My Cheesy Meatballs and Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

barbara lentz


One of the best meatball recipes I have. I usually double the batch and freeze some for parties. They are great as an appetizer to.


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20 Min
40 Min
Stove Top



  • 1/2 lb
    each ground beef ground pork and ground veal
  • 1 large
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    each grated parmesan and grated romano cheese more for serving
  • 1 tsp
    each salt and pepper
  • 1 medium
    onion minced
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 medium
    onion minced
  • 1/2 c
    dry red wine port is good here
  • 1 can(s)
    28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    15 oz tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh basil minced
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make My Cheesy Meatballs and Homemade Spaghetti Sauce


  1. For Meatballs
    Mix all ingredients together and shape into 1 inch balls. Set aside.
  2. Place the oil in a large skillet or pot. Saute onion and garlic until translucent. Pour in wine and let almost all evaporate. Add remaining ingredients except basil. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile sear the meatballs in batches in another skillet. When all are browned place the meatballs in the sauce to let them continue to cook. The sauce is done when the meatballs are no longer pink in middle. Stir in basil
  4. Cook spaghetti and serve sauce and meatballs on top sprinkled with parmesan cheese

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About My Cheesy Meatballs and Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian

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