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Growing up, dinner time was one of the most important times in our home because it was a time for family. A time when we all sat down together and talked and laughed while enjoying a delicious meal. I remember thinking as a child that once I had my own family we, too, would have family time every night around the dinner table. Now I have that family, and we make it a point to have dinner together every night. It’s the food, the conversation and the togetherness that make dinner time so “Saucesome”!

One of our favorite foods to eat is pasta. We enjoy everything pasta whether it be lasagna, chicken alfredo, a pasta bake, or shrimp scampi. One of my family’s absolute favorite pasta dishes is spaghetti! They love when I make spaghetti, both with meatballs and without, especially when it is made with Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce!

A classic spaghetti with meatballs recipe made with fresh garden veggies and topped with grated parmesan cheese.

Ragú sauces have the delicious Italian taste my family loves! They also have a variety of great tasting, quick and easy to make family recipes, like the Mama’s Best Ever Spaghetti & Meatballs! In my version of this recipe, I like to add a few more seasonings as well as some fresh veggies to make a delicious and nutritionally complete meal. Here’s how to make this recipe below!

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Fresh Garden Vegetables
You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 jar (1 lb. 8 oz.) Ragu® Old World Style Traditional Sauce
  • 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 2/3 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2/3 Vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1 pinch of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Begin by combining the ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs and 1/2 cup of the sauce in a medium bowl; shape into 18 meatballs.

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Fresh Garden Vegetables form meatballs

Next, in a 12″ skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil and once it is hot, saute the garlic, onion and bell pepper until the onion turns clear.

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Fresh Garden Vegetables sauteing veggies

Add in the remaining sauce, Italian Seasoning, bay leaf, basil, and pinch of sugar. Stir well and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Gently stir in the uncooked meatballs. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until meatballs are done.

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Fresh Garden Vegetables simmer meatballs in sauce

Serve over hot spaghetti, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Fresh Garden Vegetables and grated parmesan

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Yield: 6 bowls

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Fresh Garden Vegetables

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Fresh Garden Vegetables

A delicious, quick and easy to make Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe your family will love!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 jar, 1 lb. 8 oz. Ragu® Old World Traditional Sauce
  • 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 2/3 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2/3 Vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1 pinch of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Begin by combining the ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs and 1/2 cup of the sauce in a medium bowl; shape into 18 meatballs.
  2. Next, in a 12" skillet over medium high heat, add the olive oil and once it is hot, saute the garlic, onion and bell pepper until the onion turns clear.
  3. Add in the remaining sauce, Italian Seasoning, bay leaf, basil, and pinch of sugar. Stir well and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Gently stir in the uncooked meatballs. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until meatballs are done.
  5. Serve over hot spaghetti, sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1 bowl

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 461Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 510mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 41g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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