An easy spaghetti and meatballs recipe is Martha Stewart's Easiest Spaghetti and Meatballs. The recipe calls for fewer than 10 ingredients and takes about 30 minutes to prepare.Continue Reading
To make Martha Stewart's Easiest Spaghetti and Meatballs, mix together 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, two minced cloves of garlic, an egg, and 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Stir in 1 pound ground beef chuck and 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs. Form the mixture into about 16 meatballs. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a large, heavy pot. Place the meatballs in the pot, and cook for about eight to 10 minutes, until browned.
Once the meatballs are browned, add a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Partially cover the pot and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes. At the same time, cook 3/4 pound spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain the pasta, then toss with the meatballs and sauce. Serve the spaghetti and meatballs with additional Parmesan cheese.
To make a sauce for the spaghetti and meatballs with more flavor, add 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, four chopped and crushed garlic cloves, and a small chopped onion to a heated skillet or pot. Cook until the onions are soft, about five to seven minutes. Add in 1 cup beef stock, a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes, a handful of chopped parsley and 10 torn basil leaves. Bring the sauce to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes.Learn more about Cooking