EVERYDAY ITALIAN SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

Recipe from Marlene Koch's Eat What YOu Love Cookbook Nutritional Information (serving size 1 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce and 3 meatballs: Calories: 420 Total Fat: 11g sat fat: 3.5g Carbohydrate: 49g Protein: 28g Fiber 7g Sodium 360mg

EVERYDAY ITALIAN SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS
EVERYDAY ITALIAN SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

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SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 12

    ounces spaghetti

  • 1

    tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/2

    cup finely chopped onions

  • 3

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 1/2

    cup dry red wine

  • 1

    (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1

    (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1/2

    teaspoon sugar (optional)

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons dried basil (fresh is better approx 2 tablespoons)

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons dried oreagano

  • 1/4

    teaspoon black pepper

  • Red pepper flakes, a pinch to taste

  • 2

    cups water

  • 1

    recipe Everyday Italian Meatballs

Directions

1. Prep the meatballs, but do not cook. 2. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over med-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 additional minute. Deglaze the pan by pouring in the wine and scraping the browned bits from the bottom. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, herbs, black pepper, red pepper and water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes. 3. Cook pasta according to package directions while the sauce simmers, drain and set aside. 4. gently stir the uncooked meatballs into the sauce and cover. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until meatballs feel firm and are cooked through. Place pasta in a large bowl or platter. Pour one cup of sauce into pasta. Top with meatballs and serve with remaining sauce.

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