Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

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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
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.

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 bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce or 1-1/2 cups homemade spaghetti sauce
  • Hot cooked spaghetti
  • Additional Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble the meat over mixture and mix well. Shape into 2-in. meatballs.
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

3 each: 388 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 1503mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein.

  • 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 bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce or 1-1/2 cups homemade spaghetti sauce
  • Hot cooked spaghetti
  • Additional Parmesan cheese, optional
  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

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TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 221377
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

"This recipe is quick and easy, two of my favorite things:) My family doesn't care for sausage so I used 1/2 pound of ground beef instead."

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Chickermunker2 User ID: 7847785 19192
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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jorgy23 User ID: 6255691 201969
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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Louise.Hooper User ID: 1042332 39916
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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klennertjennie User ID: 1082019 19191
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

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

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laniebug612 User ID: 4355039 18727
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

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

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madelin hoggard User ID: 1888847 42121
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2008

"I made this with only ground beef and cooked it in the slow cooker and was great!

Madelin"

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