Spaghetti and Meatballs

Caitriona Redmond

July 10, 2013

Family Meal Planner meatballs

Like this? Share it with your network!

Like this? Share it with your network!

Meatballs don’t have to be complicated, you don’t need to spend hours slaving to get the texture right. This Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe is very easy to make.


  • Quality minced beef, preferably with some fat content – your butcher will help with this.
  • Some water – approx. 15ml per 250g of minced beef
  • Small amount of salt and pepper


  1. Put the minced beef into a large bowl, sprinkle with the water, salt & pepper.
  2. Rinse your hands well under water and while still wet use your hands to mix everything together before wetting your hands again (I keep a bowl of water nearby) to shape the balls. We like large golf-ball sizes and it’s 2 or 3 per adult and 1 or 2 per child.
  3. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celcius and put the meat balls into an oven proof dish.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes before adding them to your sauce of choice. Here I’ve used some of my hidden vegetable pasta sauce
  5. Serve with pasta of your choice.

Related : Why not try this Spaghetti & Meatballs Cake for dessert

This recipe, and more, is available on Wholesome Ireland

If you have tried this recipe let us know what you thought of it in the comments below

Did you like this article? Sign up for our free newsletter (be sure to tick Food!) and join us on facebook and follow us on Twitter

Like this? Share it with your network!

Like this? Share it with your network!

Published On: July 10th, 2013 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: March 26th, 2020 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Caitriona Redmond

Avatar photo
Caitriona is a food writer, blogger and author, as well as a mother to 2 boys and a teen stepdaughter. After Caitriona was laid off during the recession, with her family budget getting smaller she found herself facing a shrinking amount of money on a weekly basis to spend on food. She could feed the family on convenience food for the same amount that she had to spend but she chose to cook the best food she could within their tight budget. Her blog is about her, how she manages and the rollercoaster that parenting and living on a tight budget brings.

You May Also Enjoy

You’ve Got Mail!

Get our best content direct to your inbox! You’ll receive quick and easy recipes, fun ideas to entertain the kids, parenting tips, competitions, as well as offers from brands we trust.