Steph’s Foods

Spaghetti and Meatballs

4 servings


1 hour

total time


1 lb. spaghetti

1 lb. ground beef

1/3 c. bread crumbs

1/4 c. finely chopped parsley

1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving

1 large egg

2 garlic cloves, minced

Kosher salt

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 c. onion, finely chopped

1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes

1 bay leaf

Freshly ground black pepper


In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain.

In a large bowl, combine beef with bread crumbs, parsley, Parmesan, egg, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes. Mix until just combined then form into 16 balls.

In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer meatballs to a plate.

Add onion to pot and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Return meatballs to pot and cover. Simmer until sauce has thickened, 8 to 10 minutes.

Serve pasta with a healthy scoop of meatballs and sauce. Top with Parmesan before serving.


Serving Size




Total Fat

144 g

Saturated Fat

48 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

5 g


533 mg


4556 mg

Total Carbohydrate

404 g

Dietary Fiber

35 g

Total Sugars

54 g


177 g

4 servings


1 hour

total time
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