Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

It comes as no surprise to me that during this transitional time in life, I’m craving a lot of comfort food. I’m perpetually bloated because all I want is chocolate and pasta! I don’t even feel sad or scared, which are emotions I think people associate with craving those things, in fact I feel really excited and oddly calm. No, it’s more about the fact that I have so much to organize and think about throughout the day, that when it comes to eating I just want something classic, easy, and comfortable.

Did you see in my {about me} that spaghetti and meatballs was the first meal I ever made solo? Talk about a classic.

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Spaghetti and meatballs isn’t groundbreaking, but it’s something everyone should know how to make from scratch (except the pasta). If anything else, it’s an easy weeknight meal for all you busy people. Add a glass of wine and put on the Perfect Italian Dinner playlist from spotify and you have yourself a frickin’ TIME, y’all.

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Classic Spaghetti & Meatballs

for the sauceΒ 

1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 can of crushed tomatoes

1 can of tomato paste

1 tbsp of olive oil

pinch of salt and pepper

Add the olive oil to the bottom of a large saucepan. With the heat on medium, add the onions and cook for a few minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes, until fragrant. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and the salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally.

for the meatballs

1 pound of ground beef

2 eggs

1/2 c Italian breadcrumbs

1/3 c grated romano cheese

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl until sticky. Form into small, 1 inch balls. Place on a baking sheet.

Bake the meatballs for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and add the meatballs to the simmering sauce.

for the pasta

1 box of spaghetti or angel hair pasta (I love thin pasta)

Fill a pot with water, bring to boil, and cook the pasta as directed on the box until al dente. Strain, top with sauce, sprinkle on some cheese and enjoy!

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