Mama's Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs

spaghetti & meatballs

A classic Italian-American dish that can be as simple or fancy as you want it to be.

Yield: Serves 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Cost per serving*: $ 1.71
Cost per recipe*: $ 6.84

* Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.


1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
1 egg
1 jar (1 lb. 10 oz.) Ragu® Old World Style® Pasta Sauce
8 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained


  1. Combine ground beef, bread crumbs and egg in medium bowl; shape into 12 meatballs.
  2. Bring Pasta Sauce to a boil over medium-high heat in 3-quart saucepan.
  3. Gently stir in uncooked meatballs. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until meatballs are done.
  4. Serve over hot spaghetti and garnish, if desired, with grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 540, Calories From Fat 110, Total Fat 12g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 125mg, Sodium 1170mg, Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugars 13g, Protein 38g

Tip: Try adding a cube of mozzarella cheese to the center of each meatball for an easy but fun recipe twist.

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