Spaghetti With Meatballs

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"A recipe from a National Supermarket chain as part of feed your family (based on 4 serves) dinner for $10 or less (that is aussie dollars and based on local prices for produce or chain specials at time of publication. Times are estimated. Though recipes recommends 500 grams of spaghetti I would only use about 350 grams for us and serve with a side salad of greens, tomatoes etc. Since posting I have made but for dietary reasons used spring/green onion instead of regular onion and used freshly made pasta otherwise made as per recipe. Have since made this but due to dietary needs had to use spring/green onion for the regular otherwise made as per recipe but feel it needs more flavour as we felt it was rather bland so will be playing with it a little but on this occasion we served it with fresh made linguine instead of dried pasta. Since making this the DH and I thought it a little bland and not as saucy as we would like so have doubled the garlic and added basil and cheese to garnish."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (578 g)
  • Calories 1017.8
  • Total Fat - 35.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 222.9 mg
  • Sodium - 271.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 106.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 7.1 g
  • Protein - 73.3 g
  • Calcium - 174.5 mg
  • Iron - 11.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 32.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine mince, egg and chopped parsley in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Roll mixture into small balls.

Step 3

Cook spaghetti according to manufacturers instructions.

Step 4

Heat pan and 2 tablespoons oil and fry meatballs for approximately 3 minutes until nearly cooked through and set aside, cook in batches if needed, when completed clean pan.

Step 5

Add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and saute onion and garlic in oil for 3 minutes, add diced tomatoes and meatballs, them simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Serve meatball and sauce over the spaghetti.

Step 7

Personally would serve with a green/tossed salad.

Step 8

ALTERNATIVE TO COOK MEATBALLS - Roll mince and place into an alfoil line baking dish and bake at 175C (fan forced) for about 8 to 12 minutes and follow instructions from step 5.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Made for the FYC Tag Game - I agree w/you that this is best if served w/a sml green salad & prob a bit of garlic bread for both extra flavor & textures. It's ingredient-friendly, family-friendly, "wallet-friendly, better on day 2 like most spaghetti & generic enough to easily allow for adding mushrooms, black olives, etc. I used roasted garlic, doubled the recipe amt since it's so mild & also added mushrooms. All in all, a good recipe Pat. Thx for sharing it w/us (A pic will post later today).


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(4 Mar 2017)

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