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Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe.

The most amazing recipe for classic Italian inspired Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe. Big, juicy and tender homemade meatballs in a quick pasta sauce and served over a bed of spaghetti. 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword spaghetti and meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 497kcal
Author Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • ½ box uncooked spaghetti pasta (8 oz)
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

meatballs-

  • 1 ½ lbs ground meat (beef, pork, turkey or Italian sausage)
  • ½ medium onion, finely grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ Tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp oil, for sautéing, divided

Sauce-

  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 (14 oz each) canned diced tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper

Instructions

Prepare meatballs-

  • Grate onion on the small protruding holes’ side of the grater.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for meatballs.
  • Form 1 - 1 ½ inch round meatballs, packing meatballs tightly as you are shaping them, yields about 18 meatballs.
  • Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil half the oil. Once hot, add the meatballs. Cook meatballs until fully cooked, cook the second batch. with remaining oil.

Prepare Sauce-

  • In a skillet, sauté the finely chopped onion with oil and butter.
  • Once onions are cooked, add diced tomatoes, water, garlic and seasonings (minus fresh basil). Simmer on low for about 5 minutes.
  • Puree the marinara sauce with a hand mixer or blender until desired consistency.
  • Add back to the skillet. Add meatballs and fresh basil to sauce, simmer 10-12 minutes over low heat. 

Prepare Meatballs and Spaghetti-

  • While meatballs are simmering, cook spaghetti per package instructions. Drain and toss with 2 Tbsp butter. 
  • Serve spaghetti and meatballs with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 783mg | Potassium: 396mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7.3% | Vitamin C: 3.9% | Calcium: 7.5% | Iron: 15.4%