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    Favorite Quick & Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

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    50 mins

    5 mins

    45 mins

    BecR's Note:

    I've been enjoying spaghetti all my life! Been to Italy, and have tried numerous versions all around the globe including this one which remains my all-time favorite (perfected over the years by yours truly!). Hope you enjoy, too. Notes: I like to keep a bag of meatballs (see my Frankies Spuntino New York - Italian Meatballs Frankies Spuntino Restaurant New York - Italian Meatballs) on hand in the freezer, for ease of prep. You can use your favorite fresh or frozen prepared meatballs, -or- crumbled & browned ground beef is also fine. Just add a tossed green salad and garlic bread (see Mom's Easy Onion-Parmesan Topped Bread), and a nice bottle of red wine to round out the meal. Salut! Tip: I use a jar of Classico Italian Sausage & Peppers Pasta Sauce, and whole wheat spaghetti noodles (De Cecco), but your favorite pasta sauce and regular spaghetti noodles is fine.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat olive oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the bell peppers, and saute them in the oil until slightly softened (5 to 10 minutes).
    2. 2
      Add spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, red wine, the oregano, basil and garlic. Partially cover pot; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat, partially cover pot and simmer sauce for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile in a separate pot, boil water and prepare noodles al dente; drain.
    5. 5
      Add fresh or frozen meatballs (or browned ground beef) to sauce; cook an additional 10-15 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
    6. 6
      In individual bowls, ladle sauce over hot noodles.
    7. 7
      Serve with grated Parmesan cheese and snipped fresh herbs (such as basil, parsley or oregano) at the table, as desired.
    8. 8
      Great served with a tossed green salad & Mom's Onion Parmesan Bread Mom's Easy Onion-Parmesan Topped Bread, and a nice bottle of red wine!
    9. 9
      Salut!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 06, 2013

      55

      Yum. This had great flavor but think that I would make more sauce next time. Thanks for sharing BecR. Made for Bargain Basement Tag.

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    Nutritional Facts for Favorite Quick & Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Serving Size: 1 (85 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 100.9
     
    Calories from Fat 57
    57%
    Total Fat 6.4 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 1.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 205.3 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.3 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 4.5 g
    18%
    Protein 0.9 g
    1%

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