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Kid Friendly Spaghetti and Meatballs

September 21, 2015

Looking for a fun dinner that the kids can help make?  Then this recipe is perfect for you and the little ones!  This easy spaghetti and meatballs recipe is sure to please fussy eaters and parents.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh onion
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 (25.5-ounce) jar tomato-and-basil pasta sauce, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 5 cups hot cooked spaghetti (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
  • 5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


In a mixing bowl, combine the meat, onion, breadcrumbs, garlic salt, pepper, egg white, and 2 tablespoons of pasta sauce.  Using your hands, shape the mixture into small, 1-inch meatballs.  Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and place it over medium heat until it is hot.  Drop in the meatballs and cook them for about 6 minutes making sure to brown them on all sides.  When the meatballs are browned, stir in the rest of the pasta sauce.  Cover the skillet and let it simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Once your meatballs are cooked to perfection, serve them over spaghetti and add fresh Parmesan cheese and basil.

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