Spaghetti & MeatballsSubmitted by: ADGIRL618
Introduction3 Meatballs per serving. It's really more than 4 servings of pasta but only 4 servings of meatballs...so it would actually be a little less calories. 3 Meatballs per serving. It's really more than 4 servings of pasta but only 4 servings of meatballs...so it would actually be a little less calories.
Whole wheat spaghetti, cooked al dente
6 ounces of 93% lean
Sauce: 1 large and 1 small can of whole roma tomatoes
onion, garlic, herbs and spices (basil, oregano, parsley, pepper, cayenne pepper, thyme, a sprinkle of rosemary)
Meatballs: 6 ounces 93% lean ground beef, breadcrumbs, 2 medium fresh eggs or 1 large, herbs and spices to taste
Fresh parsley to top prepared spaghette
For the sauce, saute onions, garlic (mushrooms or any other veggies) in pan with spray. I start with 1 large can and 1 small can of whole roma tomatoes, a couple of fresh basil leaves and herbs and spices (a little cayenne pepper) all in a pan. Break the tomatoes up with your hands a little. As the sauce simmers the tomatoes will break down even more and create a sauce.
Put the meatballs in the sauce for the last hour of simmering. The meatballs will be very tender. Take the meatballs out of the sauce, mix the cooked pasta in, put in a serving bowl and place the meatballs back on top of the pasta. For taste and presentation sprinkle with fresh chopped flat leaf italian parsley...you'll never miss the absence of parmesan cheese if you use the parsley!
Serving Size: 4
Number of Servings: 4.5
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ADGIRL618.