Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a very tasty dish that I've had lots of compliments on, even tho I cheat and use jarred sauce (shhh)...I think the slow simmering of the flavorful meatballs really makes this taste homemade all the way!!! This makes a lot, so I usually use the leftovers to make meatball subs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sauce in a large saucepan and simmer over medium heat.
  2. In large bowl mix beef, eggs, crumbs, parsley, garlic, salt and Parmesan.
  3. Shape into 18 meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs in simmering sauce.
  5. When sauce returns to a simmer, cover and cook 30-35 minutes (or more!) till cooked through.
  6. Serve sauce and meatballs over warm spaghetti.
Most Helpful

Thank you for this great 5-Star recipe! I hadn't made spaghetti & meatballs for over 25 yrs. because it took too much time & effort. This recipe is so quick & easy I can't help but make it often. I added a bit of chopped onion and just a tiny bit of chopped garlic, instead of a whole clove the 2nd time I made this recipe. I used my cookie scoop to shape the meatballs & it made things go even quicker.

marliet May 11, 2010

I made this one night when there was practically nothing left to eat in the house. My husband loved them! **Edited/updated** I have made these several times now, and although I like the easiness of simmering them in the sauce, we just don't like how oily it gets from the beef. The flavor is delicious, though! I always bake the meatballs for about 20 minutes and drain the fat off - then I add them to the sauce and simmer for a few more minutes. Thanks for sharing!

princessbride029 April 24, 2009

super easy and AMAZING!!! my husband usually criticizes my cooking but he absolutely loved this! i added a bit of cayenne pepper to the meatballs---tastes even better the next day!

yehokey June 17, 2010