Mama's Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs

Ragu Mama Best Ever Spaghetti Meatballs Recipe
A classic Italian-American dish that can be as simple or fancy as you want it to be.


6 servings

Cost per Serving:


Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes


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%

May 2009
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