45 Minute Spaghetti And Meatball Recipe


  • 24 Abruzzese Style Italian Meatballs, {raw}*
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup diced baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-24 oz. jars marinara sauce**
  • 1-14.5 oz.can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 jar water {about 1 1/2 cups}
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • parmesan cheese & parsley, to garnish {optional}

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Bake meatballs according to package directions.
  2. In a large pot, saute onions and mushrooms on medium heat in olive oil. After they become tender, stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour in 2 jars of marinara sauce, water and spices. Stir and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Add in cooked meatballs and cover.
  4. Cook spaghetti to al dente, then toss with with sauce and meatballs.
  5. *I used two packages of this kind of meatballs. They were new to my grocery store so I gave them a whirl. SO GOOD!! Feel free to use frozen, cooked meatballs.
  6. **I used the Classico brand Tomato Basil Marinara.

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