Spaghetti with Meatballs

This is quite a popular dinner in this house, and I do make this a lot but I never use a recipe! My meatballs tend to just be mince and seasoning, I very rarely add anything else. So these meatballs seemed like more of a faff than my usual efforts!

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I started mixing the meatball ingredients and was thinking I should’ve removed the crusts from the bread!

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I also used dried basil but for some reason I only had the purple variety!

I didn’t count my meatballs and wasn’t particularly uniform about shaping them..

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So these were fried for about 7 minutes while I chopped the veg for the sauce..

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Then it was on with the sauce. When I usually make meatball sauce I tend to blitz it to make it smoother. I quite like the idea of the chunks of veg in this sauce and is another good way of sneaking in extra veg for the kids..

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After 30 minutes the sauce really had thickened up and the meatballs were nicely cooked..

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I was making this for 2 adults and 2 kids so I used the whole 8oz of recommended spaghetti. In other pasta recipes I felt the quantities were a little sparse! In this case all this was the perfect amount for the four of us..
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Finally it was served with Parmesan on top and a little extra on the table..

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Well as spaghetti and meatballs go this is rather good!! The sauce is great as are the meatballs. I think the egg and bread are used to bind together but when I make mine without them they do work just as well. I suppose adding the bread helps bulk up the quantity and serve more. Overall this was a great recipe and clean plates all round!

Would I make this again? Yes

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