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Spaghetti with Bison Meatballs

bison meatballs on top of spaghetti with basil leaves
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Cook: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 4 - 6 Serivngs
  • Yield: 24 meatballs
Idaho bison is delicious, with a bold and flavorful taste that’s perfect for grilling, roasting, and more. Raised by hardworking and dedicated producers who prioritize animal welfare and sustainability, Idaho bison is a healthy and nutritious choice that’s becoming increasingly popular among food enthusiasts.


  • 2 pounds ground Idaho bison
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (24 ounces)
  • 1 pound spaghetti


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground bison meat, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.

  • Roll the mixture into 1-2 inch meatballs and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  • Bake the meatballs for 20-25 minutes, or until they are cooked through and lightly browned on the outside.

  • While the meatballs are cooking, prepare the spaghetti according to package instructions.

  • In a separate saucepan, heat up your favorite tomato sauce.

  • Once the spaghetti is cooked, drain it and add it to the saucepan with the tomato sauce.

  • Serve the spaghetti topped with the bison meatballs and extra Parmesan cheese, if desired.