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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 each: 510 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 1552mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 5g fiber), 38g protein.

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Kim0827 User ID: 8763291 260407
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2017

"Only made meatballs. Very good."

Jellybean User ID: 119091 249764
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2016

"This is an awesome recipe! I've made it several times with no changes. The sauce is a bit sweet and the meatballs are just the right texture."

caterbru User ID: 8173074 244980
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."

carolynstowers User ID: 4001197 88664
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."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 34795
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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