How To Make Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe – Natasha’s Kitchen


Hi everyone, its Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com and today we’re making a family favorite – spaghetti and meatballs in a
homemade marinara sauce. We’re sharing all of our secrets for incredibly tender,
juicy and flavorful meatballs. We start with a surprising ingredient. You’ll need
three slices of white bread. Remove the crust, then dice the bread or tear it
into small pieces. Transfer those to a large mixing bowl and add 2/3 cup of
cold water. Let the bread soak up the liquid for about five minutes then mash
it up with a fork. Now add one pound of ground beef and one pound of sweet
ground Italian sausage with the casings removed. Also add one large egg, four
minced garlic cloves, a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of black pepper. Mix
everything to combine and it’s easiest just to use your hands. Oh! and I almost forgot –
add 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and stir everything together. Divide the
meat into about 22 – 1.5″ meatballs and it’s so easy to just use a
trigger release ice cream scoop. Use your hands to roll each one into a ball then
dip in flour, tapping off the excess. Once all of your meatballs are formed, place a
large, heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium heat and add 3 tablespoons of
olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add half of the
meatballs, without crowding the pot and sauté until they’re browned on all sides,
or about 2 minutes per side. The meatballs will not be fully cooked
through at this point, just browned. Transfer those to a platter and repeat
with the second batch. Now in the same pot add one cup of diced onions and
saute stirring occasionally for five minutes. Now add four minced garlic
cloves and stir for one minute. Pour in two 28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes
and add 2 bay leaves. Stir the sauce to combine and bring it to a light boil. Add
the meatballs back to the pot along with any accumulated juices, stirring to
submerge the meatballs, then partially cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile cook 1 pound of spaghetti in salted water according to the package
instructions until al dente or softer if your family loves it that way. Drain the
pasta, without rinsing it 5 minutes before the sauce is done. Add 2
tablespoons of chopped basil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Combine the cooked pasta with the sauce and stir until the noodles are evenly
coated. It is dinner time and I am so excited
because I’ve got this juicy meatball pasta staring back at me.
Alright, we’re gonna give this a quick toss. Make sure everything is really well
combined and all the noodles are coated in that luscious sauce. Mmm…
Wow! This is so saucy… Look at this! YUM! And loaded with meatballs. Okay, and my
favorite way to serve this is family-style,
so we’re gonna pour this all into a big serving pasta bowl. All right,
just all at once. Are you ready? All right, I’m gonna use those muscles… Yeah ,that’s
that last noodle… come on! Okay, there we go, smooth. Kind of all right. Oh yum yum
yum. So many meatballs! This is the perfect family dinner and garnished with
a little bit more fresh basil. And of course – Parmesan cheese, lots of parmesan.
This adds great flavor and just makes it feel like a restaurant. And this grater
is really fun, I’ll leave a link below. Okay, a little more, little cheese happy
there. Okay and now I’m gonna serve it up. You can just hear how saucy it is. Okay and a little bit more basil gives
it that fresh pop of color and flavor of course. And a little more cheese, because
who can resist. All right, looks like a nice mountain. Okay
and I’m gonna cut into one of these meatballs because I want to show you
guys just how soft and tender they are. Oh my goodness, fork goes right through
it. All right, here we go. Mmm… Big bite, mm-hmm… Oh my goodness! Those
meatballs are just melt-in-your-mouth tender and the secret to making them so
good, is combining ground beef with that sweet Italian sausage. Such a great
flavor combination and searing them on the stove first, seals in all the juices
and then they slow cook in that marinara sauce. Oh my goodness, this is so good! So
worth the effort! This is absolutely kid-friendly! One of
my kid’s favorite meals and it reheats really well, so it’s perfect for work
lunches and meal planning. I hope this spaghetti and meatballs
recipe becomes a new favor in your home. If you guys enjoyed this video, give us a
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100 Replies to “How To Make Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe – Natasha’s Kitchen

  1. Hope i can cook this for my family.
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  2. Now that's a one pot starch bomb. The sauce should be far thinner, and have a bit of olive oil.
    You can laugh as much as you want before, but after this meal you will defenately not for at least 3 days.

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  5. Try lightly breading them in seasoned crumbs. Theyโ€™ll really grip the sauce, yielding a pleasant change in texture.

  6. I enjoyed your recipe, I just did this last Friday and enjoyed the leftovers on Sunday. I followed all your steps. What a fantastic meal! Thank you! I will be doing this again and again in the future.

  7. Just cooked this recipe today! So recommend it to every one. I only got 12 meatballs but it was perfectly delicious! My husband is a picky eater sometimes and he loved it so did my kiddos and extra family that decided to show up unexpected. Love you Natasha!

  8. Omg I'm definitely going to try this recipe, love your kitchen and all your dishes and thank you for the quick and easy recipes that you share, me encantan ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. Love watching your bubbly personality and how down to earth you are! You've just won over a new subscriber! Happy cooking and don't ever change…๐Ÿ˜˜

  10. Wow that looks delicious! I think I can smell it through the device! One day Iโ€™m gonna have to try this ๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  11. 2/3 cups of water was a little much on the meatballs, ended up with mushy meatballs, maybe it was suppose to be 1/3 cup.

  12. Another excellent recipe/video! Thank you! FYI, you need to make a big deal about finding and removing all the bay leaves. I didn't fish them out of my gumbo some years ago and ended up in the emergency room. By the time I got home 6 hours later, my gumbo was cold ๐Ÿ™ Keep up the good work!

  13. You cook so simple. I love it! Thank you. I admire how you use your bare hands, I couldnโ€™t.
    Sad as it sounds I use some clear light gloves ๐Ÿ˜‚ I canโ€™t stand the smell afterwards. I use a lot of garlic and parsley on my seasons.

  14. That looks absolutely delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹. I love the ground beef and sausage combo. ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  15. This looks good. I make my meatballs totally different.
    All I do to the meat is add: mash potatoe flakes, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and thats it….

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