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Easy Dinner: Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Easy dinner tonight? Spaghetti and meatballs is your answer!

What is more easy for a weeknight diner than that? This week I’m doing potty training with my son. So having an easy dinner always is the way to go. Plus my son and my husband love my homemade meatballs.

I keep it simple. But I always use grass fed beef. Then I mix the ground beef with a few spices, an egg and bread crumbs. Roll the mixture into small balls and bake. Then cook some pasta and heat my favorite organic marinara sauce. Dinner is ready in about 40 minutes.

Yummy, homemade, delicious, and on the table in no time at all.

Enjoy and have a great dinner!!!

Ingredients: 

1 lb. spaghetti

1 (24 oz/ 680 grams) jar marinara sauce

1 lb. ground beef (I prefer grass feed beef)

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

1/3 cup plain bread crumbs

1 egg

2 teaspons dry parsley

1 teasponns dry basil

3-4 garlic cloves minced

1 small onion grated

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Prepare:

  • Preheat oven to 400oF.
  • Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil (I usually use nonstick aluminum foil), or drizzle some olive oil on the cookie sheet.
  • In a large bowl, add ground beef and all the other ingredients listed, except pasta sauce and spaghetti.

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  • Mix well with your hands.
  • Shape into 20-22 balls (I usually don’t make giant ones).

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  • Place meatballs on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake meatballs for 18-20 minutes or until no longer pink.

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* While meatballs are baking, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and add some olive oil to prevent the pasta from sticking together.

  • Add marinara sauce in a large pot, and heat over low heat.
  • Add baked meatballs to the sauce and let it cook for another 5 minutes.

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  • Place spaghetti on plate and top with sauce and meatballs.
  • Garnish with extra grated parmesan cheese and some fresh basil.

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  • Serve immediately with a slice of garlic bread.

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**To freeze meatballs: after shaping into balls, place the meatballs on a cookie sheet and freeze overnight. The next day, store meatballs in a freezer bag. Keep in the freezer for about 2 months.

*If you try my recipe, please don’t forget to share your pictures with me on Instagram tagging me @fabi_recipes. I love seeing pictures :).

Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

1 lb. spaghetti

1 (24 oz/ 680 grams) jar marinara sauce

1 lb. ground beef (I prefer grass feed beef)

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

1/3 cup plain bread crumbs

1 egg

2 teaspons dry parsley

1 teasponns dry basil

3-4 garlic cloves minced

1 small onion grated

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prepare:

  • Preheat oven to 400oF.
  • Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil (I usually use nonstick aluminum foil), or drizzle some olive oil on the cookie sheet.
  • In a large bowl, add ground beef and all the other ingredients listed, except pasta sauce and spaghetti.
  • Mix well with your hands.
  • Shape into 20-22 balls (I usually don’t make giant ones)
  • Place meatballs on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake meatballs for 18 minutes or until no longer pink.

* While meatballs are baking, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and add some olive oil to prevent the pasta from sticking together.

  • Add marinara sauce in a large pot, and heat over low heat.
  • Add baked meatballs to the sauce and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Place spaghetti on plate and top with sauce and meatballs.
  • Garnish with extra grated parmesan cheese and some fresh basil.
  • Serve immediately with a slice of garlic bread :).

**To freeze meatballs: after shaping into balls, place the meatballs on a cookie sheet and freeze overnight. The next day, store meatballs in a freezer bag. Keep in the freezer for about 2 months.

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