Mama's Best Ever Spaghetti and Mozzarella Meatballs


Baked homemade meatballs are served over hot spaghetti with lots of sauce and grated Parmesan cheese.

6 servings


  • Olive oil for greasing pan

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar Ragu® Old World Style® Traditional Pasta Sauce

  • 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet with olive oil.

  2. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, mozzarella cheese, and garlic in a medium bowl. Use a 1/4 cup measure or ice cream scoop to portion into 12 to 13 meatballs. Place on prepared baking sheet.

  3. Baked until browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes.

  4. Bring the Ragu® Sauce to a simmer in a 12-inch skillet. Gently place the cooked meatballs into the sauce. Simmer 10 minutes.

  5. Ladle some of the sauce over hot pasta and toss to coat. Serve with more sauce and the meatballs with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

526 Calories
18g Fat
58g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 526
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 1006mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 202mg 16%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 351mg 7%

* 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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