Spaghetti with Chicken Pine Nut Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

These meatballs are cooked in a thin tomato sauce that is soaked up by the spaghetti so the meatballs remain the star of the meal. Feel free to add any sauteed or roasted veggies that you would normally add to your spaghetti sauce if you wish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl combine chicken, onion, egg, kethcup, bread crumbs, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, garlic and basil.
  2. Mix very well.
  3. Form mixture into 1.
  4. 5 inch balls.
  5. Place meatballs into a large skillet and brown meatballs over medium-high.
  6. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook about 15 minutes, or until meatballs are no longer pink in the center.
  7. Drain any oil in pan.
  8. Combine tomato juice, grape jelly, chili sauce, and optional ingredients, if using, in large pot.
  9. Bring to a boil and add meatballs.
  10. Reduce heat to medium low and cook, covered, for 20 minutes.
  11. Combine pasta and meatball mixture.
  12. Garnish with fresh parsley.


Most Helpful

I just made the meatballs and they had lots of flavor! My dinner guests enjoyed them, too. Next time I will try the sauce. Thanks Daphne for posting.

Roxygirl in Colorado July 19, 2007

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