Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

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When I came across this Spaghetti and Meatball recipe posted on Saveur's facebook page yesterday, I literally dropped what I was doing and ran to the store!

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First stop was a specialty Italian Market to pick up fresh spaghetti and bread...then to Whole Foods for the trio of ground meats and remaining ingredients...


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It was exactly the type of dinner I was in the mood for...something hot, something comforting and something the whole family surely would love! 

It was ...a perfect evening. :) 

My notes:

~ I only added 1 egg to my meatball mixture by mistake (instead of the 3 the recipe calls for). These meatballs were SO delicious, I'm not sure I would add the 3 next time..one worked perfectly!

~ I added the sugar but not sure it was necessary ...think I might halve it next time but it's personal preference - either way TOTALLY AMAZING!

~ Just be sure NOT to rinse your pasta after you drain it...rather place the hot spaghetti in a bowl and immediately spoon a bit of your delicious sauce over the top and lightly toss with kitchen tongs.  This will coat the pasta and allow some of the sauce's flavor to seep right into the spaghetti!

Click below to go to the recipe and MAKE THIS TONIGHT!!!

  Spaghetti and Meatballs

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13 comments:

soma sengupta said...

Looks great. Thanks!

Karen said...

That definitely looks like a perfect evening! I'm craving comforting and hearty dishes right now...there may be pasta in my future.

Aarthi said...

yummy

Jenn said...

In my book.. there is truly nothing better then the classic spaghetti and meatballs!! It was such a staple when I was growing up. Yours looks soooooooo good!!!

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

I'd love to have meatball thurdays... Meatballs have absolutely infinite amount of diversities... Keeps you thinking....

Nuts about food said...

Your bowl of spaghetti looks mouthwatering. Now for a question: do people really rinse spaghetti? Seriously? Why? Here in Italy you actually often save some of the cooking water to ladle in with sauces to make them creamier (pesto is the perfect example). And you would want your pasta to be piping hot, no?

Lea Ann said...

Spaghetti and Meatballs are one of my favorite meals. And when you take the time to do it "right" with the long simmer, the right cheeses and the quality meats it divine. As always, great photos.

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

I am so craving for a big bowl of this right now! wow!!

Justin said...

That looks like a very big, very tasty bowl of pasta! ovely photos by the way.

Katerina said...

We all try to cook fancy, new and innovative dishes, but sometimes it is so nice to return to a well known, all time classic comfort food such as this one! It just makes you feel right!

Nicole said...

can i come be your photo apprentice?? you're too good.
Roman devours pasta. it's so cute to watch. i guess all kids are that way. but i like to think it's because he spent his first 21 months in Italy :)

Amy said...

This is definitely comfort food to me! Looks perfect and delicious. :) Wish you and your loved one a Happy Holiday.

Heather said...

There's nothing better than a perfected classic recipe except maybe the sound and feeling of the Whole Foods packaging. Why am I looking at your blog at 11:30 when I've already had dinner? I'm getting hungry now!! Hope you and your family are having a great holiday season!