Good Morning America Recipes

Germanotta Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce

Inspired by Lady Gaga's Grandmother's Recipe

Chef Art Smith cooks up some of pop superstar's favorite foods.
Cook Time: min

This recipe is a Germanotta family favorite. Try it tonight!


  • 1 2/3 cups ciabatta, torn into pieces and soaked in 2/3 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup minced onions
  • 1/2 pound lean beef
  • 1/2 pound lean pork
  • also can substitute turkey
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, additional to brown meatballs.
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 4 cups of marinara sauce
  • Cooking Directions

    Mix all ingredients together carefully.

    Sear meatballs in medium hot skillet. Pour off excess oil add marinara sauce and simmer.

    Cook spaghetti to al dente. Toss meatballs and sauce with spaghetti.

    Serve with grated parmesan cheese.

    Recipe courtesy Art Smith.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: ciabatta, milk, pork, marinara sauce

    Course: Pasta

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