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    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes

    You can never go wrong with meatballs… Those bite sized little morsels may be the ultimate comforts food. That’s why we decided to give you this great collection of Meatball Recipes.

    Somehow, the idea to make little round spheres out of ground meat seems to have found it’s way into diverse cultures around the world. That’s why you’ll find a ton of variety of Meatball Recipes in this post. They are one great meatball dinner after another.

    You’ll find everything here from the classic meatballs you grew up on like meatball subs and pastas to exotic finds like butter chicken meatballs and Thai meatball pho. I hope you enjoy cooking these great meatball recipes as much as I enjoyed finding them for you!

    Collage of four different meatball recipes.

    1. Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

    Greek Meatballs, also known as Keftedes, are full of flavor and super delicious. These have all the Greek flavor and are super easy to make! Serve them with fresh Greek salad, some tzatziki with plenty of pita bread and you all set for entertaining.

    Get the Recipe: Keftedes

    2. Swedish Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Swedish meatballs.

    These Swedish meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Tender, perfectly cooked meat spheres smothered in the most delectable sauce. You’ll keep coming back for more!

    Get the Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

    3. Spanish Meatballs

    This version of Spanish Meatballs is just like those you’ll find served in shallow, earthenware cazuelas in many of the tapas bars all over Spain. It’s a restaurant worthy dish, but so simple that you can cook it in your very own kitchen.

    Get the Recipe: Spanish Meatballs

    4. Italian Wedding Soup

    Italian Wedding Soup

    This pot is what cozy comfort nights are made up of. Italian wedding soup is a classic. Made with acini de pepe pasta, beef and pork meatballs, carrots, celery, greens, and parmesan cheese. This soup is SO flavorful! Serve with crusty bread and a glass of wine and enjoy!

    Get the Recipe: Italian Wedding Soup

    5. Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Spaghetti and Meatball is everyone’s favorite, young and old alike. Plump, perfectly seasoned meatballs simmer in marinara sauce, then get served with fun twirly spaghetti. 

    Serve this comfort food classic up for a Sunday dinner, or whip it up on a weeknight to make your regular day feel special.

    Get the Recipe: Spaghetti and Meatballs

    6. Italian Sunday Gravy (Sunday Sauce)

    Italian Sunday Gravy (Sunday Sauce)

    Ah, Sunday Gravy, the heartwarming Italian-American culinary tradition that turns an ordinary weekend into a delectable feast!! 

    This is quintessential Italian-American comfort food that has not only conquered hearts, but also taste buds across generations. 

    Imagine a rich tomato sauce teeming with a medley of meats like short ribs or spare ribs, meatballs, and sausage simmering for hours, and you have the masterpiece that is Sunday Gravy.

    Get the Recipe: Sunday Gravy

    7. Meatball Stew

    Meatball Stew

    Our Meatball Stew recipe is the hearty, family friendly dinner you’ll be cooking till the first buds of spring.

    I mean, how can it miss? Everyone loves stew. Everyone loves meatballs. This right here is the perfect fusion of both.

    Get the Recipe: Meatball Stew

    8. Moroccan Meatballs (Kefta Mkaouara)

    Moroccan Meatballs (Kefta Mkaouara)

    Kefta Mkaouara (Mkawra) is a Moroccan dish traditionally made in a tagine. Small beef or lamb meatballs are simmered in a spiced tomato sauce, then eggs are added in the last few minutes of cooking. It is served from the same dish it’s cooked in with crusty Moroccan bread. Sounds so interesting and delicious. A must for that special brunch or dinner.

    Get the Recipe: Moroccan Meatballs

    9. Asian Meatballs

    Asian Meatballs

    These easy Asian Meatballs are succulent, juicy and smothered with a sticky sauce that pops with vibrant flavors! 

    They’re super versatile too. Make bowl meals, toss them with Asian noodles, or just stick toothpicks in them for the perfect party appetizer.

    Get the Recipe: Asian Meatballs

    10. Easy Baked Meatballs

    Simple, classic Italian Meatballs… That’s all you need some nights. Tender, perfectly seasoned meatballs are drenched in a simple homemade marinara sauce, and then baked to succulent perfection. You can pair or serve them in so many ways…

    Get the Recipe: Italian Baked Meatballs

    11. Mexican Meatball Soup (Albondigas Soup)

    This Mexican meatball soup is simple to make and absolutely delicious. Made with small, rice-studded meatballs (albondigas), a few veggies, and a rich and tasty broth. You’ll love it!

