Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

Nut-free
High-Fiber
Low-Cholesterol
Low-Fat
Low-Saturated Fat
Low-Sodium
Low-Sugar
Dish type
Dinner
Serves
8
Ready in
1 hour, 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 (14.5-oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 (6-oz.) cans tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 pkg. spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Ready in
1 hour, 55 minutes
  1. For the meatballs, in a large bowl stir together egg, onion, breadcrumbs, cheese, dried parsley and beef. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Shape into 36 meatballs. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  2. In a large Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs, a few at a time; cook just until browned on all sides. Remove meatballs; set aside. Drain fat from pot.
  3. About 15 minutes before serving, cook pasta al dente according to package directions; drain. Transfer to individual plates or bowls, top with sauce and meatballs, and serve.
  4. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, thyme, garlic powder and 1 1/2 cups water to pot; bring to boiling. Stir in cooked meatballs; return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1 to 2 hours or until thickened and meatballs are cooked through (160°F), stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1
Per Serving
Calories 458, Calories Fat 95, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 66mg, Sodium 457mg, Carbohydrate 61g, Protein 28g
Serving Size1
Calories458
Calories Fat95
Calories (fat) extra20
Total Fat10g
Total Fat (extra)17
Saturated Fat3g
Saturated Fat (extra)19
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol66mg
Cholesterol (extra)22
Sodium457mg
Sodium (extra)19
Potassium384mg
Carbohydrate61g
Carbohydrate (extra)21
Fiber4g
Fiber (extra)20
Sugars9g
Protein28g
Omega30g
Vitamin A1307IU
Vitamin A (extra)26
Vitamin C26mg
Vitamin C (extra)44
Iron5mg
Iron (extra)33