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The Easiest Spaghetti Meatballs Recipe

For a bowl of Italian comfort, Make my best & Easiest Spaghetti Meatballs! It only takes 35 minutes to make this delicious family favorite, all from scratch, and I promise you will never have leftovers.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author Bushra Waheed



  • 1 packet 8-10 ounces spaghetti

For Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup Italian Tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 12 fresh basil leaves chopped

For Meatballs

  • 2 pounds chicken mince you can use any lean meat e.g. lamb, mutton, beef
  • 2 slices white soft bread crusts removed
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional

For Topping

  • Parmesan Cheese grated (optional)
  • Basil Leaves


To Make Spaghetti Sauce

  • First make spaghetti sauce in a large pot.
  • Sauté garlic in oil over medium heat for 1 minute.
  • Add tomato sauce, sugar and seasonings (except basil).
  • Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered while you make the meatballs. Lower the heat if it splatters but keep it bubbling.

To make the meatballs

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken mince, garlic, bread slices, Parmesan, eggs, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, basil and a splash of milk.
  • Mix together well with hands.
  • Roll into 16 ( around 2-inch) balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Place cookie sheet into the freezer for 5 minutes to firm up.
  • Gently add meatballs to pot. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes, stirring very gently a couple of times during the simmer.

To Make Spaghetti

  • While meatballs cooked, put on water for spaghetti and cook per package directions.
  • Just before serving, add basil to the sauce.
  • Drain spaghetti and stir in some of the sauce.
  • Sprinkle with extra Parmesan (if like).
  • Top with meatballs and basil leaves.
  • Delicious Spaghetti Meatballs are ready to serve. ENJOY!!


Serving Suggestions:
Serve warm over cooked spaghetti.