This easy, breezy spaghetti and meatballs tastes just like Nonna's, but only takes a fraction of the time to make. The secret is using sausage meat for the meatballs and a homemade sauce that can't be beat!
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Mild Italian Sausage, uncased
Italian Breadcrumbs(ContainsMilk/Lait, Sesame/Sésame, Soy/Soja, Wheat/Blé)
Chicken Broth Concentrate
Parmesan Cheese, shredded(ContainsMilk/Lait)
Tomato Sauce Base
Before starting, preheat the oven to 400°F. Wash and dry all produce. Heat Guide for Step 6 (dbl for 4 ppl): 1/4 tsp mild, 1/2 tsp medium and 1 tsp spicy! Add 10 cups water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, peel, then finely chop shallots. Peel, then mince or grate garlic.
Meanwhile, add sausage and breadcrumbs to a large bowl. Season with pepper, then combine. (TIP: If you prefer a firmer meatball, add an egg to the mixture!) Roll mixture into 10 equal-sized meatballs (20 for 4 ppl). Arrange meatballs on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake in the middle of the oven until cooked through, 10-12 min.**
Meanwhile, add spaghetti to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water (dbl for 4 ppl), then drain spaghetti.
Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then shallots. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 2-3 min. Add garlic and tomato sauce base. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1-2 min. Add crushed tomatoes and broth concentrate. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce reduces slightly, 6-8 min.
Add spaghetti, spinach, meatballs, reserved pasta water and half the Parmesan to the pan with sauce. Toss gently to combine until spinach wilts, 1 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Divide spaghetti and meatballs between plates. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan and 1/4 tsp chili flakes over top. (NOTE: Reference heat guide.)