Mama's Best Ever Spagetti and Meatballs

A classic Italian-American dish that can be as simple or fancy as you want it to be.


  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$Cost per recipe*: $6.84 Cost per serving*: $1.71 *Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.


  • 1.5 pounds Lean ground beef
  • 1.54 Slices whole grain bread, torn into small pieces
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Jar Ragú® Old World Style® Pasta Sauce
  • .5 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • .25 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 12 ounces Spagetti, Cooked and drained


Combine ground beef, bread, eggs, 1/2 cup Pasta Sauce, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in medium bowl; shape into 18 meatballs.


Bring remaining Pasta Sauce to a boil over medium-high heat in 3-quart saucepan. Gently stir in uncooked meatballs. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until meatballs are done.


Serve over hot spaghetti.



TIP: Try adding a cube of mozzarella cheese to the center of each meatball for an easy but fun recipe twist.



Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 470
  • Calories from fat: 90
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg
  • Sodium: 640mg
  • Carbohydrate: 59g
  • Sugars: 9g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Calcium: 25%
  • Iron: 30%

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