Baked meatball & spaghetti recipe

Definitely a family favorite !

A friend told me a few days ago that he wasn’t a fan of spaghetti and meatballs because they were a staple. And it is – it can get a little boring and dull.


12 ounces spaghetti

3 c sauce marinara

2 cup mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves+for meatballs

8 ounces ground beef

8 ounces ground pork

1 large egg, scrambled

1/4 cup panko

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon ground spices

pinch of nutmeg

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil


-Heat oven 375 degres F .Heat gently in a 9″x 9″ baking pan or cover with non-stick cooking spray.In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, eggs, panko, Parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, allspice, and nutmeg; Add salt and pepper to taste. Utilize a wooden spoon , stir To well combined.

-Roll the mixture into 1/4 to 1/2 inch meatballs, forming about 18-20 meatballs.Heat olive oil in a saucepan on heat.Add the meatballs in portions and fry until golden brown for about 23 minutes.

-Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel; Sit aside.In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; Drain well and stir in the marinara sauce.Add pasta to the prepared baking dish and add meatballs; Sprinkle mozzarella cheese.

-Bake in the oven until bubbles form and heat up completely, about 15-20 minutes.Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
Enjoy !


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