From childhood to adulthood, spaghetti and meatballs has always been one of my favorite dishes. And I don’t think I’m alone in my fondness for this amazing Italian dish.
Fortunately for spaghetti-and-meatball-lovers, there are quite a few recipes out there that put a delicious twist on this traditional meal, such as this yummy, but healthy spaghetti squash and meatballs alternative.
But in all of the variations I’ve tried, I have absolutely never spotted a recipe quite as unique — and delicious — as this one!
In our exclusive video below, you’ll see how simple it is to make spaghetti in a meatball. It’s so smart I can’t believe I’ve never thought of this before!
It might just look like an ordinary meatball from the outside, but one bite will leave any Italian-food fan wanting more.
Check out the recipe below, and then watch the video to see this one-of-a-kind recipe in action.
3 lbs. ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
1 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
2 tsps. garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp. plain seltzer
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup romano cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp. salt
Basil leaves, chopped
Parmesan cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350 °F.
In large mixing bowl, mix ground beef, onion, parsley, 1 tsp. garlic, eggs, seltzer, bread crumbs, romano cheese, and Worcestershire sauce.
Add 1/4 cup olive oil and pasta to boiling water.
Cook pasta, drain, and set aside.
In saucepan, sauté 1 tsp. garlic in 1/4 cup olive oil for 1 minute.
Add salt, pasta, basil leaves, and 1 1/2 cups of marinara sauce, then stir.
Place aluminum foil over a small oven-safe bowl.
Place beef into bowl and mold to the shape of the container.
Pour pasta into center of beef bowl.
Shape beef into a ball around pasta, and cover with foil.
Bake for 1 hour at 350 °F.
Top with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.
Serve and enjoy!
Watch the video below to see how simple it is to make spaghetti in a meatball at home.
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