Pesto Meatballs With Spaghetti

Pesto Meatballs With Spaghetti

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
841 Calories
62g Fat
47g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 841
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g 80%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 899mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 342mg 26%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 659mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This delicious and hearty main dish pasta skillet recipe takes just minutes to put together and serve. You can use Easy Meatballs instead of purchased ones if you'd like. The last time we made this we used chicken meatballs and a frozen green bean and baby carrot combo. If you browse through your grocer's freezer section, you can find lots of interesting vegetable combinations to try.

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can easily keep all of the ingredients on hand so you can make it in minutes instead of going to the drive-through window for burgers or fried chicken strips. And it's so much better for you than fast food!

Serve this easy recipe with a green salad tossed with avocados and drizzled with a creamy ranch dressing. Add some garlic toast for a complete and delicious meal.


  • 1 (1-pound) package frozen cooked meatballs, or your favorite meatball recipe

  • 1 (16-ounce) package spaghetti

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry mix

  • 1 (12-ounce) container refrigerated store-bought pesto

  • 2 cups half-and-half

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Pesto Meatballs With Spaghetti ingredients

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

  2. Bake meatballs as directed on package. Set aside. Cook spaghetti as directed on package. Drain and set aside.

    meatballs in a baking pan

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

  3. Meanwhile, add oil to a large skillet and cook bell pepper and onion stir-fry (or any other frozen vegetable combination) as directed on package, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender.

    peppers and onions in a pan

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

  4. When veggies are cooked, stir in meatballs, cooked and drained spaghetti, pesto, and half and half. Cook mixture over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly, until hot.

    Pesto Meatballs With Spaghetti in a pan

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

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