Often known as a pseudo-Italian dish, baked spaghetti and meatballs is incredibly satiating and satisfying, if it is made correctly. You need to give it a cheesiness and scrumptious with a hint of spice and loads of flavour.
Here is a recipe that is an all-time favourite:
12 oz. spaghetti
3 cups marinara sauce
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tbsp fresh parsley leaves, chopped
Make the meatballs with:
16 ounces ground beef, quality cut, with 10% fat
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup breadcrumbs or Panko
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated fresh
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tso ground allspice
One punch of nutmeg powder
1 tbsp olive oil
Take a big bowl and combine all the ingredients for the meatballs. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Make one and a half inch balls by rolling between your hands. Form about 20 meatballs. Cook the meatballs in olive oil till brown on all sides, for about 3-5 minutes.
Boil salted water for the spaghetti and cook as per package instructions. Pour in the marinara sauce once pasta is drained.
Layer pasta in a pre-oiled baking dish, followed by the meatballs and lastly the mozzarella cheese. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees till bubbly.
Serve topped with parsley leaves.ly the mozzarella cheese. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees till bubbly.
Serve topped with parsley leaves.