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Easy ImpossibleTM Italian Meatballs Recipe

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Easy Impossible foods Meatballs Recipe made with Impossible Burger served in a blue bowl Easy Ground Beef Recipes with Few Ingredients
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  • 4

    Servings
  • Super Easy
  • 14

    Ingredients
  • 20 min

    Preparation
  • 30 min

    Cooking
  • 50 Total Time

    Total Time

There are two debates many people have with themselves when preparing this meal (because talking to yourself while cooking is an important part of cooking!): 1) Should I make my own marinara or buy a jar at the store? And 2) How big should I make the meatballs?

For the first, the answer seems obvious to us: make your own marinara! It always tastes better. Under extreme circumstances, sure, use a jar of marinara you bought at the store. But trust us—this sauce is worth the wait!

This recipe is an easy way to make spaghetti and meatballs. The key to good meatballs is a flavorful spice mixture like the one we use here. It features a blend of fresh and dried herbs and spices. While the marinara is simmering away on the stove, you can whip up the meatballs and pop them in the oven for 8-12 minutes.

Now to the second question: how big should the meatballs be? We believe meatballs should be slightly smaller than golf balls, but that’s just our opinion. You make them the size you and your family like. Don’t stress out about them being the perfect shape and size. Life is too short for worrying about those sorts of things. Roll them out and place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. When they come out of the oven, they go into the marinara sauce you have simmering on the stove. Heaven.

While all of this is going on, start a pot of water boiling for your pasta. And voila! In just over 30 minutes, you will have a tasty meal of Easy Impossible Meatballs and Spaghetti with marinara sauce.

14 Ingredients

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  • 1 Pack Impossible™ Beef
  • 1 Pound Spaghetti
  • Egg (Optional)
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 28 Ounces Can Of San Marzano Tomatoes
  • Yellow Onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons Oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil
  • 2 Tablespoons Breadcrumbs
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
5 steps
  1. PREP YOUR INGREDIENTS

    Ingredients used

    • Yellow Onion
    • 2 Tablespoons Oregano
    • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil
    • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

    Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Dice one yellow onion. Remove the stems from the fresh herbs and finely chop (thyme, oregano, basil).

  2. MAKE THE MEATBALLS

    Ingredients used

    • 1 Pack Impossible™ Beef
    • Egg (Optional)
    • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
    • 2 Tablespoons Thyme
    • 2 Tablespoons Breadcrumbs
    • 2 Cloves Garlic
    • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

    In a bowl, combine the Impossible™ Beef, ¼ cup of diced yellow onion, 2 cloves of minced garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, 2 tablespoons of grated cheese, red pepper, and 1 tablespoon each of thyme, oregano, and basil. Mix until incorporated. Form 2 oz meatballs and pack tightly. Place the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake in the oven for 8 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. *Make it 100% plant-based with plant-based cheese.

  3. MAKE THE SAUCE

    Ingredients used

    • 28 Ounces Can Of San Marzano Tomatoes
    • Salt And Pepper To Taste

    Sweat the remaining onions and minced garlic with olive oil until they are soft. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Once the sauce has finished cooking, add the remaining fresh herbs and cook for 1 more minute, then season to taste.

  4. BOIL PASTA AND ASSEMBLE

    Ingredients used

    • 1 Pound Spaghetti

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt and cook the spaghetti according to the package’s instructions. Add the meatballs to the finished sauce and serve over spaghetti. Top with your choice of cheese.

  5. SERVE, SHARE, AND ENJOY

    Makes approximately 12 meatballs, serves four.