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Mama's Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield 6 servings
A classic Italian-American dish that can be as simple or fancy as you want it to be.


  • 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

How to Make It

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


  3. 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. 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*: $84

  10. Cost per serving*: $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 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%