Homemade Spaghetti & Meatballs

August 1, 2012 by momadvice

For a satisfying dinner-time celebration, try this recipe for homemade spaghetti and meatballs.


preparation time
0 mins

cook time




0.75 cup onion chopped

5 cloves garlic minced

0.25 cup olive oil

28 ounces whole peeled tomatoes 2 cans, undrained

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoons white sugar

6 ounces tomato paste 1 can

0.75 teaspoons basil dried

0.5 teaspoons black pepper

0.5 cup plain breadcrumbs

0.5 cup fresh flat leaf parsley chopped

4 large eggs lightly beaten

2 tablespoons whole milk

2 tablespoons ketchup

1.5 cup Romano or Parmesan, grated

1.5 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoons black pepper freshly ground

1 pounds Italian turkey sausage meat removed from casings

1 pounds ground beef


To Make Sauce

Saute onion and garlic in 1/4 cup olive oil until onion is translucent. Stir in tomatoes, salt, and sugar. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer one hour and thirty minutes. Stir in tomato paste, basil and pepper and simmer an additional thirty minutes. Gently break apart the tomatoes with the back of a wooden spoon. Five to ten minutes before serving, add meatballs. Serve over a big bowl of your favorite pasta.

To Make Meatballs

(This recipe makes enough for a double batch, half to eat and half to freeze.) In a medium bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, parsley, eggs, milk, ketchup, Romano cheese, salt and pepper. Add the turkey and ground beef, then gently stir to combine. Make your meatballs the standard size and put them on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for ten to fifteen minutes. When done cooking, drop the baked meatballs into the sauce for a few minutes.


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