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Spaghetti Meatball Bake


If you love pasta in tomato sauces, then this is the pinnacle of comfort food that you can make at home. Baked spaghetti in an arrabiata sauce, with flavorful chicken meatballs, loaded with melted mozzarella cheese on top of everything.  

 

What is Spaghetti and Meatballs baked ?

Spaghetti and Meatballs is an option called as a pseudo italian dish, meaning that italian pastas have been made with tomato sauces and meat, but their verison of meatballs is smaller in comparison. The modern version of spaghetti and meatballs have been created by Italian immigrants in America. Spaghetti and meatballs baked is a version of the dish in which the prepared ingredients are placed in a deep dish and baked with grated mozzarella cheese on top to form an oozy melted top for the whole pasta dish.

 


Quick and Easy Spaghetti and Meatballs bake 

This is the top tier of comfort foods that a person can make at their home. With the saucy pasta, flavorful meatballs topped with melted cheesy goodness, this is the perfect amalgamation to eat with everyone or all by yourself.

 


How to make Spaghetti Meatballs Bake

  1. In a large bowl add the minced meat, a whole egg, chopped onion and garlic,chilli flakes, parsley, bread crumbs, pepper and salt. Mix it all together and shape them into even sized balls of the size of a golf ball.  

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2. Heat a circulon chef's pan and add some olive oil into it. Saute chopped garlic and onions into it and also add some butter to it. Add chopped tomatoes, bay leaves and tomato puree to the pan and mix it in. Season it with salt and pepper.  

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3. Layer boiled spaghetti into a square baking pan, top it off with the prepared tomato sauce. Place the shaped meat balls onto it, with grated mozzarella cheese. Bake into a preheated 200 degree oven for 10-12 minutes till the meatballs are fully cooked.  

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4. Once out of the oven, top it off with some parsley and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Serve it hot in the baking dish itself using a pair of tongs.  

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Expert Tips

  1. Eggs are only to add a binding agent to the meatballs, you won't taste them at all.
  2. If you cook the tomato sauce for a longer time it will taste better.
  3. If the tomatoes are too sweet you can just add a little sugar to balance it out.

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