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Spaghetti with Homemade Meatballs

Homemade meatballs served with store bought sauce makes for an easy gourmet pasta meal!

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword #easy dinner, gluten free spaghetti and meatballs, pasta dinner, spaghetti and meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 16 oz spaghetti, cooked to package instructions (gluten free friends see link above)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons flat leaf parsley, leaves stripped from stems and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon each: each: garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 10 oz ground beef
  • 10 oz ground pork
  • 6 cups your favorite organic spaghetti sauce
  • 2-3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 basil leaves chopped, for garnish


  1. Set a large pot of salted water to boil. While you wait for water to boil, make meatballs:

  2. In a bowl whisk together: egg, chopped parsley, spices, bread crumbs and parmesan

  3. Add meat and combine with hands until well mixed

  4. Use wet hands to form mixture into twelve 2" meatballs

  5. In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil until hot but not smoking

  6. Cook meatballs for five minutes, turning here and there to brown all sides (4-5 minutes) add pasta sauce to pan and bring to a simmer, cooking until meatballs are cooked through (about 5-6 minutes)

  7. Turn off heat and cover

  8. Add pasta to water and cook until pasta is al dente, stir occasionally to prevent sticking

  9. Strain noodles, do not rinse, plate noodles and top with sauce and meat balls. Garnish with chopped basil. Serve with caesar salad linked above and enjoy!