Download a free cookbook with Munchery's top-20 all time highest rated recipes

logo
Subscribe
logo
grey bowl with spaghetti and four large meatballs topped with grated cheese and minced herbs

Spaghetti & Meatballs

beef & pork, tomato sauce, parmesan

STARS

A true comfort classic. Make meatballs with beef and pork and simmer them gently in a simple but flavorful tomato sauce before tossing them with spaghetti. Add parmesan cheese for sprinkling, of course!
difficultyDifficulty Level
IntermediateIntermediateIntermediate
difficulty
Total Time:  10 hours
Active Time:  30 minutes
Ingredients

Pork and Beef Meatballs

  • ½ cup shaved parmesan
  • 1 pound ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef

Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 15-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh basil, minced

Serving

  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • Shaved parmesan
  • Fresh parsley, minced
Directions
1
To make the meatballs, combine the parmesan, ricotta, eggs, salt, pepper, and oregano in a mixing bowl. Fold the meat in until just combined. Chill overnight. 
2
Preheat the oven to 500°F.
3
To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and cook until golden. Add the carrots, celery and onions and cook until softened, about 7 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, sugar and salt and bring to a simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the basil. If you like smoother consistency, you can pulse the sauce with an immersion blender.
4
Form the meat mixture into 2-inch meatballs and arrange in a baking dish with sides. Roast for 8 minutes, turn the meatballs, and continue to cook until they register an internal temperature of 165°F. Add the sauce to the baking dish and continue cooking for 25 minutes. 
5
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package instructions. Drain the pasta, return to the pot, and drizzle with olive oil. 
6
To serve, place the cooked pasta in a serving dish. Top with meatballs, sauce, parmesan, and parsley for garnish. 

Spaghetti & Meatballs

beef & pork, tomato sauce, parmesan

STARS

A true comfort classic. Make meatballs with beef and pork and simmer them gently in a simple but flavorful tomato sauce before tossing them with spaghetti. Add parmesan cheese for sprinkling, of course!
difficultyDifficulty Level
IntermediateIntermediateIntermediate
difficulty
Total Time:  10 hours
Active Time:  30 minutes
Servings:  4

Ingredients

Pork and Beef Meatballs

  • ½ cup shaved parmesan
  • 1 pound ricotta
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef

Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 15-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh basil, minced

Serving

  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • Shaved parmesan
  • Fresh parsley, minced

Directions

1
To make the meatballs, combine the parmesan, ricotta, eggs, salt, pepper, and oregano in a mixing bowl. Fold the meat in until just combined. Chill overnight. 
2
Preheat the oven to 500°F.
3
To make the sauce, heat the olive oil in a small saucepan. Add the garlic and cook until golden. Add the carrots, celery and onions and cook until softened, about 7 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, sugar and salt and bring to a simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the basil. If you like smoother consistency, you can pulse the sauce with an immersion blender.
4
Form the meat mixture into 2-inch meatballs and arrange in a baking dish with sides. Roast for 8 minutes, turn the meatballs, and continue to cook until they register an internal temperature of 165°F. Add the sauce to the baking dish and continue cooking for 25 minutes. 
5
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to package instructions. Drain the pasta, return to the pot, and drizzle with olive oil. 
6
To serve, place the cooked pasta in a serving dish. Top with meatballs, sauce, parmesan, and parsley for garnish.