5 Star Spaghetti & meatballs

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This came from a dear friend of mine's mother. She makes it for her family and the grown children always ask for take home containers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the sausage in a medium pan.
  2. Strain the tomatoes and finely crush what's left into the sauce pan.
  3. Add the water and the meatballs and simmer for at least 2 hours; chill, then remove the fat as one layer.
  4. Reheat and serve over your favorite pasta or on hoagie buns for meatball subs-- freezes well.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicious spaghetti & meatballs! I checked this recipe over and over, to see if I overlooked basil or oregano for the sauce, but made it as posted and it was fabulous - the sausage added so much flavor, I wouldn't change a thing. The meatballs were very flavorful and soft, not rock hard like I'm used to making (LOL), thanks to cooking them right in the sauce. I highly recommend this.

5 5

This is my new favorite. Absolutely delish. Thanks for posting.

5 5

Excellent! We think this would also be very good without the meatballs (with just the italian sausage).
We're planning on canning a big batch of the sauce without adding the italian sausage because the sauce tastes so wonderful! We'll use it as our italian red sauce.
Note: we used the drainage from the crushed tomatoes as part of our water base.