46 Must-Make Meatball Recipes


46 Must-Make Meatball Recipes

Who doesn't love a good recipe with meatballs? We think they're just right for so many occasions, be it a simple weeknight meal or a tasty party hors d'oeuvre. And with so many ways to prepare 'em, you could try a different recipe with meatballs every night and never get bored! From meatball sub recipes to turkey meatballs and even meatballs made in your slow cooker, we've surely got a different meatball recipe for every day of the week.

If you love these recipes, then be sure to check out our collection of Our BEST Meatball Recipes

Meatball Appetizer Recipes

Hawaiian Meatballs

This fun spin on the classic meatball recipes that you know and love is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. You see, the pineapple and the bell pepper mix together to make the best Hawaiian Meatballs that you've ever tasted!

Tex Mex Meatballs

This recipe comes courtesy of Krista from Budget Gourmet Mom who says, "Not only do these delicious meatballs make it to your plate in under 30 minutes but they are sure to fit any budget! Better yet, make a double batch and freeze some for later."

Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs

Take a bite out of these meatballs and enjoy the surprise of cheese oozing out of every tasty bite. Our Test Kitchen guarantees these scrumptious Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs won't disappoint.

Glazed Meatballs

This flavorful recipe with meatballs will have 'em begging for more! Our Glazed Meatballs give you the best of both worlds with flavors that are a little spicy, a little sweet, and a lot of fabulous!

Spicy Glazed Meatballs

Jalapeno pepper jelly livens up extra-lean ground turkey breast. Get ready for some flavor with our Spicy Glazed Turkey Meatballs, 'cause everyone will be askin' for seconds with these ones!

My Own Italian Meatballs

Spruce up a plate of your favorite saucy spaghetti by adding in your very own homemade meatballs. When they ask, tell them "These are My Own Italian Meatballs!" They'll love 'em!

Slow Cooker Meatballs

Aren't slow cooker recipes the best? For this crowd-pleasing appetizer, all you do is mix together flavorings with prepared frozen meatballs, turn on the slow cooker, and let it go. And when you use a slow cooker liner, there isn't even any cleanup!

Fifteen Minute Meatballs

Looking for a super-quick recipe with ground beef? Let your microwave turn you into a kitchen magician! Our easy Italian-style meatballs can go from prep to the table in just about 15 minutes! Serve it over quick-cooking spaghetti for a fast weeknight meal that tastes like you fussed.

Chinatown Meatballs

This Asian spin on classic meatballs is the perfect dish for you and your gang to wake up those taste buds. Chinatown Meatballs are the perfect combination of sweet and sour that'll be your new favorite dish!
Other easy meatball appetizer recipes: 
Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Turkey Stuffing Meatballs

Any time you're longing for the tastes of your favorite holiday dinner, mix up Turkey Stuffing Meatballs. It's easy to get your turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce all rolled into one!

Everybody's Favorite Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti with Surprise Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs is an easy weeknight meal that we make over and over. Here's a way to take it to a whole new level by adding a secret ingredient to our meatballs. Guess what it is!

Potluck Spaghetti & Meatballs

You can never go wrong by bringing this to a potluck, and spaghetti and meatballs is a classic that everyone loves. Our recipe for Potluck Spaghetti & Meatballs is extra-special 'cause it's loaded with meatballs!

Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs and Spaghetti

We used a secret ingredient in our Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs and Spaghetti in order to get the big flavor that this recipe deserves. Don't take our word for it, but today's forecast looks like it could be "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"!
Other great spaghetti and meatballs recipes:
Zesty Spaghetti and Meatballs
Family Spaghetti and Meatballs

Red Sauce and Meatballs

Mama mia, this is good! Homemade spaghetti sauce doesn't have to simmer all day to be full of flavor. This version does just fine in only 4 hours, and will have the whole gang askin' for more!

Pasta and Meatballs

International Meatball Recipes

Asian Turkey Skillet Rounds

These are no ordinary turkey meatballs! The Asian flavoring puts this dish in a class by itself.  Asian Turkey Skillet Rounds are easy to make and taste great; you'll feel like an international superstar chef!

