Spaghetti & Meatballs | Gennaro Contaldo | #MyFoodMemories | AD

  • Published on Jun 7, 2017
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    One of Gennaro's favourite Food Memories is his father's Spaghetti & Meatballs, and he couldn't wait to tell us all about it. He knocks up this classic recipe, just like his Poppa would have, with two types of meat, fresh herbs and a delicious, slow-cooked tomato sauce. Delizioso! Check out more Food Memories here |
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Comments • 619

  • Pariable
    Pariable 2 years ago +502

    If this may be an "Ad" but I wish it was longer. Genaro could make any product placement into a masterpiece.

    • Saul Goodmann
      Saul Goodmann 2 months ago

      Four helps brown the meant giving it the flavoursome crust, and even Ramsay mixes pork and beef as takes flavour and moisture levels right up

    • Neenee C
      Neenee C Year ago

      well, I've never heard of adding flour and I'll try it next, and his recipe without the pork. for some reason ... as much as I love pork I hate it in meatballs. i like beef only. 10 years ago, I even ordered/tried a $50 plate of spaghetti and meatball in a famous Chicago restaurant and I couldn't eat it. it was disgusting like every other time I've tried it combined. However, their lasagna was to die for

    • Travis Jackson
      Travis Jackson Year ago

      If you want to drink

    • Travis Jackson
      Travis Jackson Year ago


    • Peter House
      Peter House Year ago

      stop kissing ass for likes

  • Todd Tomaszewski
    Todd Tomaszewski 14 days ago

    I love you Chef Gennaro...beautiful😎

  • Jerry Thomas
    Jerry Thomas 14 days ago

    Damn I want some

  • Yeot Imam
    Yeot Imam 19 days ago

    What meat can you substitute pork for pls?

  • Fay Kamine
    Fay Kamine 20 days ago +1

    *Takes spaghetti out the pot*
    "Hello Papa!"
    true italian confirmed lol

  • SIDE-I
    SIDE-I Month ago


  • Catchmeoutside
    Catchmeoutside Month ago

    There must be godfather theme song)

  • ha trinh
    ha trinh Month ago

    See very delicious 🤤

  • Afshan Saeed
    Afshan Saeed Month ago

    Is it just me or does gennaro sound like he has a true Italian accent mixed with bad English. It's so cute and funny😂😂😂

  • Ashleigh Pollard
    Ashleigh Pollard Month ago

    I am from Melbourne Australia and I tried this recipe and I tell you all right now it’s delicious, follow the recipe and you can’t go wrong, so easy, so yummy, thank you 🙏

  • ElectricalNoises
    ElectricalNoises Month ago

    2:30 "Season the sauce witha some tears" lol

  • Ken Riccio poems
    Ken Riccio poems Month ago +1

    Gennaro is a true master chef, but more important than that is he is a true Italian with passion and love and respect for his father.. as he puts his heart and soul into every dish he creates, the secret ingredient is LOVE!

  • MrBlackishere
    MrBlackishere 2 months ago

    Fix the pdf link please!!

  • vBDKv
    vBDKv 2 months ago

    How do you make the sauce though? ... Sigh.

  • c4urselfboy
    c4urselfboy 2 months ago

    Mie baso kelas raja...

  • Uwe Koszta
    Uwe Koszta 3 months ago

    How you made the sos?🙂

  • Miguel Salami
    Miguel Salami 3 months ago +2

    This is one of my favorite cooking videos of all time it's exactly like My Italian uncle Tony made his. It is a phenomenon of old style Italian traditional cooking derives from trust me I grew up in this true Italian legacy of cooking many varieties.

  • Eduardo Mandim
    Eduardo Mandim 3 months ago


  • Sani Balci
    Sani Balci 3 months ago

    A Good Son..🙏

  • ojideagu
    ojideagu 3 months ago

    Why do many Italians say this is not Italian food but you had it as a child? is it Italian or not?

  • Miguel Salami
    Miguel Salami 3 months ago +1

    He is cooking in Jamie Oliver no stick pans but the old fashion way forget the Hotpoint add they are just a sponsor this is real Italian cooking!

  • Jelle van Hekken
    Jelle van Hekken 3 months ago

    Are spaghetti and meatballs italian or american?

