Friday, February 12, 2010

Spaghetti & Meatballs

spagetti & meatballs

Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner a perfect romantic meal in my mind is homemade spaghetti and meatballs. It reminds me of the Disney movie Lady and the Tramp where the two love pups share a plate of spaghetti. Your sweetie will not be disappointed with this dish. A big fresh green salad, crusty french bread and a glass of red wine will make the perfect combination.

Meatballs Ingredients
2 pound of ground turkey
1 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 Tbs. of fresh parsley
1 cup of grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. fresh black pepper
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 large egg, beaten
Olive oil

1 pound of spaghetti noodles


Mix all of your ingredients in a large bowl. Roll your mixture into small balls. You will have a lot of meatballs. I always freeze half for a later date. In a large non stick skillet on medium high heat up olive oil. Place your meatballs in your skillet in a single layer and cook until golden brown and cook through. Take your meatballs out of your pan and set aside.

Red Sauce Ingredients
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 cup of yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 cup of good wine, Chianti
12 to 15 plum tomatoes, chopped then pureed
salt and pepper to taste


In the same skillet you cooked your meatballs in add your onions and garlic and cook until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add your wine and cook on high heat scrapping all the brown bits in the pan. Cook until all the liquid is almost evaporated. Stir in your pureed tomatoes add salt and pepper. Cook on high for 5 to 10 minutes. Add your meatballs to the sauce cover and simmer on low until your pasta is cooked. Serve hot on cooked spaghetti, top with lots of parmesan cheese.




  1. Looks so good! I woke up hungry today! I hope to make this tonight! Thanks!

  2. DIVINE Laura! You are awesome!

  3. Oh yum! If this recipe would get my husband off the Prego.....I would.....I don't know, the thought makes me speechless! :) Kathy


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