Homemade Meatballs and Spaghetti

by Sandy Archibald (Geneva, Illinois)

This is a very easy and tasty spaghetti and meatball dish that my kids and husband love! The homemade meatballs consist of ground beef, Italian bread crumbs, eggs and shredded cheeses.

This recipe uses homemade meatballs along with store-bought sauces and pasta, so that you won't need to spend hours cooking.

Of course, if you prefer, you can always replace the jars of sauce with your own homemade sauce.

We even have a recipe for it at the bottom of the page


Homemade Meatballs and Spaghetti Ingredients List

Spaghetti, yum
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup Italian-style fine bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan-asiago-romano-provolone cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 jar (26 oz) Bertolli 5 cheese sauce
  • 1 jar (26 oz) Bertolli marinara sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Italian style tomatoes, diced
  • Spaghetti pasta
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese
Directions:

Mix ground beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, milk, salt, pepper and cheese blend together. Shape meatballs, brown in skillet with some of the olive oil; turn to brown all sides. Remove from skillet. In a large pan brown onions and garlic in a small amount of olive oil. Add jars of pasta sauce and tomatoes. Add meatballs to sauce and simmer on low 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cook spaghetti. Serve spaghetti and meatballs with sauce and top with shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese.

Sometimes if I have a busy day I just make the meatballs and stick everything in a crock pot for the day. No need to brown the meatballs.

Enjoy!

If you want to make the entire meal from scratch, here is my favorite homemade spaghetti sauce recipe. It works well for any pasta dish or pizza when you need a basic red sauce.


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