Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

How To Make Spaghetti and Meatballs

This spaghetti and meatballs recipe is easy to make with beef and pork meatballs simmered in tomato sauce and served over spaghetti noodles.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 45 minutes



  • 1lbspaghetti

For the Sauce:

  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1onion,small, diced
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • 28ozwhole Italian tomatoes,canned
  • 28ozcrushed tomatoes
  • 3tbsptomato paste
  • 1tspItalian Seasoning
  • ½tspcrushed red pepper

For the Meatballs:

  • 1lblean ground beef
  • ½lbground pork
  • cupseasoned bread crumbs
  • ¼cuponion,finely diced
  • 1egg
  • ½tspbasil
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • ½tspsalt & black pepper,to taste
  • ¼cupParmesan cheese,shredded
  • 1tbspolive oil,for frying


  1. Cook onion in olive oil over medium heat until tender for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.

  2. Reduce heat to low, add remaining sauce ingredients with 1 cup of water. Simmer covered for 60 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine all meatball ingredients except olive oil and form 18 meatballs.

  4. In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and add meatballs. Brown on all sides until golden for about 10 minutes.

  5. Add meatballs to sauce, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer until sauce reaches desired consistency.

  6. Serve over spaghetti.


  • Calories: 1813.41kcal
  • Fat: 77.13g
  • Saturated Fat: 36.05g
  • Trans Fat: 0.89g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.06g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 175.96g
  • Fiber: 16.16g
  • Sugar: 28.11g
  • Protein: 104.08g
  • Cholesterol: 208.67mg
  • Sodium: 3248.07mg
  • Calcium: 2124.77mg
  • Potassium: 1978.61mg
  • Iron: 12.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 444.48µg
  • Vitamin C: 49.55mg
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