    Get the Recipe: Albondigas Soup

    12. Greek Meatballs (Soutzoukakia)

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Soutzoukakia.

    Soutzoukakia is Greek meatballs’ soupier version. These football shaped Greek style meatballs are smothered in a cinnamon-y wine enhanced tomato sauce laced with cumin. You’re gonna keep coming back to this one!

    Get the Recipe: Soutzoukakia

    13. Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    Meatballs glazed with perfect sweet and sour sauce with plenty of colorful, crunchy veggies and yummy pineapple… Sweet and Sour Meatballs are for dinner on the nights when you don’t feel like Hero cooking a dinner from scratch.

    Get the Recipe: Sweet and Sour Meatballs

    14. Creamy Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Parmesan chicken meatballs.

    These creamy parmesan meatballs are a very novel way to try your meatballs next time you crave them. They are an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love. They’re a great keto friendly option as well!

    Get the Recipe: Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

    15. Meatball Minestrone Soup

    This Italian Meatball Soup is easy and delicious. It’s a bowl of tender homemade chicken meatballs and loaded with vegetables and Italian seasonings – it’s a quick, hearty meal to satisfy all appetites! 

    Get the Recipe: Meatball Minestrone Soup

    16. Bun Cha (Vietnamese Meatballs)

    Bun Cha, the famous caramelized pork meatballs from the streets of Hanoi, is a very traditional Vietnamese food. This is our favorite Vietnamese dishes, loaded with freshness and flavors. This is one of the MUST TRY new flavors if you like Asian food.

    Get the Recipe: Bun Cha

    17. Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    Your regular chicken noodle soup with a twist… It’s a chicken meatball noodle soup. That familiar cozy comfort bowl with your favorite meatballs in it. You will get back to this soup again and again.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    18. Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs

    Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs

    These Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs are quick, easy, versatile, and so delicious. Ready in about 30 minutes, they can be served in a variety of ways, and can easily be adapted to be keto-friendly. What an innovative meatball recipe. You can even try this with ground chicken.

    Get the Recipe: Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs

    19. Meatball Tortellini Zuppa Toscana

    This Meatball Tortellini Zuppa Toscana is just the soup you need on a blustery winter night. With hearty sausage meatballs and pillowy tortellini in a creamy broth, it’s the epitome of comfort food.

    Get the Recipe: Meatball Tortellini Zuppa Toscana

    20. Meatball Casserole

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - meatball casserole.

    Take a look at this delicious meatball casserole. It’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser – juicy meatballs with a homemade marinara sauce over creamy mashed potatoes with lots of cheesy goodness! This is a one pot meal for cozy comfort nights.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    21. Meatball Baked Ziti

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Meatball baked ziti.

    Cheesy baked ziti with the easiest homemade meatballs. Quick to prepare and so, so good. Comfort food at its best here! Perfect for big crowds or planning for plenty of leftovers. Serve it with crusty bread and your favorite red wine.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    22. Tex Mex Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Tex Mex meatballs.

    Tex Mex Meatballs are flavored with jalapeño, chipotle peppers, cumin, and cilantro, simmered in enchilada sauce and covered in a blanket of melted Mexican cheese. Such a delicious appetizer, get together meal idea or dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    23. Mongolian Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Mongolian meatballs.

    Craving Asian flavors in your meatballs? These Mongolian meatballs are the BEST. Here the meatballs are smothered in the BEST homemade Mongolian sauce to wow your family or guests.  

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    24. Philly Cheese Steak Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Philly cheesesteak meatballs.

    These Philly Cheese Steak Meatballs have the deliciousness of a sandwich in one bite sized ball, served in a sensational cheese sauce that keeps you coming back for more. This novel way of serving the meatballs will make everybody ask for this meatball recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcafe

    25. Salisbury Steak Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Salisbury steak meatballs.

    These mouthwatering and cozy Salisbury Steak Meatballs are a twist on the traditional recipe. Tender meatballs smothered in hearty onion + mushroom gravy… Simply delicious. Serve them over mashed potatoes, fluffy rice, or buttered egg noodles.

    Get the Recipe @ littlespicejar

    26. Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Buffalo meatballs.

    Tender,  juicy Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs are simmered in the most tantalizing sweet and hot sauce that everyone goes crazy for! Perfect appetizer or delicious, easy meal! All you have to do is whisk some hot sauce, honey, brown sugar, apricot preserves and a splash of soy sauce and let it simmer with the meatballs. The end result is nothing short of addictive gobbling of these tender, flavorful meatballs.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    27. Grilled Mediterranean Turkey Meatball skewers

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Mediterranean meatball skewers.

