Cheese-Baked Spaghetti Wrapped In Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs go together like bacon and eggs, mashed potatoes and gravy, and macaroni and cheese — you just can't have one without the other! And even though the dish is a classic, it can get a little boring after a while, so go ahead and turn things on their head by switching up how you serve the spaghetti and meatballs — this is a definitely a meal your family won't soon forget.

You'll Need:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste

Extra:

  • 10 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 10 fl oz red wine
  • 20 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz shredded mozzarella

Here's How:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Season the ground beef with thyme, rosemary, chili powder, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper and mix well.

2. Divide the ground beef mixture and spaghetti noodles into 4 portions. Form the ground beef around the middle of the uncooked spaghetti noodles, making sure to leave some of the noodles hanging out on either side. Repeat this 3 more times with the rest of the meat and noodles.

3. Heat some olive oil in a large casserole dish, place the meatball-wrapped spaghetti portions inside, and cook the meat. Add the onions, garlic, and peppers and let cook before reducing everything with red wine. Pour tomato sauce over everything, sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top, put the casserole dish in the oven, and cook for 30 minutes.

You'll love this fast and tasty dish that can be prepared lickety-split at the end of a long day. Feel free to mix up the vegetables or add to the dish, like with zucchini and carrots — the possibilities are endless! You can find the recipe for the Spaghetti & Meatball Sandwich featured in the bonus video here.

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