This spaghetti and meatballs recipe is made to be shared! So gather 'round the dinner table, and enjoy this Family-Style Spaghetti & Meatballs!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 lb. ground pork
1 apple, grated
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme
1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
1/3 cup fresh basil, torn into small pieces
2 Tbsp. whipping cream
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 375°F.
Combine panko and seasonings in large bowl; stir in cheese. Reserve 2 Tbsp. cheese mixture for later use.
Add next 5 ingredients to remaining cheese mixture; mix just until blended. Shape into 12 meatballs, using 1/4 cup meat mixture for each. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 22 to 25 min. or until done (165ºF). Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.
Drain spaghetti, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Return water to pan; stir in tomatoes and garlic. Cook on medium heat 3 to 5 min. or until tomatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Add pasta sauce, basil and cream; mix well. Add spaghetti; toss to evenly coat.
Serve spaghetti mixture topped with meatballs and reserved cheese mixture.
Enjoy your favorite foods while keeping portion size in mind.
We revised this recipe to use KRAFT Shredded Cheese, SHAKE 'N BAKE Coating Mix and seasonings. Our Kraft Kitchens team has developed substitutions for the entire FRESH TAKE lineup so that you can continue to enjoy the great taste of these products. Click here for our Classic Four Cheese substitution guide.
For easy cleanup, cover baking sheet with foil sprayed with cooking spray before using as directed.
How to Safely Prepare Meatballs
After shaping meatballs with your hands, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water for at least 20 sec. A quick rinse under the faucet is not enough to kill any harmful bacteria.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 67g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.