Oct 17, 2014

Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs

Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs from ScratchLooking for a family dinner that pleases everybody? Make my quick & easy spaghetti & meatballs! It only takes 35 minutes to make this delicious family favorite, all from scratch, and I promise you will never have leftovers. The lean meatballs are made with ground sirloin and they are super soft because they cook right in the sauce. The sauce is my quick & easy spaghetti sauce and I just add the meatballs (& spaghetti) to make this a complete meal… but don’t forget the salad.

This is really a quick & easy recipe because the sauce takes 5 minutes of prep and the meatballs take 10 minutes to put together. Then it all cooks in one pot and you have the most delicious spaghetti dinner. The sauce needs to cover the meatballs and the pot I use measures 7 1/2 inches across. If your pot is bigger than that, you might need to make more, smaller meatballs so they are covered by the sauce. Marinara sauce does not need to cook for hours on the stove. My recipe uses canned plum tomatoes, the best kind for sauce, and I prefer a smooth sauce so I puree the whole tomatoes first. If you like it more chunky, you can cut the tomatoes up with scissors or a knife for a chunkier sauce.

These meatballs and so soft they really just melt in your mouth. That’s because I use fresh bread crumbs and not dried ones. To make fresh crumbs, which are just soft bread in tiny pieces, I process two slices of bread in a food processor. Then I just wipe out the bowl and use the same one to puree the tomatoes. If you don’t have a food processor, you can cut the bread into small pieces and puree the tomatoes in a blender.

Whether you’re having company or a family dinner, you can’t go wrong with homemade spaghetti & meatballs. Try my easy recipe and you’ll see why they call it comfort food. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

10 Comments on "Quick & Easy Spaghetti & Meatballs"

  1. Margie

    Been watching Jenny since Covid. Good recipes & engaging videos. She makes cooking look fun. Bought her cookbook.

  2. Karlie Kloss

    I cook the spaghetti a long time ago.

  3. Lois

    I would like to make only your meatballs and freeze them should I fry them or leave them raw for freezing?

  4. maida robarge

    Jenny, I am going to make your spaghetti and meatballs tonight! Can’t wait! The only thing I am missing is fresh basil so I am going to have to use dried! You are an inspiration! I love watching your videos!

  5. Sharlene

    I just want to say that I discovered you about a month ago. And the only thing I want to say is you’re a really good cook and a really good baker and everything that I have made from your recipes has been successful and fantastic in flavor. And most of all easy. You are a true “down home” cook I’m so glad to have found you.

  6. Pauline

    Jenny I tried your spaghetti and meatballs and it was really good

  7. Garth

    Well I made this 3 times now. Easy & Awesome. My Sister-in-Law gave me her spaghetti & meatball recipe ,which we followed for years. Not any more. This one,as far as I’m concerned beats the all day sauce. The meatballs are so tender & juicy. Thanks Jenny.

  8. sunquo

    This is my “go to” spaghetti dinner now. So quick and so easy and tasty! I’ve made it about 4-5 times now. Thanks Jenny! 🙂

  9. ann marie

    Having my kitchen torn apart for a total remodel ..I am pleased to say that your spaghetti and meatball dish was fantastic…I usually simmer all day …not anymore ..this was great! I also made your stuffed cabbage recipe several months ago ..my Polish husband loved them …and so did I ..but I am Polish too ……love reading all of your recipes …they are so easy I don’t mind cooking now …Smacznego…Dziekuje

  10. Rebecca

    My grandchildren love spaghetti & meatballs…..this sounds so good and easy….can’t wait to make it for them!!!

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