Fast Midweek Meal – Spaghetti and Meatballs

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

{The-Organised-Housewife}-Easy-Midweek-Meal-Spaghetti-and-MeatballsThis recipe is for those nights that you want to have dinner cooked and served fast.  I enjoy making my own meatballs, for occasions like this it’s handy having some in the freezer (defrost through the day) or you can purchase them prepared for you in the meat section at the supermarket.



Quick Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • Author: Katrina
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins


  • 420g pre-prepared meatballs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 420g jar tomato and Basil Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 350g dried spaghetti pasta
  • 100g baby spinach leaves
  • 40g parmesan, shaved


  1. Cook spaghetti following packet instructions, drain
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat
  3. Cook the meatballs, shaking the pan occasionally to cook evenly, for 5 mins or until browned
  4. Add pasta sauce and water to pan, stir to combine and bring to a simmer
  5. Cook for 5 mins or until the meatballs are cooked through
  6. Add the spaghetti and spinach to the meatball mixture, stir through
  7. Serve with parmesan

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Sue Nicholls February 17, 2014 - 11:17 AM

Would love your recipe for the actual meatballs – it’d be great to have a few batches in the freezer (I need gluten free so the supermarket ones are no good for me).

Katrina February 18, 2014 - 8:57 AM

Sue I cheated on this recipe and purchased them from the supermarket.

Sue Nicholls February 18, 2014 - 10:27 AM

I ended up mixing up a big batch of meatballs yesterday, as I had just bought mince and wanted to have some ready in the freezer. I’m using 1/3 in your recipe tonight so if they pass the test I’ll post my recipe. I was low on breadcrumbs so they may end up falling apart but we’ll see.

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