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Spaghetti And Meatballs Recipe

The perfect spaghetti and meatballs recipe is waiting for you to enjoy! Picky eaters, kids...everyone, will absolutely love this comfort food!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword How Do I Make Spaghetti And Meatballs Recipe, How To Make Spaghetti And Meatballs Recipe, Spaghetti And Meatballs Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 1247kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 4 slices hearty white sandwich bread, torn into small pieces
  • 3/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage,
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef, 80/20
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup carrot, finely grated
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup water

Pasta:

  • 16 ounces spaghetti, cooked per package instructions

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic then saute until onions are translucent 7-10 minutes. Stir in Italian seasoning and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Set aside and cool.
  • In a large bowl, add milk and bread and let sit for 10 minutes. Mash with a fork then stir the cooled onion mixture and combine.  Add remaining ingredients and knead to combine. 
  • Form mixture into 2 1/2 inch meatballs ( you should have approximately 16 meatballs ), place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 20 minutes. 
  • While meatballs are baking make the sauce. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and carrot and saute until onions are translucent 7-10 minutes.
  • Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 40-60 minutes. Add the oven browned meatballs to the sauce, do not stir, and continue to simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Serve meatballs and sauce over cooked pasta, passing the extra sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 1247kcal | Carbohydrates: 144g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 1466mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 1590IU | Vitamin C: 105.7mg | Calcium: 600mg | Iron: 20.5mg