound of ground beef and add 1/4 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. Thanks for posting this David!"

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"very good and easy to make. i add some garlic salt to them as well and it went over awesome with everyone! will for sure make them again."

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"These were nice and easy and made a great quick dinner. I only had beef so I used that, but next time I'm going to try with the sausage and add some garlic and a few fresh herbs."

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Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"The whole family loved it! Thank you so much for sharing :o)"

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"Thenk you for sharing this recipe!! It's is an absolute lifesaver!!"

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