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Spaghetti and Meatballs With Italian Sausage

Teresa

Spaghetti and Meatballs With Italian Sausage is so mouthwatering. This delicious entree uses both Italian sausage and ground beef in the meatballs. The Italian sausage gives the sauce a little zip and the meatballs provide the meaty, savory flavors we love in a good spaghetti dish.

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My husband came home from the hospital and rehab in early August. He had been there for almost two months after suffering a stroke in early June. I asked him what he wanted to eat, since he was tired of hospital food. He told me he wanted some spaghetti but made with Italian sausage.

I used my basic recipe and added Italian sausage. I also tweaked my meatball recipe so they are even more flavorful. The result? Fantastic. Our neighbors across the street were moving at the time, so I asked them if they liked spaghetti. Yes, they did. Since I made so much sauce (more than we could eat), I took them some of the sauce and spaghetti noodles as well. They had enough for two meals.

They told me they loved the spaghetti and were grateful they didn’t have to cook during that very busy time. On top of that, they wanted the recipe. (That’s usually a good indication when you hit the gold mine.) 🙂

Spaghetti and Meatballs With Italian Sausage is a terrific family recipe that should be on your regular meal rotation. I made most of it in the crockpot. I do prefer to bake the meatballs (rather than fry). They seem to turn out a lot better that way and don’t take on excess calories due to the frying.

This is one of those comfort food meals where we can never get enough. This old-fashioned Italian themed dinner is hearty, filling and totally satisfying. For that matter, it’s great for company too. 🙂

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Spaghetti and Meatballs With Italian Sausage is fantastic!

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I make the sauce chunky with mushrooms, diced onions and whole tomatoes along with the meatballs and Italian sausage.

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Every forkful is mouthwatering.

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This irresistible entree will soon become a family favorite.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the sauce.

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Brown Italian sausage and drain.

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Place sausage on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess grease.

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Spray a crock pot with cooking spray. Pour tomato puree into crockpot. Add diced tomatoes, whole tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir to combine.

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Add diced onions, garlic, mushrooms and browned Italian sausage.

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Add seasonings and bay leaves.

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Stir to combine. Cover with lid and cook on high about 4-6 hours.

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I used these ingredients for the meatballs.

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Place ground beef in a large mixing bowl. Add onions, egg, parmesan cheese, seasoned bread crumbs, milk, Lawry’s seasoned salt, parsley, basil, oregano, pepper and thyme.

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Work ingredients together with your hands until thoroughly mixed.

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Shape meat mixture into meatballs and place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

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Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes.

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Remove meatballs from cookie sheet and place in crockpot. Cover and continue cooking 4-6 hours.

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Remove bay leaves before serving.

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Serve sauce over hot, cooked spaghetti noodles.

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Garnish with parmesan cheese before serving.

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We loved how Spaghetti and Meatballs With Italian Sausage turned out.

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The meatballs are seasoned with parmesan cheese. Every bite is so, so good.

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If you enjoy spaghetti recipes, you’ll love this one flavored with Italian sausage. It has a really nice zip to it.

Here’s the recipe.

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE

(My own concoction)

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Spaghetti and Meatballs With Italian Sausage

Spaghetti and Meatballs With Italian Sausage is a sumptuous and irresistible two-meat entree. The sauce is chunky with the addition of mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, Italian sausage and parmesan cheese-flavored meatballs. This mouthwatering comfort food recipe is marvelous for family dinners but delicious enough to serve company. It's hearty, filling and satisfying and especially good when you want a stick-to-the-ribs, down-home meal.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Beef Main Dish, Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 15
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients
  

MEAT SAUCE:

  • 1 lb. mild or sweet Italian sausage
  • 29 oz. can tomato puree
  • 29 oz. can whole tomatoes undrained and partially cut-up with a fork
  • 12 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 29-oz. cans Italian diced tomatoes or reegular diced tomatoes
  • 1 large onion sliced in rings or diced
  • 8 oz. can sliced mushrooms drained (or fresh mushrooms)
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 heaping tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 heaping teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 heaping teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 heaping tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 to 4 shakes red pepper flakes if desired
  • 2 to 3 whole bay leaves
  • hot, cooked spaghetti

