Maccheroni with meatballs

Maccheroni with meatballs

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February 2, 2022

Maccheroni with meatballs are a variation of the more common “spaghetti with meatballs”.

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Category Main Pasta
Country Italy
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
Ready-in 45 mins
Yields 2 people
Skill Level Easy


30 g of celery, carrot and onion
30 g peeled tomatoes
160 g normal maccheroni
120 g lean ground beef
2 egg whites
10 g extra virgin oil
Aromatic herbs to taste

Nutritional Table

Energy 472
Protein 23 g
Lipids 16 g
Carbohydrate 65 g
Sodium 151 mg
Phosphate 418 mg
Potassium 544 mg

Cooking Method


  1. Brown the onion, celery and carrot with the oil, making sure they don’t burn
  2. Add peeled tomatoes and a little water to the sautè and cook for 20 minutes
  3. Separately, bring the water to a boil and cook the pasta for the cooking time indicated on the package
  4. In another pan boil the mince meat then drain the cooking water
  5. Add the meat with the egg whites and the aromatic herbs and form small meatballs to be cooked in the previously prepared sauce
  6. Drain the pasta and dress it with the mixture

Origins and Traditions

Pasta with meatballs originates from regional Italian cuisine, in particular from the cuisine of southern Italy. it is a family dish that is handed down from generation to generation.

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