Spaghetti and Meatballs


For  Single recipe    (Makes 20 to 25 One-inch meatballs)

Ingredients For Meatballs:


Spaghetti Noodles:



  1. Mix together meatball ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium heat.
  3. Shape meat mixture into 1-inch diameter balls.
  4. Fry meatballs 2 to 5 minutes per side, or until lightly brown.
  5. Add marinara sauce to pan.
  6. Bring to simmer, turn heat to low.
  7. Cover and simmer on low for 45 minutes to an hour.
  8. Cook spaghetti noodles according to directions on package.
  9. Serve meatballs over cooked spaghetti noodles.
  10. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.


The day before you make spaghetti with meatballs why not put together a sponge so that you can serve a fresh, warm loaf of French bread with your meal?

Another compliment to your meal could be Caesar salad with croutons or a bowl of crisp salad greens topped with Italian salad dressing and croutons.

Note on marinara sauce: If you do not want to make your own marinara, consider buying a reputable name brand sauce that uses organic ingredients. Look for a brand that has a very basic, healthy list of ingredients. I buy organic marinara sauce for those times of the year when I'm not able to grow my own tomatoes and make my own sauce.

Do Ahead Tip: After simmering, meatballs and sauce can be covered and refrigerated no longer than 2 days or frozen for no longer than 4 months.

To serve frozen meatballs and sauce, cover and heat over medium heat, turning occasionally, until thawed, about 20 to 30 minutes.

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