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Garlic, Cheese, Meatball and Spaghetti With French Bread

This is a loud flavorful meatball I made being lazy not wanting to make 20 and only had to ball up 4. The gravy is very uncomplicated and I’m not sure if it’s a “thing”. It has one flavor which is the tomato. You may want to speed up the process with your favorite jar of gravy. I’ll write up my 8 hour gravy one day.
Course Main Course
Style Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 2037kcal
Author Shawn


Meatball Parts

  • 1 lb beef (ground )
  • 1 lb pork (ground )
  • 2 cup parmigiano cheese (='s 1 bag shredded)
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese ( 1 - 1/12 inch cubes)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tsp garlic (='s 4 thin sliced cloves )
  • ¼ cup basil (chopped )
  • 4 oz egg (='s 2 eggs, beat)
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp pepper

Gravy Parts

  • 24 oz tomatoes (='s 6 romas)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp salt


  • 12 oz angel hair pasta
  • 16 oz french bread (1 loaf)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ½ tbsp parsley (chopped )


Make a Meatball

  • In a large bowl add all of the “Meatball Parts”.
  • Mix well with hands. When making hamburgers you mix less with these meatballs you mix to where the mixture is almost pasty.
  • Make your meatballs with hands about the size of a softball. Feel free to make much smaller balls, this mixture will net 20-25 smaller balls.
  • Push cube of mozzarella into center of meatball.
  • Place a rack on a cookie sheet then meatballs on top of rack.
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour. Cheese will be oozing out when done like in image.

Orchestrate The Gravy

  • In a pot big enough to house your tomatoes, boil water in it. About 4 cups of water plus tomatoes.
  • Carefully drop tomatoes in boiling water for 1 minute.
  • Carefully drain water.
  • Using same pot on medium high heat drop in olive oil then tomatoes and salt.
  • Break up and mix around pot until there is no tomatoes shapes.
  • Pour in 1 cup of water and simmer for 46 minutes continuing to smash/stir.

Build The Plate

  • Boil pasta according to your box.
  • Cut french bread in 4” pieces then cut long way in half.
  • Butter both sides of bread and a dash of salt.
  • Broil in oven for about 5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Plate and stack pasta, gravy, meatball, parmigiano, and a shot of Smoked hot sauce
  • Drop in the french bread and confetti with parsley.
  • Mangia! Mangia!

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➕ Nutrition
Nutrition Facts
Garlic, Cheese, Meatball and Spaghetti With French Bread
Amount Per Serving (355 oz)
Calories 2037 Calories from Fat 918
% Daily Value*
Fat 102g157%
Saturated Fat 45g281%
Cholesterol 398mg133%
Sodium 4258mg185%
Potassium 1614mg46%
Carbohydrates 159g53%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 115g230%
Vitamin A 2935IU59%
Vitamin C 26.1mg32%
Calcium 1362mg136%
Iron 11.8mg66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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