Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

"This is a very tasty dish that I've had lots of compliments on, even tho I cheat and use jarred sauce (shhh)...I think the slow simmering of the flavorful meatballs really makes this taste homemade all the way!!! This makes a lot, so I usually use the leftovers to make meatball subs."
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  • Place sauce in a large saucepan and simmer over medium heat.
  • In large bowl mix beef, eggs, crumbs, parsley, garlic, salt and Parmesan.
  • Shape into 18 meatballs.
  • Place meatballs in simmering sauce.
  • When sauce returns to a simmer, cover and cook 30-35 minutes (or more!) till cooked through.
  • Serve sauce and meatballs over warm spaghetti.

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  1. Thank you for this great 5-Star recipe! I hadn't made spaghetti & meatballs for over 25 yrs. because it took too much time & effort. This recipe is so quick & easy I can't help but make it often. I added a bit of chopped onion and just a tiny bit of chopped garlic, instead of a whole clove the 2nd time I made this recipe. I used my cookie scoop to shape the meatballs & it made things go even quicker.
  2. I made this one night when there was practically nothing left to eat in the house. My husband loved them! **Edited/updated** I have made these several times now, and although I like the easiness of simmering them in the sauce, we just don't like how oily it gets from the beef. The flavor is delicious, though! I always bake the meatballs for about 20 minutes and drain the fat off - then I add them to the sauce and simmer for a few more minutes. Thanks for sharing!
  3. The meatballs were very tasty and I was surprised with how good things tasted. I used classico rustico reserva roasted garlic sauce and I received no complaints from guest who ate with us.
  4. The quickest, easiest recipe, has become my go-to recipe for meatballs. Have even used it for meatball subs instead of with spaghetti!
  5. Thank you for this tasty and easy-to-make recipe! I had never made meatballs before because I thought they were too much work but this recipe seemed to do the trick and I made them this past week...they were excellent! Thank you!


  1. The meatballs turned our really bad. They were nasty and left a nasty after taste. I dont know what happened. I followed the recipe exactly. Might try again, might not.
  2. I JUST finish making this and after taking the first bite, I've got to say....WOW! I can't believe this actually came out of my kitchen, this is SUCH a wonderful and easy recipe!<br/><br/>I've got to say that I did substitute oregano for parsley, and instead of salt I used adobo seasoning (I'm Dominican, so I use adobo for absolutely EVERYTHING!) I also used grated parmesan cheese according to my liking! This is beautiful, thanks for such a lovely recipe!



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