Need a Quick Dinner Idea? Try This Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Who doesn’t love spaghetti and meatballs? This is a classic weeknight classic dinner you can make for the family that they will surely love. And, it’s fairly quick and easy to make. You can pair it with your favorite garlic bread.

Whether you’re a family, a couple, or you’re living on your own, if you’re looking for an easy spaghetti and meatballs recipe, give this a try. Just make sure to separate the noodles from the sauce and meatballs to ensure it will stay good for a few days.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cooking time 40 minutes

Ready in 50 minutes

Serves 5 people


  • 3 slices bread, made into breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup fresh milk, or as needed
  • 1 500-gram pack spaghetti noodles
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized white onion, peeled, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 800-gram can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1/4 kilo ground pork
  • 1/4 kilo ground beef
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/3 cup parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • oil, for deep-frying


  1. In a large bowl, wet breadcrumbs with milk. Set aside. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain. Keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Sauté onion until translucent. Transfer half the onions to the bread mixture. Stir tomato paste into the pan. Add tomatoes, breaking up the fruit. Simmer. Season with salt and ground pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the pot for deep frying. Then, mix wet breadcrumbs (will look like a paste), onions, ground pork and beef, chopped bacon, parsley, egg, and Parmesan cheese. Test for seasoning by cooking a small portion; adjust as needed. Using an ice cream scoop, make 20 2-inch round meatballs. Deep fry meatballs until browned. Drain on a rack over paper towels.
  4. Toss cooked spaghetti with tomato sauce. Serve with meatballs.

Money Tips

Short on cooking time and everyone’s already hungry? If you have ready-made pasta sauce, you can use that – just heat it and make the meatballs. Finally, toss in the spaghetti noodles and serve.

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