Spaghetti meatballs.

I always enjoy having children over and asking them what they want to eat.  Tonight’s dinner was a special request from our little friend: Spaghetti with Meatballs.

The following recipe is my “go-to” when in need recipe.  I kept it free of onion and different meats as I did not want my little guests not to enjoy it.  Most of all, I also made the meatballs small consequently they could eat as many as they wanted instead of having the same questions asked: “must I eat it all???”.  The plates are clean, and 4 little meatballs are eaten by each child.

The children were so full that no dessert tonight.
To all, have a great evening.


Spaghetti Meatballs - Everyone favorite

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spaghetti meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup bread 1 cup crustless torn inot bits bread
  • 0.5 cup milk 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 pounds ground beef 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 eggs 2 beaten egg(s)
  • 0.5 cup Parmiggiano Reggiano 1/2 cup Parmiggiano Reggiano
  • 2 tbsps flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons chopped thyme, basil and fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tbsps heavy cream 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 0.25 cup olive oil 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound tomatoes 1 pound chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsps tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 garlic 2 peeled garlic cloves
  • 1 pound pasta 1 pound Spaghetti pasta
  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • In a large pot boil salted water, add the spaghetti and cook according to package directions.
  • In a large bowl, soak the bread with the milk for 10 minutes. Add the beef, cheese, heavy cream, parsley, thyme, basil and salt and pepper. Thoroughly mix together all the ingredients. Shape the mixture into one inch balls.
  • Add the mini meatballs and cook at medium low covered until the mini meatballs are done.
  • When pasta is done, drain and place in a large serving plate. Add butter and toss well. Add the tomatoes and meatballs and serve nice and hot.


Calories: 729kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 593mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1720IU | Vitamin C: 19.6mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.6mg

Giangi's Kitchen provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as a registered dietician does not calculate them.

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