Spaghetti and Meatballs
Recipe from Family Circle

Try meatballs and spaghetti sauce from scratch. Serve these ground beef and sausage meatballs and you'll remember why this is one of the best-loved pasta recipes for family meals.


Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Ingredients
    Meatballs:
    • 6   ounces 
      Italian turkey sausage
    • 6   ounces 
      extra-lean ground beef
    • 2   tablespoons 
      grated onion
    • 2   
      cloves garlic, chopped fine
    • 1   
      egg white
    • 2   tablespoons 
      grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4  cup 
      plain breadcrumbs
    • 1/2  cup 
      Italian parsley, chopped fine
    • 1/4  teaspoon 
      salt
    • 1/4  teaspoon 
      black pepper
    Sauce:
    • 1   teaspoon 
      olive oil
    • 3/4  cup 
      chopped onion
    • 2   
      cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2   cans 
      (14-1/2 ounces each) no-salt-added whole tomatoes
    • 1   can 
      (16 ounces) tomato puree
    • 1   teaspoon 
      dried oregano
    • 1   teaspoon 
      dried basil
    • 1   teaspoon 
      sugar
    • 1/4  teaspoon 
      salt
    • 1/4  teaspoon 
      black pepper
    • 3/4  pound 
      spaghetti
    • 2   tablespoons 
      grated Parmesan cheese
    Directions
    1.
    Heat oven to 375 F.
    Meatballs:

    1.
    Remove turkey sausage from casings and place in a large bowl. Add beef, onion, garlic, egg white, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Mix together, then shape into 24, 1-inch meatballs.
    2.
    Line a baking pan with foil; add a rack and coat with nonstick cooking spray. Place meatballs on rack; bake at 375 F for 20 minutes.
    Sauce:

    1.
    Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion; cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute.
    2.
    Stir in tomatoes with their juice, puree, oregano, basil, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Add meatballs; simmer 10 minutes.
    3.
    Cook spaghetti following package directions. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Top with meatballs and sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.
    Nutrition information
    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 411, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 35, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 60, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 26, sodium (mg) 671, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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