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Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs

This Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe is loaded with classic Italian flavor the whole family will love!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 6 -8

Ingredients

Sauce:

  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 - 28 oz. canned plum tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • salt and pepper

Meatballs:

  • 1 lbs 80/20 ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for cooking

Pasta:

  • 2 lbs spaghetti

Garnish:

  • Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

Sauce:

  • In a large pot, add chopped onions, minced garlic, and olive oil and simmer over medium-high heat until onions are translucent.
  • Using your hand, crush the tomatoes over a large bowl and add them to the onions and garlic.
  • Add in thyme, basil, and salt and pepper to taste, simmer for 30-45 minutes over medium heat.

Meatballs:

  • In a large bowl, mix together all of the meatball ingredients by hand, shaping into large 2-inch meatballs.
  • In a high-lipped cooking pan, add some olive oil about 1/4 inch up the side for frying the meatballs. Cook meatballs, turning to get each side until browned, continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Finish cooking off the remaining meatballs

Pasta:

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions, top with sauce, meatballs, and grated parmesan.