Serena Wolf's Weeknight Spaghetti and Meatballs | Rao's Homemade

Serena Wolf’s Weeknight Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ingredients
1 cup
Breadcrumbs
1 cup
Whole Milk
1 lb (85% lean)
Ground Beef
1
Egg
½ cup, freshly grated
Parmesan
1 tbs
Parsley
1 clove
Garlic
¾ tsp
Salt
¼ tsp
Pepper
for serving
Basil
DIRECTIONS
01

Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup) and spray with cooking spray.

02

In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and milk. Set aside to rest while you prepare the remaining ingredients for the meatballs. (The breadcrumbs will absorb the milk as they rest.)

03

Add the beef, egg, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper to a medium bowl. Add the soaked breadcrumbs. Using your hands, mix gently just until all of the ingredients until just combined.

04

With lightly oiled hands, gently roll the meat mixture into 16 balls (roughly 2 inches in diameter), and place them an inch or so apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.

05

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the spaghetti al dente according to the package directions.

06

Pour the marinara sauce into a medium sauté pan or Dutch oven and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes.

07

Serve the meatballs and sauce over the cooked spaghetti. (You can also toss the spaghetti with the sauce and meatballs before serving if you prefer. If you do this, reserve a cup of pasta water. Add this pasta water as needed to thin the sauce when tossing with the pasta.) Top with freshly grated Parmesan and basil (if using).

Recipe by Serena Wolf

PRODUCTS USED
Marinara Sauce
Bring home the famous taste of Rao’s Homemade® Marinara Sauce. We slow cook sweet Italian plum tomatoes with fresh ingredients to create this classic sauce.
Spaghetti
Our pasta is made with only two ingredients—durum semolina flour and water. We use traditional bronze dies to cut our pasta creating grooves that grab every drop of sauce. Our…