Spaghetti with meatballs in tomato sauce in a white craft bowl on a grey slate,stone or concrete background.Top view.

Spaghetti & Meatballs

This classic comfort food is a great way to get the whole family involved in cooking, as it’s not overly complicated, yet still delicious. Try this fun, wholesome recipe for dinner this week!


For the Meatballs

  • 500g minced pork
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 X 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • salt & Pepper
  • handful basil leaves
  • Spaghetti
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. For the meatballs – mix all the ingredients (except the olive oil) in a large bowl. Then using your hands, gently roll the mixture into small golf-ball-size balls and place on a tray.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan, then fry the meatballs until brown. Set aside the meat balls onto a plate with paper towels, so we can get rid of all the excess fat.
  3. For the sauce – Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the onions and garlic, fry for a few seconds. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook over medium-high heat. As the sauce starts to thicken, season with salt & pepper and a pinch of sugar.
  4. Once the sauce is ready, tip in the meatballs. Making sure they’re covered with the sauce, let it simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
  5. Whilst the meatballs are cooking, cook your spaghetti.
  6. When ready, double check the seasoning of the meatballs and sauce, add the basil leaves, and serve with Parmesan. Enjoy!