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Classic Spaghetti and Parmesan Meatballs

Rated as 4.77 out of 5 Stars

"A pasta recipe with homemade Parmesan meatballs in a chunky seasoned tomato sauce."
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55 m servings 483
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine beef, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, parsley, egg, 1 teaspoon garlic and salt in medium bowl. Divide mixture into 12 portions; shape into meatballs and place on aluminum foil-lined shallow baking pan.
  3. Bake 15 minutes or until done (160 degrees F).
  4. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add remaining 2 teaspoons garlic, cook 1 minute more or until fragrant. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, basil and sugar. Bring to a boil. Add meatballs to sauce; gently stir to coat. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain spaghetti; top with sauce and meatballs.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 483 calories; 16.9 53 30 93 1027 Full nutrition

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These are spectacular! Cheesy!

I love this recipe! I make it every week! I only use it for the meatballs though and then just use a jar of Prego. We use our leftovers to make meatball subs! So yummy!

Hubby loved the aroma when he walked in the house after work.

I only made the meatballs in this recipe cause we already have a sauce we love. They were great. Our kids loved them. They said they were the best I have ever made.

Super easy and fresh tasting! Will do again.

This is my go to spaghetti recipe. It’s a family fave!

Great tasting meatballs. Loved baking ahead of time and freezing for a quick meal.

I cook for a large group of senior citizens. they told me two meatballs were great, but the sauce was a bit spicy. my own opinion is it was very good but I like spicy stuff.

Another hit for my husband. He asked me what was in this so two thumbs up for this recipe. I loved how it tasted like great marinara sauce and only made me want pizza.