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Easy Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs

This easy homemade spaghetti and meatballs recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Prep the meatballs the day before and then pop them in the oven when it’s time for dinner!

This easy homemade spaghetti and meatballs recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Prep the meatballs the day before and then pop them in the oven when it's time for dinner!

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When I was a kid, my mom made spaghetti a lot. It was easy, cheap and pretty good for those days when you needed to get dinner on the table quickly. My mom worked a lot – her full-time day job and then nights and weekends to take care of my siblings and I.

It’s still a wonder to me how she put in all of those hours, helped us with our homework and somehow had dinner on the table still.

When I started planning my Easy Weeknight Meal Plan for Peapod, I knew I had to include this easy homemade spaghetti and meatballs recipe. It’s just the kind of meal my mom would have made for us and one she would love now.

Not that I’m a creative eater now, but I definitely wasn’t then. It was noodles, marinara sauce and maybe a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Now, I still want to eat spaghetti sometimes but I needed to step it up.

Enter these delicious meatballs.

This easy homemade spaghetti and meatballs recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Prep the meatballs the day before and then pop them in the oven when it's time for dinner!

Easy Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs

This meatball recipe is really easy to make and you’re going to be so happy to make them. You can prep the meatballs the night before and then throw them in the oven when you get home from work.

Also, this makes enough meatballs for some serious leftovers. I like to put all of the meatballs in the hot sauce, use half of them with the spaghetti, and save the rest for the next day. Some French bread and some mozzarella slices and you have easy open faced meatball sandwiches.

I created this recipe as part of my partnership with Peapod and the recipe website FromthePod.com. I’m part of a group of great food bloggers creating awesome recipes with Peapod in mind.

This recipe for easy homemade spaghetti and meatballs is part of a weekly meal plan I created. I’ll be sharing two more recipes from my meal plan this week, or go to FromthePod.com now for the entire plan.

I love that you can go to any of the recipes on their website and have that recipe’s ingredients put right in your shopping cart. Then all you have to do is unselect the items you already have in your kitchen.

This easy homemade spaghetti and meatballs recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Prep the meatballs the day before and then pop them in the oven when it's time for dinner!

This easy homemade spaghetti and meatballs recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Prep the meatballs the day before and then pop them in the oven when it's time for dinner!

Easy Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs

Yield: 40 meatballs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This easy homemade spaghetti and meatballs recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. Prep the meatballs the day before and then pop them in the oven when it's time for dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti noodles
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar pasta sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together ground beef, ground pork, egg, panko bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, nutmeg, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Form into 1-inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until meatballs are browned and cooked through.
  5. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook spaghetti noodles to package directions. Remove from heat and drain, setting aside.
  6. Heat pasta sauce in a medium saucepan. When hot, add cooked meatballs and toss in sauce.
  7. Serve cooked spaghetti noodles with the cooked meatballs.

Notes

 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 254mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 22g
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Miz Helen

Monday 6th of November 2017

There is nothing like a nice homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs. Your Meatballs look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Antonia

Monday 6th of November 2017

Pure comfort food! Your meatballs look amazing! Thank you for bringing your delicious spaghetti and meatballs to the party! Happy Fiesta Friday!

Theresa

Monday 6th of November 2017

One of our favorite comfort food dinners. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives pinned & sharing.

Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook

Sunday 5th of November 2017

When I cook spaghetti, I always leave big chunks of beef. I haven't tried making with meatballs, but I am sure I would love the idea. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

Carrie @ Carrie's Home Cooking

Wednesday 1st of November 2017

This looks divine! We just started the Whisk It Wednesday link party and I thought you might be interested in sharing there too! Thanks, Carrie

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