Pretty much any American family can get down with the age old classic dish of spaghetti and meatballs. The thin, slurpy noodles paired with a rich tomato sauce is simply irresistible. To top it off, the juicy meatballs and parmesan cheese go a long way in helping fill you up during a nice dinner.

There are many different kinds of ways to prepare this dish. Some choose to refrain from using huge chunks of meat in favor of using ground beef for meat sauce. Within this meat sauce subset, there are also many kinds of variations. For example, some prefer to have a little bit leaner fare by substituting ground turkey or chicken in for the meat. Still others will go meatless and replace the meat with something like eggplant or cauliflower.

Although there have been many reinventions of spaghetti, none of them will ever come close to the classic. However, the classic is not what you think it is. If you venture to Italy, you’ll find that they do things a little bit differently there. Read on to find out what they’re doing!

The Truth


Many people believe that spaghetti is served with meatballs. Like we’ve hinted at before, it’s been the American way for longer than most of our grandparents can remember. However, in Italy, the spaghetti and meatballs are actually two separate dishes. Impossible! you might cry. However, it is true. The spaghetti and meatball combination have only been a thing invented in the United Staes. Crazy, huh?


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