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Meaty Meatballs with Spaghetti

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Meaty Meatballs with Spaghetti

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meaty Meatballs with Spaghetti
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 388kcal


  • 4 ounce Spaghetti
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, fresh
  • 1 pound beef, ground, 90% lean
  • 1/8 cup flaxseed, ground
  • 1 teaspoon basil, dried
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cup spaghetti or marinara sauce

Serve With

  • 4 medium plum


  • Cook spaghetti as directed on package; drain and set aside.
  • Mince garlic and chop parsley. Add to beef along with flaxseed, basil, salt, pepper and oregano. Mix well and shape into 15-18 meatballs.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Cook meatballs for 6-8 minutes or until browned and no longer pink inside. Pour marinara sauce into skillet and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve meatballs and sauce on a bed of pasta with plums on the side.
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Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1082mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g

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