  • Andrés Castro
    Andrés Castro 4 months ago

    Then, in Italy they DO have a dish "spaghetti meatballs"? I understand that is an Italo - American dish. Isn't it?

  • Supreme Geralt
    Supreme Geralt 4 months ago +1

    nothing more annoying than having links in the description that doesn't work, especially when its the one wich leads to the recipe and not social media

  • TheMV1992
    TheMV1992 4 months ago

    I just made this and it is HEAVENLY! The meatballs are so incredibly tasty!

  • Miguel Salami
    Miguel Salami 4 months ago

    This is my favorite homemade true Italian meatball recipe, He reminds me of my Uncle Tony who was a true Italian. When I would visit for the summer upstate N.Y. He & my Aunt Teresa would always make homemade spaghetti & meatballs & homemade Italian bread! OMG was it ever delicious & the sauce cooked all day long. We always had a fresh salad with the meal from their garden.

  • Miguel Salami
    Miguel Salami 4 months ago

    Wonerful Papa WONDERFUL!!!

  • Voffa.
    Voffa. 4 months ago

    Sadly... spaghetti and meatballs is not italian. Spaghetti bolognese is, but that is spaghetti with a tomato and meat mince sauce.

  • Peeya Bhattacharyya
    Peeya Bhattacharyya 5 months ago


  • John Barr Vlogs
    John Barr Vlogs 5 months ago

    don't tell us how to make the sauce then 🙄

  • grandhi sudheer
    grandhi sudheer 5 months ago

    Executed the recipe and it came out awesome. Thank you for the recipe

  • Miguel Salami
    Miguel Salami 5 months ago +1


  • Mathijs Breedveld
    Mathijs Breedveld 6 months ago

    The resemblance is uncanny

  • ai chan
    ai chan 6 months ago

    Best AD i ever seen.

  • berry nutter
    berry nutter 6 months ago

    Love this . Thank you.

  • Michael Mathers
    Michael Mathers 6 months ago

    I make my meatballs bigger so I don't have to make as many, but once they're cooked I cut them in half or thirds or fourths, depending on how big they are.

  • Mill Burray
    Mill Burray 7 months ago

    It's such a joy every time I see this man cooking Italian dishes

  • Slimhorse
    Slimhorse 7 months ago

    That was a great trip down memory lane, even though I didn’t learn anything

  • Vero Nika
    Vero Nika 7 months ago

    Gennaro is the BEST!!!

    AMARILIS CATCLAW 7 months ago

    I love to to do aglio e olio and bake my meatballs before putting them in the sauce!! Its the best way for me!!

  • Alex Z
    Alex Z 7 months ago +1

    Sta robba in Italia non si fa non esiste !!!!!!!

  • XtremeFaze xXx
    XtremeFaze xXx 8 months ago

    My grandfather made the best old man :')

  • Diar Hassan
    Diar Hassan 8 months ago

    so no footage of how to make the sauce?

  • MrAlexanderLang
    MrAlexanderLang 8 months ago

    Wait, what's the sauce, basic one? garlic,basil,tomato?

  • Radosav Lakicevic
    Radosav Lakicevic 8 months ago

    😍 yummy!!!

  • Dr. Spectre
    Dr. Spectre 9 months ago +1

    Gennaro looks so much like his papa!

  • Cruise Mackay
    Cruise Mackay 9 months ago

    I don't know who this guy is, but I want him to be my granddad for some reason

  • Ricardo Guzman
    Ricardo Guzman 9 months ago

    Thanks for the meatball recipe, I need some good meatballs for my spaghetti.

  • londontrada
    londontrada 9 months ago

    I cant believe hes got one of the cookers where you can control the gas! the future is here.

  • Jeff
    Jeff 9 months ago


  • doredoremimi fa
    doredoremimi fa 9 months ago

    So wonderful, touching video!

  • Mohammad Ashif
    Mohammad Ashif 10 months ago

    May be his father in 1980 used to make spaghetti

  • bigman19916
    bigman19916 10 months ago

    I love you dad!

