It may seem easy, but making spaghetti with meatballs as tasty as the kind an Italian granny makes, requires the right recipe, quality ingredients and a professional secret: a touch of the Mediterranean with Zucchi PGI Sicilian EVO Oil.
4
30'
20'
Easy

Ingredients

  • 320 g /

    Spaghetti

  • 150 g /

    Minced Meat

  • 150 g /

    Sausage

  • 30 g /

    Bread without Crust

  • 50 g /

    Parmesan Cheese

  • 1 /

    Egg

  • Milk

  • 700 g /

    Tomato Purée

  • SICILIA PGI EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

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  • 1 clove /

    Garlic

  • to taste /

    Salt and Pepper

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Instructions

Wet the bread with a little milk, squeeze it out very hard and transfer it to a bowl with the minced meat, the skinned sausage, the Parmesan cheese and the lightly beaten egg.

Add salt and pepper and mix very carefully, then take out small pieces of the mixture and form small meatballs of about 10 g. Put on a plate and transfer to the refrigerator.

Make the sauce in a fairly large pan, first frying a clove of garlic in Zucchi PGI Sicilian EVO Oil until it starts to turn colour, then removing it. Add the tomato purée and another dribble of Zucchi PGI Sicilian EVO Oil, then cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes.
Then take the meatballs out of the fridge, place them gently in the pan of sauce and cook them slowly, still over low heat, for about 20 minutes.

Boil the pasta in salted water and drain it when "al dente". Season it with the sauce and meatballs.
Then serve with a plentiful dusting of grated Parmesan cheese if liked.

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Ricette della Nonna

Ricette della Nonna was created with the aim of sharing the delicious recipes of days gone by: with the help of her children and grandchildren, every day Granny ("Nonna") Pina publishes new recipes from a centuries-long history of lives with healthy food at their centre.