Food Recipes Spaghetti With Bacon Meatballs 3.8 (93) 15 Reviews Homemade bacon meatballs simmered in marinara is one of our favorite dinner hacks: The sauce keeps the meatballs moist and tender. By Charlyne Mattox Charlyne Mattox Charlyne Mattox is the food and crafts director at Country Living and former staff food editor at Real Simple. She has over 20 years of experience in the media industry. Charlyne is also the author of the recipe book, Cooking with Seeds, published in 2015. Highlights: * Over 20 years of experience in the media industry * Former associate food editor, Martha Stewart Living - 9 years * Former staff food editor, Real Simple - 4 years * Current food and crafts director, Country Living - nearly 8 years * Author of Cooking with Seeds, published 2015 Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on October 31, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Sang An Hands On Time: 25 mins Total Time: 25 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Serve these bacon meatballs over spaghetti, or with whatever pasta shape you like. You could also put them on a toasted hoagie roll. Make them with or without the bacon and consider yourself a weeknight hero. Ingredients 1 small onion, very coarsely chopped 3 slices bacon, very coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 pound ground beef chuck ½ cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces), plus more, shaved, for serving 3 tablespoons bread crumbs 1 large egg kosher salt and black pepper 12 ounces spaghetti (3/4 box) 3 cups marinara sauce Directions Heat broiler. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta. In a food processor, combine the onion, bacon, garlic, and parsley; pulse until finely chopped, 10 to 15 times. Transfer to a medium bowl, add the beef, Parmesan, bread crumbs, egg, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and mix gently to combine. Form the beef mixture into 16 meatballs (about 2 tablespoons each) and place on a foil-lined broilerproof rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Heat the marinara sauce in a large skillet over medium heat, 2 to 3 minutes; add the meatballs and toss gently to coat. Serve over the pasta and sprinkle with the shaved Parmesan. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 817 Calories 26g Fat 96g Carbs 46g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 817 % Daily Value * Total Fat 26g 33% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 138mg 46% Sodium 1617mg 70% Total Carbohydrate 96g 35% Total Sugars 19g Protein 46g Calcium 333mg 26% Iron 7mg 39% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.