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Mama's Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs

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

MAY 2009

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.71


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


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.


3. 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.


Cost per recipe*: $6.84

Cost per serving*: $1.71

*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.


Nutrition Information per serving:

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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