Spicy Parmesan Meatballs With Spaghetti

spicy parmesan meatballs with spaghetti Entree
Spicy Parmesan Meatballs With Spaghetti
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 43 min
  • Servings 4

Who knew pasta could be so good for you? Make meatballs with high-fibre cereal, and serve them over delicious whole wheat pasta.


  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) FIBRE 1* Original cereal, finely crushed
  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 tsp (3 mL) Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 can (213 mL) tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (14 fl oz/398 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 1/8 tsp (.5 mL) cayenne pepper
  • 6 oz (170 g) uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
  • Additional grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


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  • 1
    In large bowl, mix crushed cereal, ground beef, 1/4 cup (50 mL) cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the tomato sauce until well blended. Shape into sixteen 11/2-inch (3.5 cm) meatballs.
  • 2
    Spray large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Cook meatballs in skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned. Drain if necessary. Add green pepper and onions and cook on medium heat 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Add remaining tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and cayenne pepper to meatballs; turn meatballs to coat. Cover; cook over medium-low heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring sauce and turning meatballs occasionally, until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in centre.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Serve meatballs over pasta. Top each serving with additional Parmesan cheese and parsley.

  • Kitchen Tip: Beef is a good source of vitamin B-12. Our bodies need B-12 for energy and to maintain a healthy nervous system

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