  • yeasmin yeasmin
    yeasmin yeasmin 10 months ago

    The recipe of the sauce

  • Worthless Goat
    Worthless Goat 10 months ago

    The kind of guy that could take your wife off you in a heartbeat.

  • Jorge Salinas
    Jorge Salinas 11 months ago

    Love the way you cook and tell stories...greetings from Chile...

  • Pangur Ban
    Pangur Ban 11 months ago

    This is a world away from the absolute rubbish spaghetti and meatballs I was served at Frankie and Benny’s in Broughton Park Chester: never again..

  • Russell Wiener
    Russell Wiener Year ago

    I wish the italians here would stop going off on the spaghetti and meatballs isn't authentic business. The truth is, Gennaro is a great personality, a great showman and a great chef. Just enjoy the video and remember that Italy hasn't been relevant since the year 476 AD in anything except soccer and they didn't even make the world cup this year. Please remember that your whole country is just a tourist resort destination and let us enjoy the great food and show made by this wonderful man without telling us how it isn't true to tradition.

  • StaddyICE
    StaddyICE Year ago

    This channel makes me happy. Thank you for this recipe!

  • hans harron
    hans harron Year ago

    I don’t eat pork...can I replace it with chicken or just beef only?

  • MrItaliano1900
    MrItaliano1900 Year ago +2

    Hello I'm Italian, when he says his father ate these spaghetti he tells a lie because spaghetti and meatballs in Italy does not exist and never existed and never any Italian would eat that crap. This is a recipe invented by the Americans, perhaps mistakenly and thinking it was Italian. It is a recent recipe from the 1920s, if you calculate that our recipes are hundreds of years old, or thousands. The only recipe that combines meat with pasta are spaghetti alla bolognese, (meat is minced), lasagna, ravioli with meat. Meatballs in Italy exist, but they are eaten absolutely separately from spaghetti, it is another dish.

    • gnamorfra
      gnamorfra 6 months ago

      @Heracles Theodoros 2 I guess a your knowledge about Italian food comes from NOT living in Italy.. educate yourself. Plus no one here has ever stated that Italian food is the best

    • Heracles Theodoros 2
      Heracles Theodoros 2 7 months ago

      You are despicable and pretentious. It is you the Italians who invented the spaghetti with meatballs. Sorry to burst your bubble but you Italians are living in a bubble. Although I love spaghetti carbonara Italian food is boring. I prefer Greek food, French food and Spanish food. Italian food is NOT the best food.

  • hanan albasheer
    hanan albasheer Year ago

    Best one I recommend

  • Jefferson Smith
    Jefferson Smith Year ago

    how is the sauce made?!

  • Steve Logan
    Steve Logan Year ago +3

    Gennaro, good recipe, and may i say respectfully that you very much look like your father, god bless

  • Claude Russo
    Claude Russo Year ago

    Grande spaghetti genaro😚😚😚😚😍😘

  • ibrahim Mohammed
    ibrahim Mohammed Year ago

    صايم 😭😭😭

  • ibrahim Mohammed
    ibrahim Mohammed Year ago

    مره رحت لسوق اشتري جبن بارمزان فكلت لصاحب المحل عندك جبن بارمزان
    رد عليه كال ماعندي جبن ابو الميزان 😂😂😂

  • Anna X
    Anna X Year ago +1

    Spaghetti and meatballs is not Italian .....neither is cheese maccheroni and chicken parmesan...STOP CALLING THIS CRAP ITALIAN

    • gnamorfra
      gnamorfra 6 months ago

      @Crystal Rowe in Italian cuisine pasta is never eaten with big pieces of meat.. so no, it's not an Italian thing..

    • Crystal Rowe
      Crystal Rowe Year ago

      You should try meatballs with spaghetti, it's really a good combination and I have never seen anyone eat pizza with a side dish of pasta, maybe garlic bread with pasta but never pizza.

    • Anna X
      Anna X Year ago +1

      never spaghetti is served with meat balls , and pizza with side pasta is a big no no

    • Crystal Rowe
      Crystal Rowe Year ago

      Lol....spaghetti is italian, meatballs are italian so how could it not be italian? Adding meatballs to spaghetti was a wonderful idea. Mac and Cheese is American no one has ever called it Italian, chicken parmesan is American, using italian sauce, italian breadcrumbs, and parmesan cheese.

