Herb-Kissed Spaghetti & Meatballs

Tangy olives, fresh herbs, and rich Parmesan upgrade convenient jarred sauce and frozen meatballs into a restaurant-worthy meal.


6 servings

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  • 12 oz. spaghetti
  • 1 (24 oz.) jar marinara sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano drained
  • 1/2 c. drained sliced green olives
  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen bite-size meatballs heated
  • 1/3 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil or parsley


Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and return to pot.

Meanwhile, in separate pot over medium-low heat, combine sauce and tomatoes. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 7–8 min., until heated through. Add spaghetti and olives; transfer to serving bowl. Top with meatballs, Parmesan, and basil as desired.

This recipe originally appeared in our print magazine.

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