    These Mediterranean style turkey meatball skewers are so colorful and flavorful. Juicy grilled turkey meatballs stuffed with olives and feta! Makes a delicious dinner, but they’re great served as an appetizer, too!

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    28. Cheesy Italian Meatball Sliders

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Italian meatball sliders.

    Make your sliders the cheesiest and gooiest. Flavorful Italian meatballs smothered in delicious marinara and topped with plenty of mozzarella cocooned in hollowed out toasted garlic butter rolls. How does it all sound to you? Try it for your next gathering and see those cheese pulls going in all directions.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    29. Sticky Sriracha Meatball Lettuce Wraps

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Meatball lettuce wraps.

    These Sriracha Meatball Lettuce Wraps are a super easy dinner that comes together in 30 minutes. Delicious little morsels loaded with amazing flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    30. The Best Meatball Sub

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Meatball sub.

    Super tender and tasty meatballs braised in a tomatoey sauce topped off with melty cheese in a toasty baguette. Brilliant lunch option for your leftover meatballs.

    Get the Recipe @ iamafoodblog

    31. Spicy Moroccan Meatball Tagine

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Moroccan meatball tagine.

    These gorgeous meatballs are flavored with all the earthy and exotic Moroccan spices like turmeric, nutmeg, cayenne, and ginger and stewed in a saffron and garlic broth. The result is a rich and flavorful stew like consistency with smothered meatballs. Delicious. Serve it over steamed rice or couscous.

    Get the Recipe @ holajalapeno

    32. Butter Chicken Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Butter chicken meatballs.

    These Butter Chicken Meatballs are going to blow your mind! Boasting big flavor in a creamy sauce spiced to perfection, and simple meatballs made lean with ground chicken. Served as an appetizer, party snack, or a main dish, this recipe will always be a crowd pleaser.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    33. Porcupine Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Porcupine meatballs.

    Do you know Porcupine Meatballs? If not, this is your new way to cook everybody’s favorite meal. Porcupine Meatballs are hearty and well-seasoned meatballs with rice that simmer in a rich tomato sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    34. Meatball Pizza

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Meatball pizza.

    Meatball pizza made in a cast iron skillet is deep dish at it’s best. A family friendly dinner loaded with meatballs and cheese that is easy, fast, and fresh from your oven to the table in less than 20 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcafe

    35. Thai Chicken Meatball Khao Soi

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Khao soi.

    This Thai inspired noodle soup is the simplest weeknight dinner. It’s made with flavorful Thai curry paste, coconut milk, and plenty of fresh herbs and lime juice. Toss in seared gingery chicken meatballs and plenty of delicious egg noodles, it’s hard to beat the easy Thai inspired soup. Cozy Asian comfort in a bowl.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    36. Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Pineapple BBQ meatballs.

    Pineapple BBQ Meatballs are delicious homemade meatballs smothered in a quickly made from scratch pineapple BBQ sauce. Serve them over rice with an Asian-inspired coleslaw for a healthy family meal.

    Get the Recipe @ savorynothings

    37. Slow Cooker Bourbon Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Bourbon meatballs.

    These slow cooker bourbon meatballs will only take 5 minutes of your prep time. They will turn out absolutely delicious for your next get together or an easy meal. It’s all in the sauce richly flavored with bourbon.

    Get the Recipe @ theblondcook

    38. Creamy Cajun Chicken Meatball Pasta

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Cajun meatball pasta.

    Delicious Creamy Cajun Chicken Meatball Pasta – These are tender tasty chicken meatballs with pasta in an amazing dairy free creamy Cajun tomato sauce. The whole family will go crazy for this new dish.

    Get the Recipe @ slimmingeats

    39. Sticky Thai Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Thai meatballs.

    Sticky Thai Meatballs with Sesame Noodles are what Thai nights can be made up of. Pan-seared gingery chicken meatballs tossed with plenty of spicy Thai style chili sauce, bell peppers, peanuts, and basil. Serve these sticky chicken meatballs over rice noodles. Every bite is sweet, spicy, and hinted with basil – delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    40. Sweet and Spicy Korean Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Korean meatballs.

    These Sweet and Spicy Korean Meatballs will change your life. They’re made with lean beef, flavored with garlic and Sriracha, baked, and glazed with a spicy apricot glaze. Life is good when you get to eat all these new yummy meatball recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    41. Beef Kofta Curry (Meatball Curry)

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Meatball curry.

