Spaghetti and Chipotle Meatballs


Zing up your usual pasta and meatballs with this Latin twist on an Italian staple.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 (7 ounce) can minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or to taste

  • 1 bunch green onions, minced

  • ¼ cup bread crumbs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, or to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti

  • 1 (15 ounce) can spaghetti sauce

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


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

  2. Mix the ground beef, chipotle peppers with the adobo sauce, green onions, bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Roll the mixture into balls the size of cherry tomatoes. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 30 minutes.

  4. While the meatballs bake, bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and return to a boil. Cook until tender but still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  5. Pour the spaghetti sauce in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook until hot, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the cooked meatballs and stir to coat. Ladle over the drained spaghetti and top with the grated Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

662 Calories
23g Fat
72g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 662
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 1199mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 719mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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