Dorothy’s Meatballs and Spaghetti

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

My grandmother’s famous recipe. Much better than any I have ever tasted.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine meatball ingredients, making sure not to overwork.
  2. Form into large balls, about 3 inches diameter (small is not as good).
  3. For sauce, cook onion and garlic in oil for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes.
  5. Add 1 cup water, parsley, tomato paste and spices, and bring to a boil.
  6. Add meatballs, cover, and simmer for 2 hours.
  7. Serve over hot spaghetti.
Most Helpful

I made this dish last night for supper and it was a hit!! Everyone loved the meatballs. Thank you :)

mcleod July 17, 2009

My husband and I made this last night for dinner everyone liked it. My husband said he likes a sweeter sauce. I may try this again anyway. Thanks!

children from A to Z February 04, 2007

Very good! I am quite particular with my veggies and the way I usually eat spaghetti is to eat the noodles with whatever sauce happens to stay on the noodles. But this time I ate all the sauce too. My husband and I were surprised that there wasn't any sauce left on my plate. It was so good we were eating the sauce by itself without noodles.

Laura MeeRan January 07, 2007