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Mom's Spaghetti and Meatballs
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14 INGREDIENTS • 9 STEPS • 40MINS

Mom's Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Not your mom’s spaghetti and meatballs...or is it? This is the comfort food from your childhood memories. The saucy al dente pasta with a bite covered in tangy marinara and the fluffy and tender meatballs are the perfect pair. The secret to a tender meatball is breadcrumb and a combination of different meat. With this secret, you’ll have the perfect meatballs every time! What’s even better? It’s the perfect easy recipe for a busy weeknight that will make the whole family happy.
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Not your mom’s spaghetti and meatballs...or is it? This is the comfort food from your childhood memories. The saucy al dente pasta with a bite covered in tangy marinara and the fluffy and tender meatballs are the perfect pair. The secret to a tender meatball is breadcrumb and a combination of different meat. With this secret, you’ll have the perfect meatballs every time! What’s even better? It’s the perfect easy recipe for a busy weeknight that will make the whole family happy.
40MINS
Total Time
$3.44
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
6
us / metric
Marinara Sauce
5 cups
Marinara Sauce
store-bought or your favorite homemade recipe
Spaghetti
1 lb
Spaghetti
Meatballs
Onion
1/2
Medium Onion, grated
Bacon
2 oz
Bacon, minced
preferably fatty bacon
Parmesan Cheese
2/3 cup
Grated Parmesan Cheese
plus more for serving
Breadcrumbs
3/4 cup
Breadcrumbs
Large Egg
3
Farmhouse Eggs® Large Brown Eggs, separated
just the yolks
Fresh Parsley
1/2 cup
Minced Fresh Parsley, loosely packed
Garlic
4 cloves
Garlic, minced
Italian Seasoning
1 tsp
Italian Seasoning
Fine Salt
1 tsp
Fine Salt
plus more as needed
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
80/20 Lean Ground Beef
1 lb
80/20 Lean Ground Beef
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
815
Fat
34.9 g
Protein
41.3 g
Carbs
79.1 g
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Yields 4-6 servings.
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step 1
Set a large pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. Add a few generous pinches of salt. Once boiling, add the Spaghetti (1 lb) and cook according to package directions, then drain. Reserve ½ cup pasta water.
step 2
Preheat your oven broiler and adjust the rack to the middle of the oven.
step 3
In a large mixing bowl, add the {@11:}, {@10:}, Parmesan Cheese (2/3 cup), Breadcrumbs (3/4 cup), Farmhouse Eggs® Large Brown Eggs (3), Fresh Parsley (1/2 cup), Garlic (4 cloves), Italian Seasoning (1 tsp), Fine Salt (1 tsp), and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (to taste). Mix to combine well, then add the 80/20 Lean Ground Beef (1 lb) and 80/20 Lean Ground Pork (8 oz) and mix until just incorporated.
step 4
Form into balls around the size of a golf ball or slightly larger. You should be able to make around 20. Place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment.
step 5
Place in the oven and broil until the tops are browned, 3-5 minutes.
step 6
While the meatballs broil, add the Marinara Sauce (5 cups) to a large saucepan and bring to a simmer. Turn heat to medium, to keep it barely simmering.
step 7
Gently add the meatballs and simmer until they are just cooked through 5-10 minutes. They should register 145 degrees F (63 degrees C) on an instant thermometer.
step 8
Once you’re ready to eat, gently transfer meatballs to a plate or tray. Add the pasta to the red sauce and toss to combine. Add a splash of pasta water if needed to loosen the sauce so it can coat the noodles. Grate a generous amount of parmesan cheese over the top and toss one more time.
step 9
Serve on plates or shallow bowls, topped with the meatballs and extra parmesan cheese.
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American
Comfort Food
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Pork
Pasta
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