Tony’s Spaghetti and Meatball Recipe (Lady and the Tramp)

Tony's Spaghetti and Meatball Recipe from Disney's Lady and the Tramp. Tony's Spaghetti and Meatball Recipe from Disney's Lady and the Tramp.INTRODUCTION

Welcome back friends! This week we’ll be cooking the Spaghetti that Tony serves Lady and Tramp in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp!

Tony's Spaghetti and Meatball Recipe and Lady's Donut Recipe from Disney's Lady and the Tramp.This recipe is featured when the Tramp takes Lady out to one of his favorite places to eat, Tony’s Restaurant. Once Tony notices Tramp is not alone and has brought Lady with him, he decides to treat this as a special night and serves them spaghetti and meatballs, then serenades them with “Bella Notte’.

Tony's Spaghetti and Meatball Recipe from Disney's Lady and the Tramp.Spaghetti and meatballs are quite fun to make and did I mention delicious? I had to stop myself from snacking on the meatballs before I was done making the pasta! My only regret is that I didn’t make the pasta or the sauce completely from scratch. I chose the timesavers path and used pre-packaged pasta, canned tomatoes and tomato paste. The good news is, most of us do not have time to make everything from scratch, but I do look forward to revisiting this recipe in the future to bring you everything from scratch!

Tony's Spaghetti and Meatball Recipe from Disney's Lady and the Tramp.SAUCE
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of grated onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 – 28 ounce cans of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 – 12 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 1 cup of water
INSTRUCTIONS (SAUCE)
  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients together in a dutch oven.
  2. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer (uncovered) for about an hour and 15 minutes.
  3. While the sauce is simmering prepare the meatballs (see below).
MEATBALLS
  • 6 slices of day-old bread, torn into pieces
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of minced fresh parsley
  • 1 pound of ground beef
INSTRUCTIONS (MEATBALLS)
  1. While the sauce simmers, soak the bread in the water until fully saturated.
  2. Squeeze the excess water out of the bread, then place it in a large bowl.
  3. Add the beef, eggs, garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley, pepper and salt; mix well.
  4. Shape the mixture into meatballs 1 1/2 inches in diameter and place them on a rack over a shallow baking pan.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 400F.
  6. Bake the meatballs, uncovered for about 20 minutes or until they are no longer pink then remove them from the oven and prepare the spaghetti (see below).
SPAGHETTI
  • 12 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons of salt
  • 8 ounces of spaghetti noodles
INSTRUCTIONS (SPAGHETTI)
  1. Bring the water to a rolling boil.Add the salt and allow the water to return to a boil.
  2. Add the pasta to the salted, boiling water and stir.
  3. Bring the water back up to a boil again (don’t cover), then lower the heat slightly to avoid the pot boiling over and cook for as long as directed on the packet.
  4. Once done, drain the pasta.
  5. Remove the bay leaf from the finished sauce (see above) and add the spaghetti, stirring to coat.
  6. Place the meatballs (see above) into the spaghetti and sauce, and simmer until heated through.
  7. Garnish with parmesan cheese if desired, and enjoy!