Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

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 Spaghetti and meatballs Recipe – Tender and Juicy Chicken Meatballs drooling over an amazing Spaghetti sauce is something that will make anyone rave about. This steamy hot classic dish on a date night is simply the definition of love and comfort food.spaghetti and meatballs recipe served in the bowl

How did Spaghetti with Meatballs Recipe begin?

Spaghetti and meatballs recipe is an Italian-American dish comprising of its 3 superheroes – spaghetti, meatballs, and tomato-based marinara sauce.

It all evolved to satisfy the taste buds of the Americans with, of course, the Italian touch, into a dish filled with a perfect combination of flavors and textures, which were well thought and perfected.

Reason to love this Spaghetti Meatballs:

Spaghetti and Meatballs is classic comfort food that makes a great family meal.

The intense sauce filled with an explosion of flavors will compliment your palate.

It’s a great recipe for go-to meal parties or when you’re hosting one at home because it freezes and reheats well.

How to make Spaghetti and meatballs: 

cooked pasta in white colanderCook your spaghetti pasta according to the package instruction and set aside.

To make Chicken Meatballs Recipe: 

chicken meatballs ingredientsIngredients to make chicken meatballs are taken.
minced chicken, spices and bread are in green bowlTake minced chicken in the mixing bowl. Add soaked bread, chili flakes, pepper powder, thyme, minced garlic, thyme, salt, and oregano.
spiced minced chicken in green bowlMix them
minced chicken with grated parmesan in green bowlAdd grated parmesan cheese and olive oil.
spiced minced chicken in green bowlCombine them with the minced chicken.
chicken ball is rolled in palmPinch out a small lemon sized minced chicken and roll them between your palm (apply olive oil if you need) to make a small ball. Make all the chicken balls and keep them ready.
chicken meatballs are fried in oil in sauce panHeat oil in the saucepan, Fry the meatballs for 3 to 5 minutes over a medium flame or until the meatballs turns to a light golden color.
fried meatballs in green bowlFry all the chicken meatballs recipe and set them aside.

To make Spaghetti Sauce: 

minced garlic is being cooked in oil in sauce panLet’s make Spaghetti sauce: To the same saucepan with the leftover olive oil, add minced garlic. Stir fry the garlic for 1 or 2 minutes.
chopped onion in sauce panAdd chopped onion, salt, and cook them till the onions translucent.
tomato puree in sauce panAdd tomato puree
tomato puree with spices in sauce panStir in the spices and dry herbs.
spaghetti sauce is cooked in sauce panCover and cook for 5 minutes.
meatballs and spaghetti sauce in sauce panAdd the fried meatballs.
chicken meatballs are cooked in spaghetti sauceCover and cook for 10 to12 minutes or a thin glaze of oil appears on top.
cooked spaghetti is in sauce panAdd the cooked pasta.
spaghetti and meatballs are in sauce panToss the pasta in the spaghetti sauce., sprinkle some fresh basil if you have. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan and serve. 

spaghetti and meatballs served in green bowl

Expert Tips

When choosing spaghetti, try to look for whole-grain spaghetti or whole-wheat pasta to get the most of the nutrients and fiber

For tender meatballs, the secret ingredient is bread; preferably white bread; if not, you can use whole wheat or soft sliced bread

I have used chicken for this recipe. To get the best flavourful meatballs, the secret lies in the combination of meats, You can use the combination of minced beef and pork.

If you’re making meatballs in larger batches, baking them ensures even cooking; while baking is simple and will save you a few calories, pan-frying is the fastest way to cook meatballs.

Health Benefits

1. Spaghetti is a source of fiber, especially whole-grain spaghetti.

High Fibre intake helps your immune system to fight infections and is essential for a healthy digestive system.

