Spaghetti and meatballs with mushroom marinara and Italian salad

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Spaghetti and meatballs with mushroom marinara and Italian salad

Spaghetti and meatballs with mushroom marinara and Italian salad

Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Mediterranean, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 790 Calories/Serving

35–50 Minutes

When we say spaghetti, you say—meatballs, of course! Enjoy this classic match made in heaven finished with mushroom marinara and paired with a crisp Italian salad.


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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 7 ounces fresh whole wheat spaghetti (contains eggs)
  • ¼ cup panko
  • 1 organic red onion
  • 10 ounces ground beef
  • 3 ounces organic cremini or other button mushrooms
  • Sunbasket marinara (tomatoes - olive oil - garlic - basil - salt - spices)
  • 3 ounces organic mixed greens or other leafy greens
  • Sunbasket Italian vinaigrette (extra virgin olive oil - red wine vinegar - champagne vinegar - sun-dried tomatoes - garlic - dried oregano - Dijon mustard

Nutrition per serving

Calories 790, Total Fat 37g (47% DV), Sat. Fat 9g (45% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 170mg (57% DV), Sodium 790mg (34% DV), Total Carb. 81g (29% DV), Fiber 12g (43% DV), Total Sugars 12g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 39g
Contains: Eggs, Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the spaghetti

Bring a medium sauce pot of generously salted water to a boil. Separate the spaghetti so the noodles don’t clump together during cooking. Add the spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain the spaghetti, reserving 1 cup [2 cups] pasta cooking water. 

While the water heats and the spaghetti cooks, prepare the meatballs.


Prep the meatballs

  • In a large bowl, combine the panko and 2 tablespoons [¼ cup] milk (from your pantry) or water. 
  • Peel and finely chop the onion. Set aside ½ cup [1 cup] onion for the sauce and ¼ cup [½ cup] onion for the meatballs; save the rest for the salad or another use. 
  • Cut a small corner from the ground beef packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel. 

To the bowl with the panko, add the ground beef and ¼ cup [½ cup] onion; season generously with salt and pepper and mix until just combined. Using wet hands, form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.


Brown the meatballs

In a large sauce pot over medium-high heat, warm 2 to 3 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the meatballs and cook, turning once, until lightly browned but not yet cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Do not clean the pan. 

While the meatballs brown, prepare the mushrooms.


Prep the mushrooms; finish the meatballs and sauce

  • Coarsely chop the mushrooms. 

In the same pot used for the meatballs, if dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons oil. Warm over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the mushrooms and ½ cup [1 cup] onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, 2 to 3 minutes. 

Add the meatballs, marinara, and reserved pasta cooking water and bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meatballs are cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in the spaghetti, toss to coat, and cook until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.

When the meatballs and sauce are almost done, prepare the salad. 


Make the salad

In a large bowl, toss together the mixed greens, as much of the remaining onion as you like, and half the Italian vinaigrette; season to taste with salt, pepper, and the remaining vinaigrette. 


Transfer the spaghetti and meatballs to individual bowls and serve the salad on the side.
Kids Can!
  • Salt the water for the spaghetti.
  • Time the spaghetti.
  • Combine the panko and milk. 
  • Measure the onion. 
  • Assemble the salad.