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Spaghetti ‘n’ Meatballs

Meatballs can dress up any purchased spaghetti sauce for a fast supper with real homemade appeal—and very little effort. —Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) spaghetti
  • 3-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 batch of 30 meatballs, (frozen or thawed)
  • Grated parmesan cheese, optional


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine spaghetti sauce and meatballs; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through. Serve with spaghetti; top with Parmesan cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 426 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 897mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Catherine
    Apr 1, 2020

    Vibe squad this was fricking litttttt. Me n my bros (Harry styles, Beyonce and Ariana grande) were just vibingggg with this meal doe. We even pretended to be snakes. Love this THANK U (next)

  • Ken
    Oct 15, 2019

    LOL! Is this an April fool joke! What next a recipe that uses a frozen dinner!

  • noname
    Jan 29, 2019

    how is this a recipe? How did this get past the editors?

  • wingsgirl02
    Nov 8, 2015

    This is not a recipe.

  • TheSensibleMom
    Apr 29, 2015

    This is a super easy dinner to get on the table. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • ebramkamp
    Feb 20, 2014

    For busy parents this is a great go to hearty meal. We don't always have time to make things from scratch so this recipe is an easy way to provide your family with a hot meal that tastes like you did spend all day in the kitchen. It's also a fun way to get very young kids involved in the kitchen. They can help put in meatballs, pour sauce, etc. Add a bit of extra seasoning to the jarred spaghetti sauce perhaps? If it's easy and fun, and the results are delicious you have a winner in my book.

  • tonibaker
    Oct 7, 2013

    This is o.k. when you ae in a hurry, but my homemade meatballs deserve my homemade sauce.

  • vonnie1956
    Aug 10, 2013

    No comment left

  • mccrearyk
    Nov 12, 2010

    As 'hsmommy24' said, this was an "add-on" for the original "Make Ahead Meatballs" recipe, which can be found here: meatball recipe makes enough for several meals -- about 12 dozen meatballs -- which can then be frozen in batches and kept for up to 3 months.

  • Summy
    Feb 15, 2009

    Jeepers kind. I make everything from scratch, and it took me forever to figure out, like, duh...grab a batch of frozen meatballs (mine or store bought) and throw them in with the jar of spaghetti sauce. My kids actually ask me to make this as something "special" since we remember it fondly as a quick dinner after school activities. I think it's nice that the recipe is here to remind us how simple things can be, when need be.