Cooking With Kids

have your family make fun stories

With pots and pans and allegories! (And, perhaps, a random assortment of metaphors and similes.)

mom, dad, bro, sis. let’s make this.

try it
the other meatballs and spaghetti
the other meatballs and spaghetti


  • 1 lb
    Good Nature® Sweet Italian Sausages, casings removed
  • 4 tbsp
    bread crumbs
  • 1
  • 1 tbsp
    onion, finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • dash of
    hot pepper sauce
  • 28 oz
    marinara sauce
  • 12 oz
    spaghetti, cooked and drained

cooking directions

Mom, dad, bro, sis — everyone can make this.


First, mix up the pork, breadcrumbs, egg (not the shell), onion and seasonings. Then the kiddos can shape the mixture into meatballs about the size of golf balls — how fun!


Brown the meatballs in a large skillet over medium-high heat for up to 10 minutes (probably Mom’s or Dad’s part). Remove them from the pan. Now the kids pour all that yummy marinara sauce in the skillet and put those meatballs back in.


Cover. Simmer. Give it 10 to 12 minutes. Serve over spaghetti or another pasta. Dig in, fam!


Serves 6

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