    Beef Kofta Curry, or simply kofte, is a classic meatball curry made of tender meatballs simmered in a spicy, flavorful sauce. If you like spices and fresh herbs, give this meatball curry a try with a heap full of steamed rice or naan bread.

    Get the Recipe @ teaforturmeric

    42. Vietnamese Meatball Pho

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Pho.

    A good bowl of pho is getting so popular and everybody seems like they want to make one. This Vietnamese meatball pho is the ultimate umami flavor with a great balance of fresh herbs and meat in a very flavorful broth.

    Get the Recipe @ thedefineddish

    43. Coca-Cola Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Coco-cola meatballs.

    Coca-cola in your meatballs? Yes… Coca-Cola Meatballs are comforting, rich, tangy and saucy. Serve over pasta, rice or mashed potatoes or have them as an appetizers. Give them a try, you are going to love this one.

    Get the Recipe @ withablast

    44. Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen)

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Bitterballen.

    Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen) are a classic Dutch bar snack. Bitterballen, one of Holland’s favorite snacks, are bite-size beef and gravy croquettes usually served along with beer. Make that for your next gathering or some fun Sunday snacking.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    45. Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatballs)

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Japanese chicken meatballs.

    Tsukune, Japanese-style chicken meatballs, are absolutely delicious! Soft and juicy meatballs basted in a sweet, salty, and sticky sauce. This tsukune recipe is keto and low carb. The meatballs are incredibly flavorful and I guarantee your guests will have no problem eating one after another! Treat everybody with this new Asian flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ iheartumami

    46. Crispy Thai Laab Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Thai laab meatballs.

    The flavor profile of Crispy Thai Laab Meatballs is a mix of tangy, spicy and slightly salty. If you are fan of Thai Laab (minced meat salad), then you will love this crispy fried version. The soul of this dish is the toasted sticky rice. It gives the pork that crunchy texture and roasted fragrance. The world is full of these amazing varied flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ marionskitchen

    47. Banh Mi Meatball Sandwich

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Bahn mi.

    This sandwich is loaded with incredible flavors. Banh Mi sandwich is one of the very popular Vietnamese dishes. It can be made with several different proteins, but this pork Banh Mi is the the best, especially when topped with quickly pickled veggies, spicy jalapeño, and cilantro.

    Get the Recipe @ mydiaryofus

    48. Meatball Parmesan

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Meatball parmesan.

    This meatball recipes list is incomplete without good old fashioned Meatball Parmesan, so we are rounding it up with everyone’s favorite. These homemade meatballs are full of flavor, smothered in sauce and coated with melted cheese, then baked in the oven. They will go great over noodles or served as a sub sandwich.

    Get the Recipe @ princesspinkygirl

    49. Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

    The 45+ BEST Meatball Recipes - Firecracker chicken meatballs.

    These Firecracker Meatballs are a perfect blend of spicy and sweet. Meatballs simmering in popular firecracker sauce. Serve them as an appetizer at your next party or try them on one of your lazy easy dinner nights.

    Get the Recipe @ chefsavvy

    So you see, a simple meatball can be made in so many different ways and flavors. These small little balls can be enjoyed and served in multiple ways.

    There is plenty to choose from off of this amazing Meatballs Recipes collection. Pin or bookmark this page and there will never be a shortage of ideas for how to cook that meatball tonight. Try one after another of these great flavors and keep coming back to this page! Enjoy…

    Meatball recipes.

    The 45+ BEST Meatballs

    Yield: servings8
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    This great collection of Meatball Recipes will give you plenty ideas when your meatball craving hits! One of my favorites is these Swedish Meatballs:



    • 1 lbs ground beef
    • 1 lbs ground pork
    • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
    • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
    • 1/2 tsp allspice powder
    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 2 tbsp butter, for frying
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil, for frying


    • 4 Tbsp Butter
    • 3 Tbsp flour
    • 2 cups beef broth
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tsp mustard
    • Salt & pepper to taste


      1. Mix in all the meatball ingredients except butter and oil and mix well. Roll them into meatballs.
      2. Heat olive oil and 2 Tbsp butter in a skillet and place meatballs without crowding them and fry till golden brown on all sides. Plate them out and set aside.
      3. In the same pan, melt remaining 4 Tbsp butter. Gradually stir in flour to create a roux. Cook until flour starts to brown.
      4. Slowly stir in beef broth, mixing all those bits stuck to the pan into the sauce.
      5. Add in cream, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until sauce starts to thicken up.
      6. Add in meatballs. Simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
      7. Serve it over bed of mashed potatoes. Garnish with chopped parsley and lingonberry jam.


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