Spaghetti and meatballs. Delicious and easy to make, this meaty spaghetti dish is the perfect pick for fuss-free weeknight dinners. Featuring meatballs cooked in vibrant tomato sauce over a generous serve of spaghetti, this classic recipe never go out of style. Absolutely delish!
Classic recipes are always guaranteed to be a winner and they rely on the art of perfect blending of ingredients to create the best recipes. Moreover, these recipes form the base of modern culinary trends with their unique blend of flavors. I really love that seamless connection between the old and new. So, let’s talk about a very popular classic recipe that’s been a favorite for generations.
Spaghetti and meatballs. A classic favorite! Soft and juicy meatballs cooked in a vibrant tomato sauce and served over al dente spaghetti. A super delicious dish that’s laid-back as well as luxe. And it’s one of my most favorite easy dinner for weekdays.
Spaghetti And Meatballs Recipe
First, cook spaghetti – regular or gluten free. Make sure you follow the package instructions to cook them perfectly. Drain and set aside. You can also reserve some pasta water to add to the sauce if required.
The meatballs make a statement in this recipe. Minced meat combined with garlic, herbs and egg is rolled into lemon sized balls. The breadcrumbs act as a binding agent, just choose regular or gluten free. You can cook the meatballs two ways – fried or baked. Even though ‘fried’ is the traditional way to go, I prefer to bake them.
While meatballs are cooking in the oven, you can make the vibrant tomato based sauce of this spaghetti and meatballs recipe. Start with sautéing a little garlic in olive oil and then onions until soft. Stir in bay leaf and tomato passata. If the sauce is too thick, add a little reserved pasta water. Simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
The cooked meatballs go into the sauce. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. And done!
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