Baked meatball and Spaghetti

° 12 ounces spaghetti

° 3 c sauce marinara

° 2 cup mozzarella cheese

° 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

For meatballs:

° 8 ounces ground beef

° 8 ounces ground pork

° 1 large egg, scrambled

° 1/4 cup panko

° 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

° 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

° 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

° 1/4 teaspoon ground spices

° pinch of nutmeg

° Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

° 1 tablespoon olive oil

Heat oven at 375 degrees F . Gently heat in a 9″ x 9″ baking pan or cover with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine beef, pork, eggs, panko, parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, allspice and nutmeg;

add salt and pepper to taste. Using a wooden spoon, stir to combine.

Roll mixture into 1/4 to 1/2 inch meatballs, forming about 18 to 20 meatballs.

Heat olive oil in a saucepan over high heat. Add meatballs in portions and fry until golden brown for about 23 minutes.

Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; sit down.

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions;

Drain well and stir in marinara sauce.

Add pasta to prepared baking dish and add meatballs; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Bake until bubbly and heated through, about 15-20 minutes.

Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.