Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs

Total Time
2hrs 40mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is my husband and childs favorite spaghetti sauce and meatballs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot saute onion and garlic in olive oil until onion is softened.
  2. Add tomato paste and stir into olive oil until completely mixed .
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and tomatoes.
  4. Slowly mix in the 4 cups of water.
  5. Add bay leaves,.
  6. oregano, basil, salt, pepper, sugar and stir well.
  7. Bring to a boil then turn down and simmer for one hour.
  8. For your meatballs combine the beef, finely minced garlic, Italian bread crumbs, basil, oregano, parmesan cheese, eggs, salt and pepper and mix together well.
  9. Shape into 1 inch size meatballs and place on a cookie sheet.
  10. Bake meatballs in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  11. Add meatballs to the sauce after 1 hour of cooking sauce.
  12. Continue to cook the sauce and meatballs 1 more hour or longer if you like.
  13. Uncover the sauce during the last half hour to thicken up the sauce.
  14. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  15. Serve sauce and meatballs over spaghetti.


Most Helpful

Family loves it!!!!The meatballs are great when they first come out of the oven. It is hard not to eat them before putting them in the sauce.

Renee H. February 22, 2007

These meatballs are delicious. I prepared using Prego instead . I also subbed oats for crumbs.My husband said it was the best spaghetti he'd ever had he went on and on . Truly a keeper. Thanks!!! June 08, 2010

The flavor was EXCELENT and the meatballs really made this dish. SO satisfying and SO tasty. The measurment of meatballs to sauce was perfect. Just enough of everything and plenty left over for tomorrow! Thank you for sharing! P.S. - For fun I added mushrooms and a splash of red wine to the sauce before simmering and I browned the meatballs on the stove before putting them in the oven. Turned out fantastic.

Ms. Baker March 06, 2010

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