The Ultimate Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

"This is the absolute best tasting spaghetti and meatballs. Be aware, however, it takes A LOT of time to prepare, but is well worth it."
The Ultimate Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe created by JayBee85
Ready In:
2hrs 5mins



  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. To make meatballs, beat eggs lightly with a fork, add milk and bread, and let it stand for 5 minutes so the bread is moist.
  • Add ground beef, onion, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Blend together well. Shape the mixture into meatballs (for some reason, making little tiny bite-sized meatballs makes them taste better, but takes up a lot of time as well).
  • Place the meatballs on a greased cookie sheet in the oven for 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the meatballs.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a really big pot over med-high heat. Add the garlic and onion and saute until it's a light golden brown. Add the plum tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, basil, pepper, and the water to the pot. Make sure to crush up the tomatoes a bit with a spoon. Bring mixture to boil, then reduce heat to low. Continue simmering for half an hour.
  • When meatballs are done, remove them from the cookie sheet and put them into the sauce mixture. Cover and simmer them in the sauce for about an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • 20 minutes before the sauce is done, boil the spaghetti. Serve sauce and meatballs over the noodles and sprinkle with parmesan.
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  1. LouLouIzSpoiled
    I loved the meatballs, but found the sauce to be a little sweet from the sugar. I think next time I will cut it down to 1 tsp. sugar. We enjoyed it, but will make again with a little tweaking.
  2. silvercreekkhc
    This is the best. I have never been real good at spaghetti. My husband has only ever been fond of his ex-wifes! He says that was the only thing she could cook. Now mine are better!! Thank you very much!! I omitted the onions and used crushed tomatoes instead, YUM!!
  3. edsmom911
    excellant recipe. Takes some time, but worth it. I really love the sauce.
  4. Meridien
    Fantastic recipe! It gave enough for 2 dinners and the kids just love the meatballs (as did the adults)! I don't think I'll be making meatballs any other way, because I've tried many meatball recipes that just didn't cut it. I followed everything to the letter except I used brown sugar and added a big splash of red wine.
  5. JayBee85
    The Ultimate Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe Created by JayBee85

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