Italian Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe
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Italian Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe

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I made a similar recipe with ground beef and decided to try the same ingredients with Italian sausage. It was a big hit with my family and coworkers.—Patricia McMeeken, Goose Creek, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • Additional grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, pesto and egg. Add sausage; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls. In a large skillet, cook meatballs in oil over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings.
  2. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.
  3. Return meatballs to pan. Stir in spaghetti sauce; heat through. Serve with spaghetti and additional cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Italian Spaghetti & Meatballs in 2017

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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