Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Level
Easy
Prep: 
20 min
Cook 
25 min
Servings
8 servings, about 1 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce & 3 meatballs
  • Your spaghetti night will never be the same. Jazz it up with this tasty spaghetti and meatballs recipe that uses Nestlé Carnation to give your tomato sauce a creamy consistency that is full of flavor.

The Secret Ingredient

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion, divided
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon, divided
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 pound dry spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes for garnish

Make It

Step 1

Place tomato sauce, water, ¼ cup onion, tomatoes, peeled garlic cloves and 1 teaspoon bouillon in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

Step 2

Combine ground beef, egg, chopped garlic, remaining ¼ cup onion and remaining ½ teaspoon bouillon. Mix with hands until ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Step 3

Roll out 24 meatballs; set aside.

Step 4

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sauce; cook for 5 minutes. Add meatballs; cook for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions.

Step 5

Remove sauce from heat; let cool for 10 minutes. Gently stir in evaporated milk.

Step 6

Serve pasta topped with sauce and 3 meatballs per serving. Sprinkle with parsley and red pepper flakes.
Tip:
Add roasted vegetables or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to sauce for a flavor variation.