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Classic Spaghetti with Meatballs: Weekly Menu Plan

Our family has many favorite meals, many of them are probably similar to meals that your family enjoys also. Classic Spaghetti with Meatballs is probably one of the top choices. It’s one of those meals that you can put on the table when you are in a hurry, or with a little more time, make it from scratch. This recipe involves a little more time, but definitely well worth it.

Although we have shared Homemade Meatball recipe with you before, Doug wanted to try his hand at a new recipe. And I think he found a keeper! The meatballs have a mixture of sausage as well as ground beef and with the addition of Parmesan Cheese, it makes them moist and flavorful.

The Spaghetti Sauce starts with Italian Sausage, but the onion, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and herbs are the same recipe I use for Lasagna. We recently discovered the Gourmet Gardens fresh herbs and love them. With herbs from the garden or even when we buy them, unless we take the time to freeze them, they often go bad before we can use them up. The Gourmet Gardens have cut down on that waste considerably.

Serve with a nice salad, and garlic bread and you have a meal fit for a king!

Monday ~ Easy Chicken Parmesan

Tuesday~ Frito Chili Pie

Wednesday ~ 15 Minute Taco Soup

Thursday ~ Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad and Garlic Bread

Friday ~ Shanghai Wings with Steamed Vegetables

Saturday ~ Beefy Burger Bar

Sunday ~ Chicken N’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Corn

Dessert for the Week - Pumpkin Cake with Honey and Spice Buttercream

Classic Spaghetti with Meatballs: Weekly Menu Plan

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Classic Spaghetti with Meatballs: Weekly Menu Plan

Classic recipe for Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

Ingredients

    Spaghetti Sauce
  • 2/3 pound Italian bulk sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Fresh Garlic
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (16 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs or Parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Fresh Basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Meatballs
  • 1/3 pound Italian bulk sausage
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Fresh Garlic

Instructions

    Sauce
  1. Brown sausage in a large skillet
  2. Add herbs, cook about 1-2 minutes
  3. Add tomato sauce and tomatoes
  4. Add salt and sugar
  5. Cook until thick
  6. Meatballs
  7. Whisk egg and milk together in a small bowl.
  8. Crumble ground beef, Italian sausage, onion and garlic into a large bowl, add egg and milk mixture and toss to coat.
  9. Add bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and mix together thoroughly.
  10. Roll about a heaping tablespoon of meat mixture into a ball and place on a greased baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes in a 350 F oven.
  11. Makes 18-24 meatballs

Notes

Meatballs can be made ahead and frozen. Spaghetti Sauce can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container or frozen.

http://pocketchangegourmet.com/classic-spaghetti-with-meatballs-weekly-menu-plan/

What’s on your menu this week?

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