Meatballs in Marinara Sauce Recipe

Meatballs in Marinara Sauce Recipe

How To Make Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Tender, juicy, and flavorful, this meatballs recipe in marinara sauce combines herbs and milk for a filling dish served over pasta.

Preparation: 13 minutes
Cooking: 37 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • ¼cupdry breadcrumbs
  • ¼cupmilk
  • lbsground beef,mixed
  • ½smallonion
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • 1tbspparsley,chopped
  • 1tsporegano,minced
  • 1egg
  • 1tbspsalt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground pepper
  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • cupsmarinara sauce
  • spaghetti,cooked


  1. In a small bowl, soak the breadcrumbs in the milk. In a large bowl, mix the ground meat with the soaked breadcrumbs, the onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, egg, salt, and pepper.

  2. Form the meat mixture into 4 large balls. In a deep nonstick skillet, heat olive oil. Add the meatballs and cook for about 7 minutes over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until browned all over.

  3. Add the marinara sauce to the skillet; cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.

  4. Serve over cooked spaghetti.


  • Calories: 663.44kcal
  • Fat: 46.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.93g
  • Trans Fat: 2.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.72g
  • Fiber: 4.83g
  • Sugar: 14.34g
  • Protein: 35.46g
  • Cholesterol: 166.90mg
  • Sodium: 1152.76mg
  • Calcium: 139.49mg
  • Potassium: 1274.03mg
  • Iron: 5.87mg
  • Vitamin A: 111.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.00mg
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