Saucy Meatballs and Green Beans

A picture on Bon Appétit inspired Saucy Meatballs and Green Beans. I was curious to discover how these string beans taste simmered in a spaghetti sauce so I had to give it a try. I took a few shortcuts and saved a boatload of time and work. It was worth it. 🙂


The original creator cooked it on the stove top, but sauces have a tendency to burn if not carefully watched and I didn’t feel like hanging out by the stove for a couple of hours. Plus, frozen meatballs were BOGO last week and that’s a deal I just couldn’t pass up! 💰

This batch was only in the oven for about an hour, but it needs a lot longer for the green beans to become tender and more flavorful. The directions are written accordingly.

Saucy Meatballs & Greenbeans | Culinary Craftiness

Our favorite jarred sauce is Mid’s Italian Sausage. However, if you have the time and inclination, slow roast these meatballs and string beans in a pot of my Easy Italian Bolognese Sauce. I love how big the batch is so I can freeze half of it for a homemade lasagna that’s out of this world!

I made a pot of angel hair pasta for the guys and steamed cauliflower for me. Trying to save some calories and carbs wherever I can.

Saucy Meatballs & Green Beans

Note: All pics show a double batch.

Saucy Meatballs & Greenbeans | Culinary Craftiness

Spoon meatballs and green beans over riced cauliflower or pasta.


Happy eating!Save

About Melissa

Melissa is a wife, mother, family cook, and romance novelist. The very first thing she learned in the kitchen was how to scramble eggs in an old cast iron skillet at the age of five. Her great-grandmother put her on a step-stool at the stove and thus began her passion for whipping up great tasting foods.

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