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This is the night. It’s a beautiful night. To cook spaghetti and meatballs. (Sing to the tune of Disney’s “Bella Notte” from Lady and the Tramp.) Spaghetti and meatballs are one of the most famous meals and, thanks to Italy, it has been largely perfected and made very simple to cook.

As such, it has become a go-to meal for many families who find themselves short on time in the cooking process every night. You can feed the whole family with spaghetti and meatballs, especially since it is not only a meal that everyone will eat, but it is also a meal that everyone will love.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

It is one of the most classic dishes in all of the world. When you attend a restaurant, you can always order spaghetti and meatballs. Even if you are a kid, it will be available to you. Most kids’ menus at restaurants will not vary in terms of what is included and available to the child population.

But if there are changes that are made for kids’ menus, then you can rest assured that spaghetti and meatballs, chicken tenders, and hamburgers will never be neglected from the menus. It is just one of the most versatile meals, spaghetti and meatballs are. Everyone loves it and it is so popular that everyone wants to love it, too.

But spaghetti and meatballs can only taste so good at a restaurant. (After all, not every eatery makes spaghetti and meatballs look as scrumptious as Tony’s Town Square Restaurant made it look in Lady and the Tramp while “Bella Notte” played in the background.)

When you cook spaghetti and meatballs at home, you can take it to the next level because you are free to cook the meal exactly to your liking. And this particular recipe is renowned for its simplicity. There are no specific flairs or variations in the recipe, but what it does do is elevate the standard ingredients to the next level of what they are at a standard version.

Ground beef, spaghetti sauce, bread crumbs, and spaghetti noodles are a very basic combination, but this recipe for them is not only easy to make, but it is also a completely elevated take on deliciousness.

Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs

Sometimes, you know, you just have a craving for the little things. There are plenty of variations and alternative takes that you can embrace when you are cooking spaghetti and meatballs for either yourself or for the whole family. But every now and then, it feels and tastes really good to just keep things simple.

Variations often taste delicious, too, but in the same way that a really good rendition of vanilla ice cream can taste like the best thing you have ever eaten, so too can a simple version of spaghetti and meatballs. And when you cook spaghetti and meatballs at home, it just tastes a little bit better. Good old home cooking can be extremely underrated and homemade spaghetti and meatballs are the strongest examples for that case.

It is also a very easy meal to make. When you first learn how to cook, spaghetti and meatballs are one of the first meals you practice cooking because of how easy and delicious it is, but also because everyone likes the meal and no one will complain about eating it for dinner. This recipe does not mess with perfection.

When you have had a very busy day and you barely even have time to think about what you might want for dinner, let alone actually cooking that meal, then spaghetti and meatballs is the way to go. The ingredients and dishes are minimal and the cooking process is a quick, no-fuss, no-stress process that will have a delicious meal waiting for you in minutes.

If you enjoyed this recipe, make sure to check out our Spaghetti Cheese Casserole and our Cacciatore-Style Penne.

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Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/3 seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 24 ounces (1 jar) Italian spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces spaghetti, Cooked and drained



1. Mix thoroughly ground beef, water, bread crumbs and egg.

2. Shape firmly into 12 (2-inch) meatballs. Arrange the meatballs in a 2-quart microwavable baking dish.

3. Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes or until they're Cooked through. Drain excess fat.

4. Stir the sauce into the dish. Cover.

5. Microwave for 3 minutes or until hot. Serve over the spaghetti.

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Sauteeing
  • Cuisine: American

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