Meatballs in Wine Sauce

Meatballs in Wine Sauce



  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen Italian-style meatballs thawed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small red onion diced

  • 1 jar (24 ounces) fire-roasted tomato and garlic pasta sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 cup dry red wine such as Stark Raving® Red Blend

  • 1 box (16 ounces) linguine

  • 1 cup grated pecorino or Parmesan cheese

  • parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare meatballs according to package.

  2. In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring

  3. occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in pasta sauce, sugar, and red wine. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes to meld flavors. Stir in meatballs.

  4. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook linguine according to package directions. Drain and transfer to serving bowl.

  5. Top pasta with meatball sauce. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley.

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