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Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


Average Rating: 4.25
  • TNbluffbaker
    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.

  • Chickermunker2
    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!

  • jorgy23
    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.

  • Louise.Hooper
    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.

  • klennertjennie
    May 12, 2010

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

  • laniebug612
    Dec 31, 1969

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

  • madelin hoggard
    Nov 6, 2008

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


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