Spaghetti & MEatballs
With Homemade Marinara

Spaghetti & Meatballs Recipe

This classic dish is a breeze to make and so delicious!

Author: Remo Trotta


Ingredients for Homemade Marinara Sauce:

  • 1 medium yellow onion (1 cup chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 56 oz crushed tomatoes (from 2 – 28 oz cans)
  • 2 bay leaves optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp basil finely minced*


1. Boil water in a large pot. Once the water boils, add salt and pasta then cook to al dente.

2. While cooking the spaghetti, cook your homemade marinara sauce. In a skillet, add oil over medium heat, place the chopped onion and saute, stir often until soft and golden or about 5 minutes then add the minced garlic and saute for 1 to 2 minutes and until fragrant.

3. Add the 2 cans of crushed tomatoes then bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Then, add Spolumbo’s Classic Italian Meatballs and partially cover with lid. Cook simmer for 30 minutes over medium-low heat. Make sure to turns the meatballs occasionally. Five minutes before sauce is done, stir in chopped fresh basil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Once done cooking the spaghetti, drain and place in a large serving bowl. Top with meatballs and marinara sauce.

5. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh basil, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Your favorite Italian spaghetti with meatballs dish is so easy to make because of these easy to grab ingredients for the people who are always on the go. The amazing “WOW”-inducing meatballs of Spolumbo’s which is so tasty, so juicy and so flavorful is a perfect ingredient for your delicious Italian spaghetti with meatballs recipe.

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