Sicilian Turkey Meatballs

If you make our Sicilian Turkey Meatballs a day or two in advance, when mealtime comes, you've got dinner in a snap! These are great on their own, over low-carb pasta or even stuffed into a whole-wheat wrap!

Swedish Meatballs

Whether you serve these Swedish Meatballs with a toothpick or you put them over some egg noodles for a lip-smackin' dinner, you'll be transported back in time after just one bite!

Asian Meatballs

Plum sauce gives these meatballs a delightfully authentic sweetness. Asian Meatballs are a delicious fusion-inspired dish that are easy to make and the perfect mix of sweet and savory.

Meatball Sandwich Recipes

Classic Meatball Subs

If you love Italian food, then you'll love our tasty homemade Classic Meatball Subs that are as at home on a hoagie roll as they are atop a plate of spaghetti! 

Sicilian Meatball Sandwiches

 Nothing's more satisfying than a thick hot meatball sandwich bursting with fill-ya-up satisfaction - and this one's got it all! Sicilian Meatball Sandwiches are a little messy but a lot tasty!

Mama Mia's Meatball Bake

Thanks to a few shortcuts, you can have Mama Mia's Meatball Bake on the table in no time. This is a cheesy, easy dinner recipe that the whole family will love!
Other great meatball hero recipes:
Italian Meatball Subs
Mighty Meatball Sandwiches
Shortcut Meatball Hoagies

Open Faced Meatball Sandwiches

Get your knife and fork out for this hearty sandwich. This meatball mixture is spooned over Texas toast and covered with two types of cheese. You won't want to miss a bite!

Sloppy Joe Meatball Hoagies
Hot Shot Meatball Hoagie Buffet

Meatball Soup Recipes

Southwestern Meatball Soup

Meatballs aren't just for spaghetti and submarine sandwiches! Bowl your gang over with this easy homemade Southwest-style meatball soup that goes from stovetop to table in minutes. Southwestern Meatball Soup will warm them up in a jiffy!
More meatball soup recipes:
Meatball and Shells Stew
Meatball Soup

Mama Marie's Wedding Soup

You're gonna want to grab the biggest ladle in the house when you make Mama Marie's Wedding Soup, 'cause this one's the perfect marriage of tastes and textures. Between the meatballs and the fresh greens, we can't decide what we like best!

Meatball Minestrone
Italian Wedding Soup

More Meals with Meatballs

Meatball Stroganoff

Stroganoff sounds fancy but, by using prepared meatballs, we don't have to save it for company anymore, 'cause it cooks up tasty...and fast!

Cola Meatballs

What?! Yes, you read it right. There's cola in these meatballs. Try 'em for an unexpected, and unexpectedly satisfying, dinnertime taste.

Amish Sausage Balls

This Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for Amish Sausage Balls is so versatile! Whether as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or as a robust main dish, the Amish country flavors come through as loud and clear as the sound of a horse and buggy coming down a country road.

Meatballs and Sunday Sauce

These Old World Italian-style meatballs are the secret family recipe of guest chef Daniel Mancini, who shared his grandmother's special recipe  with us for what he calls Mama Mancinis Meatballs with Sunday Sauce.  These are good enough to eat solo!

Meatball Calzone

When you can't decide if you want a sandwich or pizza, have both! This hot and hearty Meatball Calzone has it all.  It's a doughy pocket of meaty, cheesy, saucy deliciousness made fresh from readily-available ingredients you can find at your local grocery store.
More easy meatball recipes:
Meatball Quesadillas

Meatball Cacciatore

Treat your family to an Italian-style dinner with this easy recipe for Meatball Cacciatore. Maryann, who sent us this recipe from Florida, uses frozen meatballs to cut prep and cooking time in half, so her family can get to eating this flavorful dish even faster!

Porcupine Meatballs

Recipes with meatballs go fantastically with any of our No-Fail Italian Favorites!

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