Not sure what to make for dinner? With cooler temps and darker days on their way, here is a hearty yet healthy meal the whole family will enjoy!
My kids had fun making a gigantic mess with the ingredients and then rolling the meatballs. I was thrilled they ate their entire plate!
Baked Meatballs & Spaghetti
1 1/2 lbs uncooked ground sirloin
1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs or panko crumbs
¼ cup Parmesan cheese- grated- plus extra for sprinkling on top
1 large egg
½ tsp salt and pepper
whole wheat or whole grain spaghetti- cook according to package directions
Your favorite pasta sauce
¼ cup fresh basil- chopped (optional)
1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil coated with cooking spray.
3.) In a large bowl, blend beef, breadcrumbs, cheese, egg, salt and pepper.
4.) Roll into about 1 inch shaped meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet.
5.) Bake until cooked through, turning meatballs after 10 minutes and then continue baking for another 10 minutes or until cooked through.
6.) While meatballs are baking, cook spaghetti according to package directions and pour pasta sauce in a pan over medium-low heat.
7.) When meatballs are done, place meatballs in sauce and coat with sauce. Serve meatballs covered in sauce over spaghetti.
8.) Garnish with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.