Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs | Sip and Spice

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


To Make Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

To Serve 2 for dinner:

  • 1/2 lb spaghetti
  • 1/2 jar of your favorite pasta sauce


  1. Heat the oven to 425ยบ F. Prepare a baking sheet by coating with bacon grease or olive oil.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all meatball ingredients. Mix well with you hands until just combined. Don't over-mix or meatballs will get tough.

  3. Roll into 1-2 inch sized balls and lay out on baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping at 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, boil a large pot of water and cook pasta according to package directions.

  6. In a medium sized pot, add pasta sauce and heat to a simmer. When meatballs have almost finished in the oven (about 5 minutes after they've been flipped), add 4-6 meatballs to the pasta sauce. Allow to finish cooking in the sauce.

  7. Serve pasta with meatballs on top and a generous sprinkle of parmesan.