Spaghetti with Meatballs

Spaghetti with Meatballs

Everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs! And this family recipe is so easy to make at home.

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Additional Timeplus 10 minutes resting
  • Cooking Time10 mins


  • 300 g minced beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 110 g parmesan, grated
  • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons Kikkoman Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 400 g tomato passata
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 pinches sugar
  • ⅓ bunch basil leaves
  • 400 g of spaghetti


1. Place minced beef and onion in a bowl. Grate in 50 g of parmesan cheese. Add breadcrumbs, egg, 2 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce, paprika and pepper to the mince and mix well. Let rest for 10 minutes, then shape into meatballs weighing approx. 30 g each from the mixture.

2. Fry the meatballs in a pan with olive oil until browned. Add tomato puree, cook for a minute then pour in tomato passata and simmer for 10 minutes. Season everything with balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce and sugar.

3. Cook the spaghetti in a saucepan with water and salt according to the instructions. Then drain in a sieve, distribute on plates and serve with the meatballs and sauce. Garnish with basil and parmesan cheese.

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