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Gourmet Grown-Up Spaghettios & Meatballs: A Childhood Classic Reimagined

Embark on a delightful culinary journey back to the simplicity and joy of childhood with this homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs recipe. As a cherished favorite during my own childhood and a frequent request from my kids, this dish holds a special place in our family’s heart. It evokes memories of times when the kids would hurriedly finish their bowl of Spaghettios, eager to return to their outdoor adventures. This recipe captures the essence of those carefree days, with the added sophistication and depth of flavor that comes from a homemade touch. Perfect for a family dinner, it not only satisfies the palate but also stirs up nostalgic feelings of childhood, reminding us of the joy and simplicity of those times. Whether you’re reliving your own childhood memories or creating new ones with your family, this recipe is a delightful blend of the past and present, tailored to bring smiles and comfort to your dinner table.

In this nostalgic homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs recipe, the meatballs are specially crafted using Prosper Meats‘ unique blend, comprising 65% chuck and 35% ground brisket. This special blend infuses the meatballs with a rich, robust flavor and succulent texture, elevating the dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Recipe by Glenn Connaughton. Read more about Glenn here.

Revolution Barbecue Boujee Adult Spaghetti Ooohs

Boujee Adult Spaghetti Ooohs

Rediscover the joy of your favorite childhood meal with this elevated version of Spaghettios and meatballs. Merging the simplicity of the classic with sophisticated flavors, this recipe features a homemade tomato sauce and oven-baked meatballs, seasoned perfectly with a hint of Texas Beef BBQ Rub for a unique, savory touch. It’s a delightful blend of nostalgic comfort and adult refinement, transforming a simple dish into a gourmet experience. Ideal for those who love to bring a touch of elegance to their cherished childhood meals.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 Servings


For the Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white onion grated
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic minced
  • 28 oz can tomato purée
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Revolution barbecue Texas Beef BBQ Rub
  • 2 teaspoons Calabrian Chile
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup pasta water

For the Meatballs

For the pasta


Preheat the Oven and Start with the Pasta:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, adding 1 tablespoon of kosher salt.
  • Add the pasta and cook for about 19-20 minutes until al dente, stirring occasionally. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water before draining.

Prepare and Bake the Meatballs:

  • In a bowl, mix the ground beef, Panko, egg, grated onion, minced garlic, grated Parmesan, and Italian seasoning.
  • Form the mixture into 24 meatballs using a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon.
  • Place meatballs on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Make the Sauce:

  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Sauté grated onion and minced garlic until translucent.
  • Add tomato purée, Italian seasoning, BBQ rub, Calabrian Chile, and sugar, simmering on low heat.
  • After the sauce thickens slightly, stir in the reserved pasta water to adjust consistency.

Combine and Serve:

  • Add the baked meatballs to the sauce, allowing them to simmer together briefly.
  • Toss the cooked pasta in the sauce, ensuring each piece is well-coated.
  • Serve hot, garnished with a sprinkle of Parmesan and your favorite herbs.


As you savor each bite of this delightful rendition of Spaghettios and Meatballs, remember that the secret lies in the seasoning. For an added depth of flavor that brings this dish to life, we’ve used our Revolution Barbecue Texas Beef BBQ Rub. This unique blend, with its foundation in salt and pepper, is enhanced by the savory notes of garlic, onion, and dried bell peppers, making it a versatile staple in any kitchen. It’s more than just a seasoning; it’s a game-changer for elevating everyday meals to extraordinary culinary experiences.
Ready to transform your cooking? Get your hands on the Revolution Barbecue Texas Beef BBQ Rub and start exploring the endless possibilities it brings to your table. Whether it’s giving a twist to a childhood classic or experimenting with new recipes, this rub is your key to a world of robust flavors and unforgettable meals.
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Keyword Comfort Food Makeover, Elevated Childhood Classics, Gourmet Spaghettios Recipe, Homemade Meatballs, Italian American, pasta, Revolution Barbecue Texas Beef BBQ Rub
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