Spaghetti and Meatballs – an old favourite… and it’s braces-friendly!

By October 19, 2012

You only need about half an hour to get this budget-friendly dinner on the table.


  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 0 egg, lightly beaten
  • 0 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 0/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 570g jar tomato, onion & basil chunky sauce
  • 400g dried spaghetti
  • Basil leaves to serve


  1. 1.Combine mince, egg, cheese, onion and basil. Season and roll into balls.
  2. 2.Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Cook half the meatballs for 4 – 5 minutes. Remove and repeat.
  3. 3.Return the meatballs to the pan and pour over sauce. Cover, cook over a medium heat for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. 4.Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling water, as per packet directions.
  5. 5.Drain and place in bowl. Spoon over meatballs and sauce. Serve with basil leaves.