By: EatingWell User
My dad recently had a stroke and wasn't eating well. I asked him what he would eat if I cooked something and brought it to him in rehab and he said spaghetti and meatballs. Being a dietitian, I wanted to give him the yummy food he craves, but in a healthier execution. I found this recipe and it was awesome! I didn't change anything about it although I could not find veal; I mixed half 90% ground sirloin with Italian sausage instead... this recipe was super delicious! He ate every bit which in my mind was a huge success. The sauce is also really flavorful. I'll be making this a staple for future family meals.
Variation tip-- you could add chopped sauteed mushrooms to the meatballs if you want more veggies that are hidden. In fact, I love doing this with most recipes that have ground meat... you can't tell, it lowers the calories and fat, and adds a nutrient boost!