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Spaghetti and meatballs

Rekha Unni
8 minutes
Prep Time
14 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Spaghetti and meatballs RECIPE

Delicious Mouthwatering Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • Italian
  • Shallow fry
  • Sauteeing
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. For Meatballs:
  2. 13/4 cup minced meat (lamb/chicken/beef)
  3. 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  4. 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  5. 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  8. 2 garlic cloves minced
  9. 2 tsp oregano
  10. 1/2 tsp salt
  11. 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  12. For Spaghetti sauce:
  13. 1/2 cup onion very finely chopped
  14. 3 cup tomatoes puree
  15. 2 tsp tomato chilli sauce
  16. 1 bay leaf
  17. 2 tsp olive oil
  18. Table salt to taste
  19. 13/4 cup Spaghetti cooked as per package instructions


  1. For meatballs: in a big bowl, mix meat, breadcrumbs, parmesan, egg, salt , chili flakes, oregano and parsley
  2. Knead the mixture well and make equal sized balls. Shallow fry the meatballs in olive oil until done on all sides. Keep it aside
  3. For sauce: in a saucepan, heat olive oil , add onions and saute until translucent. Add bay leaf, tomatoes puree. Add salt and mix well
  4. Add tomato sauce and simmer the whole sauce mixture until sauce starts thickening. Add meatballs, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes
  5. In serving plate, add spaghetti, top with meatballs in spaghetti sauce. Garnish with grated cheese,oregano and dried parsley. Serve warm

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