Spaghetti With Small Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe is from a Pasquale cookbook and is the one my girls enjoy the most.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ground meat, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, nutmeg and chili powder, then form the mixture into small balls with the palms of your hands.
  2. Heat oil in frying pan, and cook onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the meatballs and brown all over.
  3. Add tomatoes, stock, wine, tomato paste, garlic powder, and salt & pepper, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Place cooked pasta on a heated platter. Pour some sauce and meat balls over the pasta. Sprinkle with grated cheese and serve immediately.
  5. Note: Sometimes I will make extra meatballs and flash freeze them, then store them in plastic bags. When I'm ready to use them, I make the sauce and add the frozen meatballs to the sauce allowing for a longer cooking time.
Most Helpful

By far the best meatballs with spaghetti I have had!

missmnagy June 16, 2013

What a nice spaghetti! I made as directed but halved the recipe for 2 of us. Loved the flavor of the meatballs - they were very flavorful. Next time I think that I would double the sauce because we love lots of sauce on our spaghetti. Thanks Chef Gorete for a nice keeper. Made for Fall PAC 2012.

lazyme October 16, 2012