Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and Meatballs

The homemade sauce is so simple and absolutely delicious! It only requires a few ingredients as well. This recipe is very easy but the flavor is amazing, and you won’t believe how cheap it all was to make!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, comfort food, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 232 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of


For the Meatballs:

  • 1/2 pound turkey or chicken sausage decased
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper for some heat
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs

For the Spaghetti Sauce:

  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked spaghetti
  • Optional: Parmesan Cheese, Basil or Parsley to Garnish.


  1. Add sausage, ground turkey or chicken, egg, worchestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, italian herbs, red pepper and bread crumbs into a medium sized bowl and mix together using your hands until well combined.
  2. Ball the mixture into small to medium sized meatballs and set aside on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Wash hands and add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil into a medium sized pan over medium high heat.
  4. Cook meatballs in batches until golden brown, turning over on all sides to make sure it is thoroughly cooked through. Add more olive oil if necessary to cook all meatballs. Remove meatballs from pan and drain on paper towels until all are done.
  5. Begin on the sauce by turning the heat to medium low and adding a bit more olive oil then chopped onions and cook until tender.
  6. Next add in garlic and cook for only 30 seconds making sure not to burn.
  7. Add in your crushed tomatoes, and stir in red wine, Italian seasoning, sugar and salt and pepper. Allow to simmer for about 4-5 minutes then add in your meatballs and cover to cook for 15-20 minutes over low heat to thicken and allow the flavors to come together.
  8. Either toss your cooked spaghetti pasta in or spoon spaghetti sauce and meatballs over cooked spaghetti. Garnish with parmesan cheese, basil and/or parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 1102mg 46%
Potassium 611mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 10.2%
Vitamin C 18.7%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 18.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.