Spaghetti and Meatballs

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by MamaMeg

I found a similar recipe on and it got awesome reviews over there. I added a few things and made some adaptations and this is what I came up with. This is the best I've ever had!

Top Review by Ann Rotatori

I only made the sauce but it was a hit. The recipe seems to miss adding a few ingredients so when it was time to add ingredients to the onions I added all the way through the tomato paste. I don't like sweet tomato sauce so I only used 2 teaspoons of sugar rather than 2 tablespoons. Next time I will cut the red pepper in half to make it more kid friendly. I made the RAO Family Meatballs from recipe 41176 and they were a great pair.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown onions and garlic in olive oil over medium high heat until the onions are translucent.
  2. While that is cooking, cut the whole tomatoes in fairly large chunks, saving all liquid.
  3. Add the next five ingredients.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 90 minutes.
  5. To make the meatballs:Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix with your hands, trying not to overly handle the meat. Shape mixture into balls. How many you get will depend on how big you make them. I generally get about 24-25 bouncy ball sized meatballs. Refrigerate.
  6. After the sauce has simmered 90 minutes add the meatballs and simmer another 30 minutes.

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