Recipe by MakeItHealthy
"We added carrot and fresh garlic to this spaghetti sauce, and even made the meatballs healthier by using whole wheat breadcrumbs and fresh parsley. We suggest serving over the whole grain pasta of your choice."
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lean ground beef
fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs
chopped fresh parsley
grated Parmesan cheese
ground black pepper
2 (28 ounce) cans
whole peeled tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can
ground black pepper
basil leaves, torn, plus additional for sprinkling on top
Pretty tasty but I have to say I did not use 1/4 Cup olive oil. Even though it is a good for you fat, it still packs a punch in calories.
This is a very fresh tasting sauce and the meatballs are good. Before adding the meatballs, crush any whole tomatoes that have not broken down.
I made the recipe as instructed except used one and a half teaspoon salt and one half teaspoon sugar. I used 90% lean beef for the meatballs and doubled the meatballs recipe. When I tried to roll the meatballs, though; I was unable to obtain the right texture. Even though I used half the meatballs in the sauce, the meatballs took much longer than 30 minutes to cook through. Next time I will make a few changes: less olive oil, ground meat that is not so lean, italian seasoning for meatballs, and oregano for the sauce, and continue to use less sugar. The extra serving of meatballs I baked and saved for appetizers and sandwiches.
The only thing I did different with this recipe is I didn't have plain breadcrumbs so I used Italian breadcrumbs. I have tried & failed several times in the past to make meatballs that pass the muster of my picky husband & son. This recipe is a hit & makes me happy that I can finally make meatballs that the whole family enjoys. Thanks!!
Made this for my roommates and had rave reviews! The only thing I did differently was to add about 1/2 as much tomato paste as I prefer a thinner sauce.
This is very close to my favorite sauce recipe except I use no-salt tomatoes and paste and add garlic and onion powder and Italian seasoning to taste-absolutely yummy!
I only used the spaghetti sauce part of the recipe and it was easy and delicious.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthier Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 186
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