2. It also makes you feel full after meals, thereby helping you to eat less and maintain a healthy weight.

3. A serving of marinara sauce provides Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and iron.

Note

1. The amount of spaghetti you have is what scores for you as a healthy meal.

2. If you’re following a gluten-free diet, you can try to find gluten-free pasta made from corn or rice.

3. To pay homage to the Italian roots, you can spice up the heat of the meatballs by adding red pepper flakes.

Apart from that, your choices are endless, to experiment with the spices and flavor for the meatballs.

FAQS:

1. How best can you serve spaghetti meatballs?

Spaghetti and meatballs serve best with Garlic bread or a salad and for the wine lovers, go Italian – Italian wine.

2. Can raw meatballs be cooked directly in the sauce?

Adding raw meatballs to the sauce and gently simmering till cooked gives tender meatballs and also infuses the sauce with the meaty flavor (provided, it is slow-cooked)

3. How ahead of time, can you prepare the meatballs and the sauce?

Up to 3 days before, the meatballs and the sauce can be prepared and set to freeze

On the day of serving, the spaghetti is to be cooked and tossed into the meatballs and sauce (after it has been heated until piping hot)  

Recipes you may like to try:

Alfredo Pasta

Vegetarian Baked Ziti

Chicken Lasagna

Pasta Carbonara

Easy Chicken Parmigiana

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Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Diet: Halal

Description

Tender and Juicy Meatballs dipped in a volcano of fiber-filled Spaghetti and drooling over an amazing sauce is something I can’t stop drooling about. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 100 grams of Spaghetti

To make chicken Meatballs:

  • 1/2 kg Minced chicken
  • 1.5 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon mixed herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 bread slice (soaked in water)

To Fry the Chicken meatballs:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • To make Spaghetti sauce:
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil (leftover meatball fried oil)
  • 2 tablespoon garlic (minced)
  • 1 onion (large)
  • 4 cups of tomato puree.
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed herbs.

Instructions

  1. Cook your spaghetti pasta according to the package instruction and set aside.

To make chicken meatballs:

  1. Take minced chicken in the mixing bowl. Add soaked bread, chili flakes, pepper powder, thyme, minced garlic, thyme, salt, and oregano, grated parmesan cheese, and olive oil.
  2. Combine them with the minced chicken.
  3. Pinch out a small lemon sized minced chicken and roll them between your palm (apply olive oil if you need) to make a small ball. Make all the chicken balls and keep them ready.
  4. Heat oil in the saucepan, Fry the meatballs for 3 to 5 minutes over a medium flame or until the meatballs turns to a light golden color.
  5. Fry all the chicken meatballs and set them aside.

Let’s make Spaghetti sauce:

  1. To the same saucepan with the leftover olive oil, add minced garlic. Stir fry the garlic for 1 or 2 minutes.
  2. Add chopped onion, salt, and cook them till the onions translucent.
  3. Add tomato puree. Stir in the spices and dry herbs.
  4. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the fried chicken meatballs.
  6. Cover and cook for 10 to12 minutes or a thin glaze of oil appears on top.
  7. Add the cooked pasta. Toss the pasta in the spaghetti sauce., sprinkle some fresh basil if you have.
  8. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan and serve.

Notes

Expert Tips

  • When choosing spaghetti, try to look for whole-grain spaghetti or whole-wheat pasta to get the most of the nutrients and fiber
  • For tender meatballs, the secret ingredient is bread; preferably white bread; if not, you can use whole wheat or soft sliced bread
  • To get the best flavourful meatballs, the secret lies in the combination of meats
  • If you’re making meatballs in larger batches, baking them ensures even cooking; while baking is simple and will save you a few calories, pan-frying is the fastest way to cook meatballs
  • Category: Maincourse
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: spaghetti and meatballs recipe, chicken meatballs recipe, spaghetti and meatballs.

 

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4 Comments

  1. I made this once with both meats and a second time only with beef. We liked the all meets version better, less “hearty” and the sauce was delicate and tasty. Nice work and thank you..

  2. I love your recipe. I have a question can I use basil or parsley?

    1. Nithya Narasimhan says:

      Yes Arion, preferred Basil, incase not available you can use parsley.. Thank you

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