Spaghetti and meatballs

This dish is easy to make and is always a hit with both kids and adults. The great thing about spaghetti and meatballs is that there's really no wrong way to make it. Even picky eaters can find a version that they like. So whether you're in the mood for a comforting meal, give spaghetti and meatballs a try. You might just find that it's your new favorite dish. So read on for the recipe and get cooking!.


1 lb beef (ground beef)
1⁄2 c bread crumbs
1⁄4 c milk
1⁄2 t salt (or to taste, and some more to boil pasta)
1⁄4 t pepper (or to taste)
1 egg
1 T parsley (fresh parsley, chopped)
1⁄2 c cheese (Parmesan cheese, grated)
3 c sauce (pasta sauce or tomato sauce)
1⁄2 lb pasta (spaghetti or preferably long pasta)
  water (to boil the pasta)


Preheat oven to 350º F (175º C). Grease a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, salt, pepper, egg, parsley, garlic, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Mix well and form into meatballs, about 1 1/2-inch each.

Place meatballs on the greased baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.

In a large pot, bring water with a little salt to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Drain and reserve.

Heat the tomato sauce in the pot until boiling. Lower the heat and add the pasta.

Add meatballs to pasta sauce and stir in remaining Parmesan cheese.

Serve and enjoy!

Total time
1 hour, 10 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings


If you use canned pasta or tomato sauce, you will need a 26 ounce jar.

You can season the meatballs with other herbs an spices and add other ingredients, such as onion or garlic, finely chopped.

You could substitute the ground beef used to make meatballs with ground chicken, ground turkey or ground pork.

Use other types of pasta.


For many people, spaghetti and meatballs is the quintessential Italian dish. It's a classic comfort food that can be made in a variety of ways. Some people like their spaghetti and meatballs with a thick tomato sauce, while others prefer a lighter tomato broth. Some like to add lots of garlic and herbs, while others prefer to keep it simple.