45 Minute Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

If you want a comforting meal fast, this Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe is for you! Get that slow-cooked flavor with some store shortcuts.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 827 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 24 Abruzzese Style Italian Meatballs {raw}*
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 24 oz. marinara sauce** 2 jars
  • 14.5 oz. petite diced tomatoes 1 can
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups water about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • parmesan cheese & parsley to garnish {optional}
US Customary - Metric


  1. Bake meatballs according to package directions.
  2. In a large pot, saute onions and mushrooms on medium heat in olive oil. After they become tender, stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour in 2 jars of marinara sauce, water, and spices. Stir and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add in cooked meatballs and cover.

  4. Cook spaghetti to al dente, then toss with sauce and meatballs.
  5. *I used two packages of this kind of meatballs. They were new to my grocery store so I gave them a whirl. SO GOOD!! Feel free to use frozen, cooked meatballs.
  6. **I used the Classico brand Tomato Basil Marinara.
Nutrition Facts
45 Minute Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 827 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 1088mg47%
Potassium 1478mg42%
Carbohydrates 105g35%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 955IU19%
Vitamin C 24.4mg30%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 5.8mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.