Spaghetti Balls with Meat Sauce is a backwards take to your traditional Spaghetti with Meatballs. They’re quirky, fun and completely delicious!
Oh my heavens, y’all!!!
This recipe right here is so good that it just made me sound like an old Southern grandma. The kind of grandma that is famous for her traditional spaghetti and meatballs, then just found out that she can switch the two by making SPAGHETTI… BALLS!
A few weeks ago my husband and I were watching this show on the Food Network where this guy goes from restaurant to restaurant trying out all these famous dishes. He stopped at this one restaurant and tried these Spaghetti Balls, and I knew instantly that I needed to make them.
The spaghetti balls are nothing more than cooked spaghetti noodles in a mixture that’s very similar to my Classic Lasagna ricotta filling. I added a touch of pesto in there to bring some ridiculous flavor.
Then I took my ice cream scoop (cause I’m classy like that), and formed giant balls. I lightly fried them in oil, but I’m fairly sure if you spritzed them with a little oil and baked them at a high temp you could get away with baking rather than frying.
The meat sauce is so simple to make. I used a combination of ground beef and italian sausage, with some classic herbs in a rich tomato sauce.
All you have to do is ladle the meat sauce into a bowl, then top with your spaghetti balls! The outsides of the spaghetti balls are crisp while the insides are soft, cheesy and fluffy. When mixed with the meat sauce – it’s a match made in heaven!
Grab your leftover pasta, (or go make some) and turn your Spaghetti Night upside down!