Mama's Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs

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

Yield: 6 servings
Cost per Serving: $1.71

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  • 1-1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 4 slices whole grain bread, torn into small pieces
  • 2 egg
  • 1 jar (1 lb. 10 oz.) Ragu® Old World Style® Pasta Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained


  1. 1. Combine ground beef, bread, eggs, 1/2 cup Pasta Sauce, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in medium bowl; shape into 18 meatballs.
  3. 2. 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.
  5. 3. Serve over hot spaghetti.
  7. TIP: Try adding a cube of mozzarella cheese to the center of each meatball for an easy but fun recipe twist.
  9. Cost per recipe*: $6.84
  10. Cost per serving*: $1.71
  11. *Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.
  13. Nutrition Information per serving:
  14. Calories 470, Calories From Fat 90, Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.5g, Total Fat 10g, Cholesterol 130mg, Sodium 640mg, Total Carbohydrate 59g, Sugars 9g, Dietary Fiber 5g, Protein 36g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 25%, Iron 30%
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