Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Ultimate Comfort Meal - Spaghetti + Meatballs.

If you're ever looking to put a little extra love in to your spaghetti, how about making your own marinara and meatballs?? It will be so worth it!

How to make your own marinara sauce -

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1 TBSP Tuttorosso tomato paste
1 (35 ounce) Tuttorosso peeled plum Italian style tomatoes
1/4 tsp sugar
5 whole basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in skillet, add garlic and cook over medium heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring for one minute.

Add the plum tomatoes, sugar, and basil. Stir to combine and then add salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Simmer the sauce over low heat, stirring occasionally until thickened and reduced, about 30 minutes. Season again with salt and pepper. Discard basil and garlic.

Serve over your favorite spaghetti noodles (our favorite is Dreamfields, a lower carb pasta) with these yummy turkey meatballs and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese on top! 


Special thanks to Tuttorosso for providing me with some of the yummy ingredients for this recipe!

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  1. YUM!!! I love spaghetti and meatballs!

  2. oh i agree, homemade sauce is so good! fresh basil is a must!

  3. I loved those meatballs you made and really want to try to do them at home. Homemade sauce (by my daddy) is a favorite!

  4. this is my ultimate comfort meal too, especially this time of year!

  5. this is my husbands fav! I will have to try this recipe and mix things up a bit, thanks for sharing!
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  6. This sounds amazing right now! So glad you shared!