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Italian Spaghetti & Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.


4 servings

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


  • 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


  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 , if desired, additional cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 673 calories, 33g fat (9g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1811mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein.

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