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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs - the classic comfort food that never goes out of style. This easy and delicious recipe will become your family favorite!

Get your kids or grandkids involved with making easy homemade meatballs and marinara sauce. This is one my granddaughter's favorite meal so we had fun making the recipe and video together.

Spaghetti and Meatballs



1 lb ground meat ( beef, chicken, sausage, turkey, pork or combo of meats)

1/2 onion, grated or finely chopped

2-3 garlic cloves, grated or minced

1/2 cup breadcrumbs or panko

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 large egg

1/4 cup milk

2-3 Tablespoons parsley or basil, minced

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 - 3/4 cup flour to dredge meatballs

2-3 Tablespoons oil ( olive, avocado, etc)


1 Tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion, diced or grated

2-3 garlic cloves, minced or grated

2 (28oz) cans crushed tomatoes ( use 1 can if using 1/2 box of spaghetti)



Spaghetti pasta

Serving: parsley or basil and parmesan cheese

Directions: In a large bowl, grate onions and garlic (or finely chop). Add ground meat, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg, milk, parsley, or basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and gently mix together.

Add flour to a plate or bowl. Form mixture into 1-1 1/2 inch size meatballs and roll in the flour to coat. Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil in a large skillet or pot. Cook meatballs in batches on all sides until browned, about 5-6 minutes. Set aside on a plate.

In the same pot, sauté onions and garlic for a few minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to get any brown bits. Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil. Add meatballs, cover with lid, and simmer for at least 30 minutes, stirring often. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.

Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions for al dente. Add spaghetti to sauce and cook 1-2 minutes, gently stirring together. ( optional: stir in some parmesan cheese).

Place on serving platter and garnish with basil or parsley and parmesan cheese.


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