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Italian Spaghetti 'n' Meatballs Recipe

Italian Spaghetti 'n' Meatballs Recipe

Meet the Cook: Always a favorite with my children, grandchildren and friends, these delectable meatballs take little time to prepare because they don't need to be browned before being added to the sauce. I've found that the meatballs taste best if they are mixed just until all the ingredients are blended. -Ann Rath, Mankato, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (28 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • Hot cooked spaghetti


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and seasonings. Bring to a boil.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the eggs, garlic and parsley. Crumble beef over the mixture and mix well. Sprinkle with cheese and bread crumbs; mix gently.
  • 3. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Add to the sauce; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Serve meatballs and sauce with spaghetti. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 510 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 191 mg cholesterol, 1,552 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 38 g protein.

Reviews for Italian Spaghetti 'n' Meatballs

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"My "go-to" spaghetti and meatballs. Excellent recipe, sauce is the best and meatballs are so flavorful and do stay together in the sauce."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2010

"The sauce was very good. The meat balls fell a part during cooking and the hamburger grease

left the sauce with a funkie flavor.SORRY I DIDN'T LIKE THE RECIPE."

Reviewed May. 31, 2009

"This is the first recipe we've used where our meatballs have actually stuck together! So yummy!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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