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Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs

This authentic Italian recipe was given to me by my cousin's wife, who is from Italy. It's so hearty and satisfying, everyone's eyes light up when I tell my family that we're having this for supper! —Etta Winter, Pavillion, New York Skip links
6 Servings - 1 hr 30 min -
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Servings:6  | Calories:477 | Total Fat:22g  | Chol:126mg  | More
Nutritional facts are per serving and accuracy is not certain.
Total Fat 22g
34 %
Sat Fat 9g
45 %
Total Carb 44g
15 %
Fiber 7g
28 %
Sugars 18g
Cholesterol 126mg
42 %
Sodium 1428mg
60 %
Protein 28g
56 %
40% Ground beef
30% Others combined
19% Bread
9% Diced tomatoes
Percentages based on 2000 calories diet. Data may be incomplete or calculations inaccurate - Learn more.


2 cans (28 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
1-1/2 cups water, divided
3 tablespoons grated onion
1 tablespoon sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon minced garlic, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
6 slices day-old bread, torn into pieces
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 pound ground beef
Hot cooked spaghetti
Additional Parmesan cheese, optional

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