The classic spaghetti and meatballs is making a comeback!! A savory sauce simmering on the stove and plump meatballs are begging to be dinner!

Classic Spaghetti and Meatball

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef 95% lean
  • 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs Italian flavored
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry basil or 3 teaspoons fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 ts salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • [Classic Spaghetti Sauce]
  • Spaghetti cooked


  • For the Meatballs
  • Place the meat in a large bowl and sprinkle the garlic, basil, salt, and pepper on top.
  • next, add the panko bread crumbs and then the milk.
  • allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes.
  • add the egg and lightly mix until everything is just combined.
  • refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Remove the meat from the fridge and roll into golf ball sized meatballs, being careful to not overwork the meat.
  • In a lightly greased dish, line up the meatballs.
  • Bake the meatballs for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Make the sauce according to the above link, with or without the meat.
  • Add the meatballs to the sauce and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Serve over freshly cooked pasta with a little parmesan on top.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Spaghetti and Meatball
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 332mg14%
Potassium 431mg12%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.