Spaghetti and Easy Meatballs

Spaghetti and Easy Meatballs Recipe
Serve a classic Italian-inspired dish for dinner. The easy meatball method will make you skip buying store-bought meatballs for good. Whether you're serving adults or a family-friendly crew, this dish is a pitch-perfect crowd pleaser.

Yield:

6 Servings

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 754
Fat 35 g
Satfat 14 g
Protein 36 g
Carbohydrate 71 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 139 mg
Sodium 315 mg

Ingredients

1 pound spaghetti
1 (25 oz.) jar tomato sauce
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs, soaked in 1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup grated
Parmesan
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti, stirring often, until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain well in a colander. In a large, wide saucepan or deep skillet, heat tomato sauce over low heat while you proceed.

While pasta is cooking, combine beef, soaked bread crumbs, cheese, onion, parsley, egg, garlic and salt in a large bowl. Form mixture into balls slightly larger than golf balls. (They will shrink as they cook.) Lay meatballs out on two nonstick or oiled baking sheets and bake in oven until nicely browned, about 10 minutes.

Transfer meatballs from oven with tongs and place into simmering sauce to combine. Serve meatballs and sauce on top of spaghetti.

April 2006
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