Meatballs in Marinara Sauce Recipe

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Ella Published: June 26, 2021
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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