Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 6 servings Calories 525.8

Baked homemade meatballs are served over hot spaghetti with lots of sauce and grated Parmesan cheese.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Olive oil for greasing pan
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ⅓ cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (24 ounce) jar Ragu® Old World Style® Traditional Pasta Sauce
  • 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a large rimmed baking sheet with olive oil.
  2. 2 Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, mozzarella cheese, and garlic in a medium bowl. Use a 1/4 cup measure or ice cream scoop to portion into 12 to 13 meatballs. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. 3 Baked until browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  4. 4 Bring the Ragu® Sauce to a simmer in a 12-inch skillet. Gently place the cooked meatballs into the sauce. Simmer 10 minutes.
  5. 5 Ladle some of the sauce over hot pasta and toss to coat. Serve with more sauce and the meatballs with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 525.8
  • Carbohydrate 58.4 g
  • Cholesterol 94.1 mg
  • Fat 17.9 g
  • Fiber 4.5 g
  • Protein 30.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.8 g
  • Sodium 1006 mg
  • Sugar 7.1 g


  1. I used 1 1/2 veal,beef,pork ,2 tsp Italian seasoning , sautéed medium sweet onion, 2 garlic cloves , salt and pepper and followed the recipe to make the meatballs. But I use primo sauce for the spaghetti sauce. My friends really enjoyed them. There excellent. Will make them again.
  2. Lacked taste. I had to add onions grated cheese oregano and an extra clove. The first time I made it was with Rao's Marinara sauce b/c I was too lazy to make my own and the 2nd x I made it with my homemade sauce. The 2x was the best. I think I'll keep my - Read more ...
  3. I used this recipe just for the meatballs and they turned out perfect. I will definitely use the recipe again.
  4. We made the meatballs exactly as called for and added some onions garlic and red wine to the sauce. Terrific!
  5. Sooo easy and GOOD! I used the jar minced garlic - 2 Tbsp and a good sprinkling of Italian seasoning.
  6. Easy and quick but with a very homemade taste! A weeknight home run.
  7. Thank you so much for this recipe! It is easy and delicious and I had almost all of the ingredients on hand. The mozarella that I had was not good so I used parmesan in its place. I also used barilla marinara sauce because that is what I had. I also added salt and pepper - Read more ...
  8. I made these tonight with a couple of changes. I sautéed an onion and the minced garlic in a little olive oil. I added them to the meatball mixture with basil oregano salt and pepper. I am also not a fan of Ragu so I used my favorite sauce. The mozzarella cheese really makes the - Read more ...
  9. So love this recipe for meatballs....delicious!!! Only thing I did different was I added a tbsp of Italian seasoning to the meatballs & I made my own pasta sauce instead of Ragu but overall I give 5 stars on just the meatball recipe itself

Add review

We use cookies and similar methods to recognize visitors and remember their preferences. We also use them to measure ad campaign effectiveness, target ads and analyze site traffic. Learn more