How to Cook Spaghetti
Sometimes the most comforting, satisfying meals happen to be the simplest to put together. Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic favorite for both children and grownups, and you don't even need a traditional Italian mamma to show you how to cook spaghetti. Certain variations of spaghetti and meatballs can be tricky, but if you stick to the basics--including prepared sauce and store-bought meatballs, this dish becomes practically foolproof.

This recipe offers the best of everything: delicious flavors and super-simple preparation. Perfect for moms on the go or the college student who has mastered Ramen noodles but isn't quite ready to move on to chicken cordon-bleu, this version of quick and easy spaghetti and meatballs gives you a hearty meal in a slim 30 minutes.

Transcript
Hey everyone! I'm Judith with recipe.com and today we are gonna be showing you how to make a Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs, a classic Italian-American recipe. So, what you'll need is 1 package of spaghetti which we've cooked and drained, 1 jar of meat-flavored pasta sauce-- I'm using Prego today, and we have 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese, and we have 16 precooked, unfrozen meatballs. So, what we're gonna do is get our large sauce pan and we're gonna put it to medium-heat and place in our Prego sauce, just like so. It's a really confident and indulgent a-- indulgent meal. I just love it. So, once that's going, we're gonna add in our meatballs very simply. Add them all in and get them covered by the sauce. Alright, we're gonna give that a little stir. Good, so we'll give that a little stir and make sure all the sauce is covering the meatballs and we're gonna let that simmer for 20 minutes until the meat is cooked through. Well, it's been about 20 minutes and that has simmered nicely and that just smells gorgeous. If there was camera's smell, you would just love it. So, well got to have-- mix that in and we're just going to place it over our pre-prepared cooked spaghetti. Oh, and look at that, what an indulgent feeling, flavorful dish and that's gonna serve the whole family and probably more. And then, last but not the least, we'll put over our Parmesan cheese and that is just gonna make it taste gorgeous. Wow! And there you have it, a feeling and flavorful Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs. Well, thanks for watching everyone. For more great recipes and savings, go to the recipe.com.
What You'll Need
  • 1  45  ounce jar Prego® Flavored with Meat Italian Sauce

  • 16   frozen meatballs (1 ounce each)

  • 1  16  ounce package spaghetti, cooked and drained (about 8 cups)

  •  Grated Parmesan cheese


Step By Step
1
Stir the sauce and meatballs in 3-quart saucepan and heat to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
2
Serve the sauce and meatballs over the spaghetti. Sprinkle with the cheese.


Tip: If you're capable of multitasking, prepare the spaghetti and sauce at the same time. If they are finished closer together, they will both be closer to an ideal temperature when it comes time to serve. With a watchful eye and nimble fingers, it can be done.
Who knew something so easy could taste so good? Once you learn how to cook spaghetti and meatballs, you'll always have a hearty meal that you can whip up in a pinch. Add this version to your arsenal of rushed weekday meal options to help ensure that a busy schedule doesn't equal boring food. And when friends and family ask for your recipe, there's no rule that says you can't say it was passed down to you from a traditional Italian mamma. Your secret's safe with us.
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