Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs
Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs
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    Saying these are better than our nonna's would be a bad idea, but she'll never know if we just think it.

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 2 sprigs basil
    • 2 (28-ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    • 3 thick slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed
    • 2 large eggs, beaten to blend
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1/3 cup fresh whole-milk ricotta
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped prosciutto
    • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan, plus more
    • 3/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
    • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more
    • 1 pound ground beef chuck, preferably 20% fat
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more
    • 12 ounces spaghetti
    • Torn basil (for serving; optional)
    • A spice mill or mortar and pestle

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 603 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 31 g 48.28%
    • Saturated Fat: 8 g 38.74%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 76 mg 25.37%
    • Sodium: 946 mg 39.4%
    • Calcium: 168 mg 16.78%
    • Potassium: 137 mg 3.91%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 21.9%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 47 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.98%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 34 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 11.83%
    • Vitamin C 14.21%
    • Vitamin D 0.86%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat5
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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