Skillet Spaghetti with Meatballs
Why This Recipe Works
For our skillet spaghetti with meatballs recipe we settled on fresh-tasting whole peeled tomatoes, which we pulsed briefly in the food processor to achieve a near-smooth consistency. After simmering the sauce, we added the water and pasta—we liked thin spaghetti best. We now had a finished skillet pasta recipe that was perfectly sauced; it was neither thick and pasty nor runny on the plate. We then created a simple meatball mixture made with a combination of ground beef, sweet Italian sausage, moistened bread, and Parmesan cheese. Since this wouldn’t be a long-simmering sauce that we could cook the meatballs in, we browned them in the skillet, which had the benefit of creating a flavorful base for our sauce.