How to Make Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spahettia and meatballs is a classic family dinner. Learn how to make this recipe from scratch and you can serve your family the best homemade meatballs they have ever tasted.
-Hi everyone, I'm Judith, well today, I'll be showing you how to make that classic spaghetti with meat balls. So, the ingredients you will need for this. For the meatballs: 2 slices of white bread, which we've crumbled into small pieces; 2 tablespoons of fat free milk; 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms; 1 jar about 12 ounces of roasted red peppers, drained and chopped, 1 pound of ground turkey; 1 teaspoon of salt; 1/2 teaspoon of Italian seasoning; 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper; 1 tablespoon of minced dried onion; 1 egg; 1 pound of thin spaghetti. For our sauce: We are using 1 tablespoon of olive oil; 1 medium size onion chopped; 1 can of crushed tomatoes; 3 tablespoons of tomato paste; 2 teaspoons of sugar; 1 teaspoon of garlic salt; and half teaspoon of red pepper flakes. So, first things first, let's get a medium size bowl, and we're gonna add in our bread, so I crumbled them up to form small bread crumbs, so our bread into the bowl with the milk, and let that soak for sometime there. We can set that aside for the moment. So, in our large bowl, we're can add in our ground turkey, goes in there, our dried onion, that lovely Italian seasoning, some salt and pepper, then we're gonna add in 1 cup of our chopped mushrooms and half a cup of our red peppers. So, all of that goes in there, which is I boil up for the moment, and then once this is soaked, let's add in our bread and milk mixture. Give that a good stir, in there goes. Alright, so this is gonna be the baste of our meatballs. Now, a lot of people like doing spaghetti with meatballs using ground beef, but honestly, ground turkey works just a well. So, let's get all of that in together, and then we will add in our egg. So, this is gonna be the baste for our meatball mixture. So we can just mix that in very well so all of that combines nicely. Now, we preheated our oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and we've coated the baking sheet with some cooking spray. So, now with this turkey mixture, we're gonna make some meatballs, so let's just get like a little nice round ball, not too large, and obviously just depends on how you like your meatballs, but about that size is good and we'll place them into our backing sheet. So, we're gonna roll this mixture in to balls for the remaining mixture. Our turkey meatballs are now prepared. We've rolled them out. So, they're gonna go in the oven for 15 minutes of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. So, while our meatballs are cooking in the oven, let me just tell you, we cook our spaghetti. We will fill the large part of boiling water, put our dried spaghetti in there and prepare it, drain it; it's all ready to go. So, our spaghetti is not prepared. So, four sauce, let's get a large sauce pan to the side of us. Put it to a medium high heat, and what we're gonna do first is get our oil nice and hot into the pan, and we want to cook our onions and our mushrooms and peppers first. So, we'll get those cooking for about 6 minutes, and these the remaining mushrooms and peppers that we didn't use for our meatballs. Alright, so we'll give that a stir, and we'll be back in 6 minutes. So, onions are nice and translucent. They have softened up with the peppers and the mushrooms. So now, it's time to add in our tomatoes, in there go, our tomato paste in there too, our garlic salt, our red pepper flakes just gonna give it such a nice flavor, and our sugar. I will gonna give that a good stir. That is gonna be a lovely sauce for our meatballs. Now, we're gonna put that and let that simmer with the cover on for 10 minutes. Well, our meatballs are now out of the oven, so they are ready to transfer into our sauce. Our sauce has been simmering for 10 minutes. So, that is lovely, nice, thick, chunky, beautiful just how we want it. So, let's transfer or meatballs. Let them cool even so slightly even so slightly before you handle them. That's gonna be wonderful. We'll put them in with the sauce. As is said, I really like using ground turkey for the meatballs, rather than ground beef. This gives a nice flavor. Alright, let's stir all those meatballs now into that tomato sauce, fantastic, they are all covered. Then, let's bring out our prepared spaghetti, so that was cooked and drained all ready to go and all we gonna do spoon this lively meatball and tomato mixture on top of that, and this is great, I little bit of ingredients goes a long way. You can fee your whole family with this on a dinner night. That is perfect, oh, that's beautiful lovely tomato sauce. VoilÃ , there you go, walk a dinner dish, that is how you make spaghetti with meatballs.