Welcome to the world of classic Italian comfort food with our easy spaghetti and meatballs recipe. There's something undeniably comforting about a steaming plate of perfectly cooked spaghetti tangled in a rich, savory tomato sauce and crowned with tender, flavorful meatballs.
This timeless dish has captured the hearts and appetites of people worldwide, offering a delicious balance of simplicity and indulgence. Join us as we explore the art of crafting this iconic dish, where each forkful is a comforting reminder of the warmth and flavor that good food can bring to our lives.
– Cook Time: 20 mins – Total Time: 35 mins – Servings: 4
Deselect All - 1 pound spaghetti Salt, for pasta water Meatballs: - 1/4 pounds ground sirloin - 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, eyeball it - 1 egg, beaten - 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs, a couple of handfuls
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, Parmigiano-Reggiano or Romano cheese - 2 cloves garlic, chopped - Salt and pepper Sauce: - 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped - 1 small onion, finely chopped - 1 cup beef stock, available on soup aisle in market in small paper boxes - 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes - a handful chopped flat-leaf parsley - 10 leaves fresh basil leaves
- grated cheese, such as parmigiano, reggiano or romano, for passing at table