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Baker shares his simple recipe for the perfect spaghetti meatballs

The PERFECT rainy day dinner option: Baker shares his simple recipe for the best spaghetti and meatballs you will ever eat

  •  Popular Melbourne baker, Morgan Hipworth, shares spaghetti meatball recipe
  • The young baker said there is no need to buy the popular meal from a takeaway
  • He said anyone can recreate the meal at home following his video recipe and tips

A baker has revealed exactly how he makes his ‘perfect’ spaghetti and meatballs and insists the simple dish can be recreated at home. 

Popular Melbourne-based baker, Morgan Hipworth, demonstrated his skill at preparing the Italian-inspired meal over TikTok.

The video quickly went viral and has been seen by more than 82,000 foodies.


Popular Melbourne-based baker, Morgan Hipworth , demonstrated his skill at preparing the Italian-inspired meal over TikTok recently

The video quickly went viral and has been seen by more than 82,000 foodies

Morgan makes his pasta from scratch but says people can also use store-bought pasta if they prefer

The video quickly went viral and has been seen by more than 82,000 foodies

Morgan begins the video by smiling from behind two huge plates of the home-made pasta insisting he never buys the dish.

He then shows his fans how to make the pasta, by combining eggs with flour and kneading into a dough.

Once the dough has been made he pops it into the fridge for 30 minutes. 

He quickly moves on to making the meatballs by soaking his bread in water in one bowl and ‘combining the rest of the ingredients’ in another.

Morgan rolls his meatballs and coats them with flour before frying them until golden brown.

He then starts to make his sauce, sautéing onion and garlic to start before adding tomatoes, tomato paste and stock.

He then puts his meatballs in the sauce before placing the lid on the pan and cooking for 30 minutes.

Once the sauce is cooking it is time to take the pasta dough from the fridge.

Morgan uses a pasta machine to flatten out the dough and cut it into long portions.

He then showed his followers how to make his meatballs

They were fried until golden brown before being placed into the sauce

He then showed his followers how to make the meatballs which he cooked in hot oil until golden brown

How can I make spaghetti and meatballs at home? 


For the meatballs

500g beef mince

250g pork mine

250g Italian sausage, removed from casing

1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

4 cloves garlic, minced

3 slices white bread crusts removed, soaked in

 2/3 cup cold water for 5 minutes 

and then mashed with a fork

1 egg

Salt & pepper, to season

1/2 cup plain flour, to coat

1 tablespoon olive oil, to fry 

For the sauce

1 onion, finely diced

3 cloves garlic, crushed

2-3 cups passata (depending on brand as to how thick, start with 2 and add more if needed)

1 cup chicken stock

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 tablespoon each of finely chopped basil, oregano and parsley

1 tablespoon olive oil, to fry

To serve 

Parmesan cheese, grated

Basil, leaves picked

For the spaghetti

2 cups 00 flour

3 eggs    


To make the spaghetti

Add the flour onto a bench, make a well in the centre and add the eggs. Whisk the eggs then slowly work into the flour using your hands. Add a tablespoon of water if needed. Knead until smooth, wrap in cling wrap and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Roll out into spaghetti following pasta machine instructions.

To make the meatballs

Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl besides the flour and oil, and mix together with your hands. Roll out into around 50 gram balls. Coat each meatball in the flour, shaking off excess as you go.

To make the sauce

In a fry pan over medium heat add the oil, onion and garlic stirring for 4-5 minutes or until the onion turns soft. Add the passata, stock and tomato paste and stir to combine. Return the meatballs to the pan, cover with a lid and allow to cook, simmering over a low heat for 30 minutes.

To serve

Cook the pasta to al dente, drain and stir through the meatball sauce, (adding some of the pasta water if it needs). Plate up, top with the parmesan and basil.

 Source: Morgan Hipworth

The pasta is cooked in boiling water before being poured into the pan with the sauce and meatballs.

He adds grated Parmesan and fresh basil to the finished plate. 

And the meal appeared to fire-up his fans.

‘I have never started salivating over a TikTok video before today, this looks amazing,’ one man said.

Morgan adds the cooked pasta to his sauce and meatballs before serving

He grates Parmesan cheese on top and serves with fresh basil

The baker combines the three core elements together in a pan before sprinkling Parmesan cheese on top 

Others revealed they always thought the dish would be too complicated.

‘I actually think I can make this myself, thanks so much man,’ one person wrote.

Others were disappointed the meal wasn’t halal while one man complained he didn’t have access to a pasta machine.