Ultimate Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ultimate Spaghetti and MeatballsRecipe
Kids, adults, college students, neighbors, and even teenagers will love this must-try spaghetti recipe.


4 Servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 986
Fat 46 g
Satfat 13 g
Protein 55 g
Carbohydrate 85 g
Fiber 7 g
Cholesterol 189 mg
Sodium 733 mg


1/2 pound ground beef, preferably chuck
1/2 pound ground veal or turkey
1/2 pound ground pork
2 tablespoons grated onion
1 large egg
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (28 oz.) jar pasta sauce
3/4 pound spaghetti
Grated Parmesan, optional


Combine meats, onion, egg, bread crumbs, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix gently with your hands until well-blended (do not overmix). Shape mixture into 8 meatballs, each about 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook meatballs until brown all over, 6 to 8 minutes, turning carefully with tongs. Remove skillet from heat and carefully pour pasta sauce over meatballs. Place skillet over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook gently until there is no trace of pink in center of meatballs, about 20 minutes.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain well and divide among 4 shallow pasta bowls or plates. Top each portion with 2 meatballs and ladle on sauce. If desired, top with grated Parmesan.