  • o b
    o b Year ago

    You look so much the same as your dad!! :)

  • mycolortv1
    mycolortv1 Year ago

    This looks great...but I thought Italians said this is not real Italian dish

  • Faizah al-Katheri

    Just dreamy!

  • Bread Harrity
    Bread Harrity Year ago

    God, I love meatballs..

  • Jay Cobbina
    Jay Cobbina Year ago +1

    Yet italians say meatballs and spagetti is unheard of in Italy.

  • ALEX Galarza
    ALEX Galarza Year ago

    I thought u had to put some milk soaked bread

  • Alan KS
    Alan KS Year ago

    meatball and pasta is a dish, Italians should love it too whether it's traditional or not.

    • gnamorfra
      gnamorfra 6 months ago

      In Italian cuisine pasta and big chunks of meat are never eaten together.. it would seem very "weird" for a native Italian

  • Carlos Sm
    Carlos Sm Year ago +1

    I just felt this guy was going to cry in some moment 😂😂😂

  • Aaron Johnson
    Aaron Johnson Year ago


  • Sk ole
    Sk ole Year ago

    I don't have Any minced pork at hand can I use only beef?

  • Atticus A
    Atticus A Year ago


  • vilko skorlich
    vilko skorlich Year ago +3

    Is spaghetti and meatballs an Italian dish?
    And, nothing says Italian food like a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs-unless you are Italian. If you go to Italy, you will not find a dish called spaghetti and meatballs. And if you do, it is probably to satisfy the palate of the American tourist.
    It looks delicious, and I bet it tastes the same, but in Italy we don't eat spaghetti with meatballs. We eat spaghetti and we eat meatballs but never combined. It's a mastery how it made to the third spot...

  • yolanda duran
    yolanda duran Year ago

    I just love this man! He’s so much fun to watch.

  • Anastasia
    Anastasia Year ago +1

    Meat patties in a rich tomato sauce with roasted potatoes :) memories of my father making it

  • Hoyoung Shin
    Hoyoung Shin Year ago

    it really makes me hungry :-)

  • judy antonini
    judy antonini Year ago

    Delicious. Thanks for sharing your memories !! Blessings

  • William Denny
    William Denny Year ago

    A bit corny and cliched but good video lol

  • Ale ben
    Ale ben Year ago +1

    I m italian and I live in italy. Italians do not eat meatballs with any sort of pasta. We eat pasta with ragù or pesto or matriciana or with butter or cheese.. With garlic and olive oil parsely...ecc ecc but not meatballs. The italy is very little in extension but very big in variety. The Recipes and the language change in only 10 km of distance. And we eat a lot of things not only pasta.

  • Pianos'n'Pipes
    Pianos'n'Pipes Year ago

    Somebody toucha my spaghet!!

  • huskyfluffy
    huskyfluffy Year ago

    I love the three chest height ovens!! No bending!!

  • Oliver & Alix
    Oliver & Alix Year ago

    2:16 thought he was gonna cry. I love Genaro ❤️

  • LunaLemonLady
    LunaLemonLady Year ago

    Sombody touched my spaguett !!!

  • Sophia Astor
    Sophia Astor Year ago

    Very good, old man!👍🏼

  • rip itup
    rip itup Year ago

    Hes my favorite cook ever

  • Genesis Estes
    Genesis Estes Year ago

    Stoją na szańcach Pragi, na stosach Moskali,

  • eug ciabatt
    eug ciabatt Year ago

    Gennaro you almost made me cry, ciao

  • Aaron Yu
    Aaron Yu Year ago

    I made this recipe... so good, better than any restaurant! Thanks!

  • Leo Sawmiller
    Leo Sawmiller Year ago

    It was the flavor of the garlic and chili, it was fried, it was this lovely meatball, it was the heat of the moment, shine in your eyeeeeees

  • Justin R Varga
    Justin R Varga Year ago

    I love this guys genuine passion.

  • ProCopyAustralia1

    I love how Gennaro loves his papa - Thank you for your food memory

  • Mary Jones
    Mary Jones Year ago

    "Sextra" this food is definitely sextra.