Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs is a pasta dish consisting of spaghetti (a long, thin, and cylindrically shaped pasta that is of Italian origin), tomato sauce, and meatballs. Though spaghetti originated from Italy, it is said that this particular dish was first cooked in New York by Italian immigrants. However, there are claims that a similar version of this dish was served in Sicily even before it became famous in the USA.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

This can be considered as a healthy food. The crushed tomatoes produces Lycopene (cancer fighting agents) when cooked for a certain period of time. Herbs such as fresh basil and parsley also contribute to the health benefits of this dish. In addition, baked meatballs contain less oil and fat compared to the fried ones.

Try this Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe.

Spaghetti and Meatballs
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Serves: 5
  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup beef broth or stock
  • 24 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Chinese parsley, chopped
  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce1 egg, beaten
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1 piece raw egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, 2 cloves garlic, egg, salt and pepper then mix thoroughly.
  3. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and mold until a spherical shape is formed. Continue this step until the mixture is consumed.
  4. Arrange the molded mixture in a greased baking tray then preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat a cooking pot then pour-in olive oil.
  6. When the oil is hot enough, sauté the garlic and onions.
  7. Pour-in the crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil.
  8. Add the beef stock, parsley, and basil then simmer for 15 minutes.
  9. Put-in the ¼ cup parmesan cheese and baked meatballs them simmer for 5 minutes
  10. Place on top of the cooked spaghetti then serve. Share and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 5


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  1. pde po ba na nde lagyan ng worcesteshire sauce?

  2. chris allarde says:

    Aside from burgers and fries, I have to say that I enjoy eating Italian food a lot. I remember growing up in NJ I would go to this Pizza place and order Spaghetti and Meatballs and they would serve you with humongas meatballs. Here the best place you can get that is at Sbarros. Did you know also that when the Italian’s came to America as Immigrants they brought over their taste and flavors. And I read somewhere that the story of Spaghetti and Meatballs goes like this again when the Italian’s came to America they brought over their taste and flavors so they brought over there pasta and put tomato sauce on it. And the story goes it was when they decided to put put a meatball on the pasta so according to the story that’s where Spaghetti and Meatballs goes.

  3. thanks sa recipe, i’ll try this out. Now that i found your site, matutuloy na ang plan ko to cook many dishes :)

  4. This food looks delicious.. thanx for the recipes, i’ll try it 😀

  5. Toni, this is good for 5 to 7 persons.

  6. tnx sa recipes..

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