MEATBALLS:

  • 2 lbs. 96% lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp. Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup milk (can use up to 1/2 cup milk; or use half-and-half or evaporated milk)
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme

Instructions
 

MEAT SAUCE:

  • Break Italian sausage into small clumps and fry over medium heat in large skillet until no longer pink.
  • Drain sausage on paper towels.
  • Empty tomato products into a crockpot that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • With a wooden spoon, work the tomato paste into the other ingredients until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients, including sausage and baked meatballs.
  • Let simmer on high for about 4-6 hours.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving.
  • Serve over hot, cooked spaghetti and garnish with parmesan cheese.

MEATBALLS:

  • Combine ingredients by hand in a mixing bowl.
  • Shape into balls.
  • Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until done.
  • Add to crockpot with other ingredients.
  • Yield: 53 meatballs.

Notes

NOTE: This makes a thick, chunky, spaghetti sauce, which we prefer over thin sauces.
NOTE: This recipe can also be made on the stove top for about an hour on a low-medium heat.
NOTE: If you want a strong Italian sausage flavor, add two pounds of Italian sausage.
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Nutrition

Calories: 520kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 33gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 1295mgPotassium: 643mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 450IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 4.9mg
Keyword beef, ground beef, main dish, meatballs, mushrooms, noodles, pork, sausage, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, tomatoes
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I love a chunky, meaty spaghetti sauce.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs With Italian Sausage is one of those comfort food entrees my husband particularly enjoys.

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Don’t you want a plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs right now?

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Our neighbors loved this dish. This is a great entree for company as well as family dinners.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs With Italian Sausage

Spaghetti and Meatballs With Italian Sausage is a sumptuous and irresistible two-meat entree. The sauce is chunky with the addition of mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, Italian sausage and parmesan cheese-flavored meatballs. This mouthwatering comfort food recipe is marvelous for family dinners but delicious enough to serve company. It's hearty, filling and satisfying and especially good when you want a stick-to-the-ribs, down-home meal.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Beef Main Dish, Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 15
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients
  

MEAT SAUCE:

  • 1 lb. mild or sweet Italian sausage
  • 29 oz. can tomato puree
  • 29 oz. can whole tomatoes undrained and partially cut-up with a fork
  • 12 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 29-oz. cans Italian diced tomatoes or reegular diced tomatoes
  • 1 large onion sliced in rings or diced
  • 8 oz. can sliced mushrooms drained (or fresh mushrooms)
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 heaping tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 heaping teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 heaping teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 heaping tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 to 4 shakes red pepper flakes if desired
  • 2 to 3 whole bay leaves
  • hot, cooked spaghetti

MEATBALLS:

  • 2 lbs. 96% lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp. Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup milk (can use up to 1/2 cup milk; or use half-and-half or evaporated milk)
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 2 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme

Instructions
 

MEAT SAUCE:

  • Break Italian sausage into small clumps and fry over medium heat in large skillet until no longer pink.
  • Drain sausage on paper towels.
  • Empty tomato products into a crockpot that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • With a wooden spoon, work the tomato paste into the other ingredients until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients, including sausage and baked meatballs.
  • Let simmer on high for about 4-6 hours.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving.
  • Serve over hot, cooked spaghetti and garnish with parmesan cheese.

MEATBALLS:

  • Combine ingredients by hand in a mixing bowl.
  • Shape into balls.
  • Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until done.
  • Add to crockpot with other ingredients.
  • Yield: 53 meatballs.

Notes

NOTE: This makes a thick, chunky, spaghetti sauce, which we prefer over thin sauces.
NOTE: This recipe can also be made on the stove top for about an hour on a low-medium heat.
NOTE: If you want a strong Italian sausage flavor, add two pounds of Italian sausage.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 520kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 33gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 1295mgPotassium: 643mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 450IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 4.9mg
Keyword beef, ground beef, main dish, meatballs, mushrooms, noodles, pork, sausage, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, tomatoes
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