Spaghetti & Meatballs Kid Style

Recipe by CountryLady
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • MEATBALLS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F& line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Heat a small sauté pan over medium-high heat and heat the olive oil until shimmering.
  • Add the onion, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for 3 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened.
  • Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Combine the cooled onion mix, ground beef, egg, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Mix gently until just combined.
  • Using wet hands, form mixture into 24 balls.
  • Transfer meatballs to the baking sheet.
  • Bake meatballs in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are browned and cooked through.
  • Shift the pans in the oven halfway through cooking time to ensure even browning.
  • SAUCE: Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven (or medium stockpot) over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Sauté vegetables until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and juice, sugar, salt, pepper and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until sauce thickens, about 1 hour.
  • Gently stir meatballs into sauce.
  • Bring sauce and meatballs to a simmer.
  • SPAGHETTI: Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water, according to package directions, until just tender but firm to the bite.
  • Drain and move onto serving platter.
  • Spoon the sauce and meatballs over the pasta.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.