Main Dish

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Great Italian Inspired Dinner for the entire family. Kids and husband approved.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

By Lily’s Cooking & Home Published: August 1, 2019

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Ready In: 50 mins

Great Italian inspired dinner for the entire family



  1. To make your meatballs; in a small bowl pour 1/4 cup of milk over 1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs, mix and set aside to soak.
  2. In a larger bowl combine ground beef, Italian sausage, egg, Parmesan, onions , garlic , salt , pepper, parsley, oregano, and mix in the soaked bread crumbs. Mix all the ingredients very well for everything to be evenly incorporated.
  3. Pre heat your oven to 375 Align a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Using the smallest ice cream scoop. Make round shaped meatballs and place onto the baking sheet keeping them about one inch apart. Bake meatballs for 20 min than turn the heat to 500 and broil them for 5-6 min.
  4. While your meatballs are baking let’s make the sauce. In a medium size pot. Combine two jars of tomato sauce. Add chicken stock pouch. Add salt and pepper. Also add balsamic vinegar and oregano. Throw in the Parmesan ring. If you don’t have one you can add a little bit of regular grated Parmesan cheese. Pour in your wine and bring it to a boil. When it boils for five min. Reduce the heat to low. Pour in heavy cream and add chopped basil also remove the Parmesan ring and throw it away. Simmer on low for 5 more min. Taste the sauce for salt if needed add more. Once meatballs are done add them to the pot of sauce and simmer for few min. Remove from the heat. Serve over cooked spaghetti. Topped with chopped parsley or basil and some freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

AboutLily’s Cooking & Home

My story, I met the love of my life when I was 16 and two years later we were married. When we first got married I was not much of a cook, I would buy so many cook books and try recipes over and over again until it would turn out. I never gave up and my husband can tell you I had my share of bad cooking. The more I practiced the better I got. Now we are going on 10 years of happily married. I love to cook and create my own recipe also became a baker, I have also taken interest in doing home design and decor. In my blog I would love to share with you the recipes I create, recipes I find and love to share also tips for home decor and ideas.


  1. yes, i baked. I think my meatballs was smaller then yours , maybe thats why, i didn't use ice cream scoop, just made small balls

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