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    The 30 BEST Meatball Sauce Recipes

    You can never go wrong with meatballs… Those bite sized little morsels may be the ultimate comfort food. And they’re even better slathered in sauce!

    That’s why we’ve compiled this collection of amazing Meatball Sauce Recipes.

    You’ll find such a variety of flavors here. Whether you’re looking for tomato based or creamy, buttery or umami, spicy or sweet, it’s all here.

    Cook your way through all of these great meatball sauce recipes, you’re sure to find some new family favorites!

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    Meatball Sauce Recipes:

    1. Homemade Marinara Sauce for Meatballs

    Marinara Sauce has the ultimate ability to make your favorite food heavenly, like meatballs, spaghetti, lasagna, and more. If that is homemade then you can’t beat it with anything else.

    This flavorful Homemade Marinara Sauce recipe is such a breeze to make in big batches, and it’s freezer friendly too. This Italian delight is definitely a keeper…

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    2. Sweet and Sour Meatball Sauce

    Ok, now this homemade Sweet and Sour Meatball Sauce will surely satisfy your taste buds, and it goes great with meatballs.

    This classy sauce is so delicious, it feels like you are relishing it from your favorite Chinese restaurant. A must-try homemade Asian-style meatball sauce.

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    3. Spanish Meatballs

    Want to make restaurant-quality meatballs at home? Then, we have found the best Spanish Meatball recipe for you!

    These melt-in-your-mouth meatballs are all about the flavors that are just irresistible, and it’s made using simple pantry ingredients.

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    4. Greek Meatball Sauce

    Guys, craving some Greek flavors? If so, try this Greek Meatball Sauce recipe, and treat your family and friends to a fantastic meal.

    This perfectly spiced and aromatic tomato sauce will take your simple meatballs to next level of deliciousness. This will become one of your top comfort foods.

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    5. Vodka Meatball Sauce

    Vodka sauce? Yes, you heard it right, this homemade Vodka Sauce is the most elegant and the best sauce you can make easily at home!

    Make gourmet-style dishes using this simple sauce, and create the best weeknight meal for your loved ones. You will totally get amazed by this awesome sauce.

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    6. Swedish Meatball Sauce

    Do you like the famous IKEA’s Swedish meatballs? Then simply replicate it in your kitchen with this remarkable Swedish Meatball Sauce recipe.

    This rich, buttery savory gravy is the star of this dish, and the juicy meatballs with it are just a perfectly delicious match. So do try this magical dish.

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    7. General Tso Sauce for Meatballs

    Have you made General Tso Sauce at home? If not, this impressive recipe will show you exactly how to make it, just like your favorite Chinese restaurant.

    You are going to love the sweet, sticky, umami, and spicy flavors that will coat your meatballs deliciously. Super simple, and super flavorful.

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    8. Creamy Parmesan Meatball Sauce

    Creamy Parmesan Meatball Sauce will be your new go-to white sauce recipe for sure, as it’s the most flavorful and decadently rich and cheesy sauce.

    This hassle-free recipe makes anything just too good. So all cheese lovers, get ready for this blissful sauce. It will be one of your favorite meatball sauce recipes.

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    9. Honey Garlic Sauce for Meatballs

    Give your meatballs some extra delicious Asian flavors with this Honey Garlic Sauce recipe!

    It’s an easy and quick way to make your busy weekday meal more special. The sweet, sticky, and savory sauce is made simply with honey, garlic, ketchup, and soy sauce. Easy peasy…

    Get the Recipe @ dinnerthendessert

    10. Grape Jelly Sauce for Meatballs 

    Surprise everyone at your future get-togethers with this insanely Grape Meatball Sauce.

    Made with only 3 flavorful ingredients (grape jelly, bbq sauce, and chili garlic sauce), it makes the ultimate party appetizer. You can easily impress a large crowd with this easy recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    11. Italian Sunday Sauce (Sunday Gravy)

    Give this classic Italian Sunday Sauce a sure try and experience true deliciousness.

    This slow and low-simmer gravy takes time to make, but it will pay off with outstanding flavors that are just out of this world delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ oursaltykitchen

    12. Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

    Jazz up your meatballs with an extraordinarily delicious Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce, and get addicted to this lovely dish!

    This recipe is amazingly easy to make with zesty, lemony, herby, and buttery flavors, that will become your new favorite sauce for meatballs. Simply enjoy…

    Get the Recipe @ eatwell101

    13. Korean BBQ Sauce for Meatballs

    Make the quickest and easiest Korean BBQ sauce for Meatballs at home with this remarkable recipe!

    The sauce is perfectly balanced with sweet, umami, and savory flavors, and can uplift any meat or vegetable to top-notch. So get ready for this Korean treat.

    Get the Recipe @ savorynothings

    14. Honey BBQ Meatball Sauce

    This Honey BBQ Meatball Sauce made in a crockpot is mind-blowingly delicious.

    The easy recipe creates the best party appetizer snacks, that are just loaded with fabulous flavors that are super hard to resist. It’s a great meatball sauce recipe to feed the crowd.

    Get the Recipe @ tornadoughalli

    15. Cream Meatball Sauce

    Here’s another smashing recipe for a creamy meatball sauce for meatballs that will be a super hit with kids and adults alike.

