Spaghetti & Meatballs is a perfect family friendly meal. Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs is cooked in one pan, topped with lots of cheese, and baked until hot, bubbly, and melted ooey gooey! Baked Spaghetti & Meatballs takes regular Spaghetti and Meatballs from ordinary to extra-ordinary!
Are your afternoons busy getting kids to soccer practice or other sport or lesson? This Baked Spaghetti and Meatball dinner is perfect for those busy afternoons. Make the dish early in the day, and when you get home, simply pop it in a hot oven and bake for 30-ish minutes while you’re putting together a quick salad. Voila, a hot, satisfying, comfort food meal is on the table.
You’ll Need :
° 12 ounces spaghetti
° 3 c sauce marinara
° 2 cup mozzarella cheese
° 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
° 8 ounces ground beef
° 8 ounces ground pork
° 1 large egg, scrambled
° 1/4 cup panko
° 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
° 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
° 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
° 1/4 teaspoon ground spices
° pinch of nutmeg
° Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
° 1 tablespoon olive oil
Heat oven 375 degres F .Heat gently in a 9″x 9″ baking pan or cover with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, eggs, panko, Parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, allspice, and nutmeg; Add salt and pepper to taste.
Utilize a wooden spoon , stir To well combined. Roll the mixture into 1/4 to 1/2 inch meatballs, forming about 18-20 meatballs.
Heat olive oil in a saucepan on heat.Add the meatballs in portions and fry until golden brown for about 23 minutes.
Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel; Sit aside.
In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; Drain well and stir in the marinara sauce.
Add pasta to the prepared baking dish and add meatballs; Sprinkle mozzarella cheese.Bake in the oven until bubbles form and heat up completely, about 15-20 minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
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