Why did I name this post easy clean-up spaghetti and meatballs? Because this is a dish that I always dread making.
The amount of dishes it needs always makes me think twice. But not anymore, since now I can put all the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and cook and clean as I go.
Most of the flavor in this recipe lives in the meatballs. You have to chop garlic, onion, green bell peppers, and mushrooms and then mix that with some other ingredients.
I use my hands to mix the vegan ground meat and to form the meatballs. And one of the most important features of this new GE appliance is that the key touch points (handles, control panels, rack handles) are treated with Microban antimicrobial technology that keeps surfaces 99% cleaner than untreated surfaces.
Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl until well incorporated.
After mixing the ingredients for the meatballs, form the meatballs and place them on a baking sheet and bake for 15-18 min. or until fully cooked and slightly golden.
Remove when fully cooked and slightly browned.
Cook your pasta following the package instructions. I like to make my meatball spaghetti sauce with homemade tomato puree. I make it ahead of time and I store it in jars in the fridge or in freezable containers in my freezer.
And again, the tomato puree jars go immediately inside the dishwasher, because this GE Appliance is super efficient and has 4 bottle Wash Jets on the top rack that ensure deep cleaning for tall items.
Put the pasta and sauce together on a pasta platter and place the meatballs on top.
Finish with chopped parsley and grated vegan parmesan cheese. Enjoy!