Spaghetti with Meatballs

Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti gives this perennial favorite for kids of all ages a healthy twist.

HACCP Process #2 Same Day Service

Each serving of this recipe provides 2 ounces eq. whole grains, 2 ounces eq. meat/meat alternate and 1/2 cup red/orange vegetable.

Note the meatball used is 0.65 ounce and provides 0.5 ounce m/ma per.

12 pounds 8 ounces Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti
12 pounds 3 ounces Italian meatballs, FC, RS
4 - #10 nutritionally enhanced marinara sauce
1 cup Italian seasoning, salt free
3 pounds 2 ounces USDA mozzarella cheese, material #100034

Day of Service


  1. Clean and sanitize prep area.
  2. Pull Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti and marinara sauce from dry storage.
  3. Pull meatballs from freezer.

Prep: Wipe off marinara lids, remove and discard lids carefully. Wash hands thoroughly.

Cook – Boiling method:

  1. Boil water in steam kettle, tilt skillet, or in a large pot on stove top.
  2. Add pasta to boiling water, return to a boil as quickly as possible.
  3. Cook pasta for 4 minutes.
  4. Drain pasta as quickly as possible.
  5. Rinse pasta in colander in cold water to stop the cooking process, drain again as quickly and completely as possible.

* Note: if using a steamer, put pasta in hotel pans with water to cover, and increase cooking time to 6 minutes using maximum steam.

SOP: Batch cook as necessary to insure best end product and nutritional.

Hold: Hold pasta in warming cart, covered and above 135°F.

CCP: Hold above 135°F


  1. Wash hands thoroughly.
  2. Tray meatballs on full sheet pans, covered in parchment paper.
  3. Place in single layer and do not pack tightly to allow convection heat to penetrate easily. Wash hands thoroughly.


  1. Bake meatballs at 350°F in a preheated convection oven.
  2. Bake for 30 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.

CCP: Heat until an internal temperature is reached of 165°F for 15 seconds

SOP: Batch cook as necessary to insure best end product and nutritional

Hold: Place meatballs in warming cart. hold above 135°F.

CCP: Hold above 135°F


  1. Place marinara sauce in large stock pot or steam kettle.
  2. Add 1 cup of Italian seasoning, whisk well.
  3. Cover and heat over low heat for 20 minutes or until the sauce reaches 140°F.

CCP: Heat until it reaches 150°F for 15 seconds.

Hold: Hold marinara in steam table or warming cart until service, hold above 135°F

CCP: Hold above 135°F


  1. Serve 1 cup of spaghetti using 1 – 8 oz. spoodle.
  2. Top with 3 meatballs.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of marinara using 1 – 4 oz. spoodle.
  4. Top with 1/2 ounce or 1/8 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese using #30 disher.

Each Serving is 11.6 ounces or 330 grams.

CCP: Hold above 135°F