Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread Recipe


Cooking Time2 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthy++Cuisine
Main Ingredient


For meatballs
 Finely chopped onions1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
 Lean beef round8 Ounce, ground
 Ground turkey breast8 Ounce
 Seasoned bread crumbs1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Egg white1
 Dried oregano1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Fat free tomato sauce26 Ounce (1 Jar)
For garlic bread
 Garlic bulb1 (Whole)
 Water1 Tablespoon
 Olive oil2 Teaspoon
 Bread loaf1⁄2 , halved lengthwise (French / Italian)
 Grated parmesan cheese1 Tablespoon
For spaghetti
 Spaghetti10 Ounce
 Chopped italian parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Fresh)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2659 Calories from Fat 441

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g76.1%

Saturated Fat 6.4 g31.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 322.5 mg

Sodium 2008 mg83.7%

Total Carbohydrates 359 g119.8%

Dietary Fiber 19.2 g76.8%

Sugars 28.5 g

Protein 208 g416.8%

Vitamin A 18.2% Vitamin C 78.9%

Calcium 63.6% Iron 181.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


To make the meatballs: Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Coat a 9" X 9" baking dish with no-stick spray.
Coat a small no-stick skillet with no-stick spray and place over medium heat.
Add the onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, Remove from the heat.
In a large bowl, stir together the beef and turkey.
Add the onion mixture, bread crumbs, egg white, oregano, and 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce.
Mix well.
Form the mixture into 12 meatballs.
Place in the prepared baking dish.
Cover with foil.
Place the dish in a larger pan and add about 1" of water to the outer pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the meatballs are no longer pink in the center when tested with a sharp knife.
Pour the remaining tomato sauce into a medium saucepan and warm over low heat.
Add the meatballs and stir to combine.
To make the garlic bread: Meanwhile, slice 1/4" off the top of the garlic bulb and discard.
Set the bulb on a piece of foil, sprinkle with the water, and wrap loosely.
Place in the oven alongside the meatballs and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or until very soft.
Let cool for 5 minutes.
Preheat the broiler.
Squeeze the roasted garlic into a small bowl and discard the papery skin.
Add the oil.
Using a fork, mash the garlic and oil into a smooth paste.
Spread the paste over the inside of the bread halves.
Sprinkle with the Parmesan and place the halves on a baking sheet.
Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the Parmesan is slightly melted.
Cut each half into 6 slices.
To make the spaghetti: Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling water according to the package directions.
Serve the meatballs and sauce over the spaghetti.
Sprinkle with the parsley.
Serve with the garlic bread.