    This epic cream sauce is so tasty. You will love this flavorful and easy sauce recipe…

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    16. Teriyaki Meatball Sauce

    Make your dinner interesting with this fancy Teriyaki Meatball Sauce recipe!

    The well-balanced flavors and ingredients make an absolute finger-licking delicious sauce that makes your simple meatballs the winner.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    17. Buffalo Meatball Sauce

    Everyone’s favorite Buffalo Sauce is simply divine, and makes meatballs completely irresistibly delicious.

    This easy recipe shows how to make it perfectly spicy, zingy, and tasty every time. It’s too yummy…

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    18. Cajun Meatball Sauce

    Cajun Meatball Sauce will be your most favorite sauce recipe ever!

    The roasted tomatoes, smoky flavors, and Cajun seasoning with garlic and other herbs are an amazing combination, which totally compliments meatballs. A must-try meatball sauce recipe…

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    19. Cranberry Meatball Sauce

    This holiday season, make this Cranberry Meatball sauce, and serve the most delicious appetizer to your guests.

    This mouth-watering sauce is a combination of cranberry sauce, chilli sauce, orange juice, and brown sugar. It’s a perfect holiday recipe for you to try.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    20. Philly Cheese Steak Meatball Sauce

    You are definitely going to be a big fan of this Philly Cheese Steak Meatball Sauce, it’s just brimming with incredible cheesy flavors.

    This creamy and phenomenal sauce can make simple meatballs super delicious. Just too good!

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcafe

    21. Thai Red Curry Meatball Sauce

    This Thai Red Curry Meatball Sauce will take you straight to the far east, and is packed with lots of bold flavors and ingredients.

    Try this excellent curry sauce for your busy weekday dinner, it just takes 15 minutes to make.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    22. Moroccan Meatball Sauce

    Give your family an exotic treat with this Moroccan Meatball Sauce, and make the most delectable dinner ever.

    The recipe is all about a stunning tomato sauce that is well-balanced with spices and superb flavors. Satisfy your taste buds with this restaurant-worthy recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ simplywhisked

    23. Tomato Parmesan Sauce

    This cozy and hearty Tomato Parmesan Sauce recipe couldn’t get any easier, as it’s made in the slow cooker.

    Jam-packed with a lots of amazing flavors, it’s one of our favorite meatball sauce recipes..

    Get the Recipe @ eatwell101

    24. Hawaiian Meatball Sauce

    Surprise your guests is a tropical tropical treat with Hawaiian Meatball Sauce. The sweet and tangy-flavored sauce will win everyone’s heart and soul, and it will make your meatballs extremely delicious.

    This recipe will show you how to perfect your sauce in a slow cooker, or on the stovetop.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    25. Butter Chicken Meatball Sauce

    Give your meatballs some traditional Indian flavors with this Butter Chicken Meatball Sauce recipe!

    This yummy, rich, and creamy sauce will completely get you hooked. So whenever you crave some Indian flavors, give this easy recipe a certain try.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    26. Creamy Paprika Meatball Sauce

    Make this Creamy Paprika Meatball Sauce at home, it tastes purely out of this world delicious.

    This buttery sour cream sauce will be a sure hit with your family. Try it to believe it…

    Get the Recipe @ saltandlavender

    27. Meatballs with Mushroom Sauce

    Mushroom sauce and meatballs are a match made in heaven combination!

    Everyone will love this super comforting meal, and you will surely keep this recipe in your back pocket.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    28.  Harissa Meatball Sauce

    Harrisa Meatball Sauce is dedicated to all chili pepper lovers.

    The perfectly smoked paprika and harissa make the sauce just amazingly flavorful. You are going to elevate your beloved meatballs to the next level.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    29. Honey Bourbon Meatball Sauce

    Folks, are you planning a future get-together at home and want a delicious appetizer for the night? Then slather your meatballs in this Honey Bourbon sauce, and wow everyone!

    This recipe is so easy to make, and the bourbon gives it a great twist. It a guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ asouthernsoul

    30. Indian Meatball Curry Sauce

    Let’s wrap up this spectacular list of meatball sauce recipes with the finest Indian Meatball Curry Sauce recipe.

    Bold flavors with superb spices and ingredients will make the best meatball curry ever!

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

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    30 BEST Meatball Sauce Recipes

    This collection of easy and delicious Meatball Sauce Recipes will give you plenty of flavor options when the meatball craving hits. You can't go wrong with this classic marinara:


    • 2 28 oz cans of whole tomatoes
    • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 3/4 finely chopped onions
    • 4 finely chopped garlic cloves
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper
    • fresh basil
    • fresh oregano
    • Pinch of red pepper flakes
    • Salt, to taste
    • Sugar, to taste


    1. In large, heavy bottomed pan, add olive oil, onion, garlic and half of the herbs. Slowly bring up heat and cook until softened.
    2. While other ingredients are heating up, pour tomatoes into a large bowl and crush them by hand into large chunks.
    3. Add tomatoes, black pepper and red pepper to pan, simmer for 45 minutes, partially covered.
    4. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust for seasonings.
    5. Serve with your favorite meatballs.

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