A delicious dinner any night of the week.

Pork Meatballs and Sauce on plate

Do you ever see ground pork in the meat case at the grocery store and wonder what to do with it?

Here’s an idea, make meatballs.

And since meatballs are so good with pasta, make meatballs with spaghetti and a quick and easy homemade marinara wine sauce.  

For fun, the meatballs in this recipe are cut in half so there’s more of them on the serving dish to top with the delicious marinara sauce.

Garlic bread tastes wonderful with this meal…here’s a recipe for garlic bread that’s a cinch to make “Easy Garlic Bread“.

Here are more recipes with homemade marinara sauce you may like “Mushrooms and Marinara Pasta“, “Cheesy Meatball Sandwich with Marinara Sauce” and “3-Cheese Stuffed Shells with Marinara Sauce“.

 

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Pork Meatball Ingredients

For the Meatballs – ground pork, granulated garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme leaves, pepper, salt and olive oil

For the Marinara Wine Sauce – tomato sauce, white wine (Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or Unoaked Chardonnay), dried thyme, dried basil, ground pepper, salt, red pepper flakes and spaghetti

For the Pasta – water, salt and spaghetti

For the Topping – grated Parmesan cheese

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Meatballs:

Ground Pork in Bowl

In a medium size bowl add ground pork,

Add Garlic Powder in Ground Pork

granulated garlic, salt…

Add Pepper on Ground Pork

…black pepper,

Add Oregano on Ground Pork

Add Oregano in Ground Pork

…dried oregano,

Add Dried Thyme in Ground Pork

Dried Herbs in Ground Pork in bowl

…dried thyme,

Mix Ground Pork in bowl

…and mix together.

Ground Pork Meatballs on plate

Roll the ground pork mixture into balls that are a little bit smaller than a golf ball.

Add Olive Oil in Skillet

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil.

Cook Meatballs in Skillet

To the skillet, add the meatballs…

Brown Meatballs in Skillet

…keep turning them so that each side will brown.

Brown Meatballs in Skillet

Once each side has browned (about 8 minutes),

Lid on Skillet

…cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat down to low.

Continue cooking for until the meatballs are completely cooked through (about another 5 to 7 minutes).

Cooked Meatballs in Pan

Transfer the meatballs from the skillet onto a plate and set them aside while making the sauce.

Leave any remaining remnants from the meatballs in the skillet.

For the Sauce:

White Wine in Skillet

In the same skillet, add white wine and turn the heat back on to medium heat.

Continue to stir as the wine reduces (about 5 minutes).

Stir Tomato Sauce in Skillet

To the skillet, add tomato sauce…

Add Oregano in Tomato Sauce

dried basil,

Herbs in Tomato Sauce in pan

dried thyme,

Red Pepper in Sauce in pan

dried red pepper flakes (add a bit more if you prefer more heat), and salt.  Stir.

Herbs in Tomato Sauce in pan

Turn the heat down to low and let simmer (stirring occasionally) while cooking the pasta.

For the Spaghetti Pasta:

Steam and Boiling Water in pot

In a medium size pot, add hot water and salt.

Heat the pan on medium heat and bring the water to a boil.

Pasta in Boiling Water

To the pan, add spaghetti pasta.

Boil Pasta in Pan

Cook the pasta until its al-dente (according to package instructions). Drain the pasta (don’t rinse the pasta) and set aside.

TIP – Don’t rinse the pasta after cooking it. When pasta is rinsed, the starch is removed.

The starch on pasta helps to hold and absorb the sauce so it’s important to keep the starch on the pasta.

Cooked Angel Hair Pasta

For Serving – To serving dishes, add the cooked spaghetti.

Cut Meatballs in Half on plate

Cut the meatballs in half and…

Cut Meatballs in Half on plate

Meatballs and pasta on plate

…add them on top and on the sides of the pasta.

Meatballs and Pasta on plate

Then,

Add Marinara Sauce on Pasta

…on top of the meatballs and pasta, pour the warm sauce.

Add Marinara Sauce on Pasta

Next,

Pork Meatballs and Sauce on plate

…top with Parmesan cheese.

Pork Meatballs and Sauce on plate

Serve warm and…

Pork Meatballs and Sauce on plate

…enjoy.

Pork Meatballs and Sauce on plate

Pork Meatballs and Sauce on plate

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Pork Meatballs and Marinara

Spaghetti with Pork Meatballs and Marinara Wine Sauce

A delicious dinner any night of the week.
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Ingredients

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Marinara Wine Sauce:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup white wine Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc or Unoaked Chardonnay
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes or more if you prefer more heat
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

For the Pasta:

  • 2 servings uncooked spaghetti pasta
  • Water for cooking the pasta
  • 2 teaspoons salt for the boiling water

Instructions

For the Meatballs:

  • In a medium size bowl add the ground pork, granulated garlic, black pepper, salt, dried oregano and dried thyme.  Mix together.   
  • Roll the ground pork mixture into balls that are a little bit smaller than a golf ball. 
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil. 
  • To the skillet, add the meatballs.  As they cook, keep turning them so that each side will brown.
  • Once each side has browned (about 8 minutes), cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat down to low. 
  • Continue cooking for until the meatballs are completely cooked through (about another 5 to 7 minutes).
  • Transfer the meatballs from the skillet onto a plate while making the sauce. Leave any remaining remnants from the meatballs in the skillet.

For the Sauce:

  • In the same skillet add the white wine.  Heat the skillet on medium heat and continue to stir as the wine reduces (about 5 minutes)
  • Then to the skillet, add tomato sauce, dried basil, dried thyme, hot red pepper flakes (add a bit more if you prefer more heat), and the salt.  Stir.
  • Turn the heat down to low and let the sauce simmer (stirring occasionally) while cooking the pasta. 

For the Spaghetti Pasta:

  • In a medium size pot, add hot water and salt. Heat the pot on medium heat and bring to a boil.
  • Cook the pasta until its al-dente (according to package instructions). Drain the pasta (don’t rinse the pasta) and set aside.
    Don’t rinse the pasta after cooking it. When pasta is rinsed, the starch is removed. The starch on pasta helps to hold and absorb the sauce so it’s important to keep the starch on the pasta.
  • For Serving - To serving dishes, add the spaghetti pasta.  Cut the meatballs in half and add them on top and on the sides of the pasta (cut-sides down)
  • Then pour warm marinara wine sauce and top with parmesan cheese.  Serve while warm.

Video

Notes

TIP:

Don’t rinse the pasta after cooking it. When pasta is rinsed, the starch is removed. The starch on pasta helps to hold and absorb the sauce so it’s important to keep the starch on the pasta.