Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs

There are times that you just cant beat a good spaghetti recipe. I have been using the same super easy spagetti recipe from the tiem Brandon and I got married. This week I decided to be adventurous and decided to try out this Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe I came accross.

Prep: 15 Min Cook Time: 20 Min


1/4 Cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup sun-dried tomato pesto 1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 pound ground Italian sausage 1 tablespoon canola oil
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 jar meatless spaghetti sauce or your own spaghetti sauce recipe
additional grated Parmesan cheese, optional

In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, pesto and egg. Add sausage; mix lightly but thoroughly.

Shape into 1 1/4 inch balls. In a large skillet, cook meatballs in oil over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until cooked through, turning occasionally.

Remove meatballs from pan and drain on paper towels. Discard oil drippings from the pan.

Meanwhile cook spaghetti according to directions and drain. Return meatballs to pan and stir in spaghetti sauce; heat through.

When we eat Spaghetti we always have green salad and garlic bread. My kids always eat spaghetti good but they absolutly loved this meatball recipe. They were amazing! Super easy recipe that I know you will love. Let me know in the comments if you try the recipe and how your family liked it.

Baked Spaghetti

I tried this recipe for the first time tonight and it was a hit.  Really quick and easy and the kids really liked it.


1 (16 ounce) package spaghetti
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 (32 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce (I actually made my normal spaghetti sauce)
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
5 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cups small curd cottage cheese, divided
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.


2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain.


3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef and onion until meat is browned and onions are soft and translucent, about 7 minutes. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and seasoned salt.


4. Whisk eggs, Parmesan cheese, and butter in a large bowl. Mix in spaghetti to egg mixture and toss to coat.


5. Place half the spaghetti mixture into baking dish. Top with half the cottage cheese, mozzarella, and meat sauce. Repeat layers. Cover with aluminum foil.


6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes longer.