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The Ultimate Meatball Recipe Collection: 42 Recipes From All Over The World!

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Spaghetti and meatballs. Meatball sub sandwiches. What else can you do with meatballs you ask? You came to the right place! This is the ultimate meatball round-up. Beef meatballs, turkey meatballs, lamb, venison, vegetarian, vegan, smoked meatballs. We even have gluten-free, dairy-free, Instant Pot, and slow cooker options – and the BEST Ikea copycat recipe anywhere! Forty-two recipes representing cuisines from all over the world: Asian, Greek, Indian, Mexican, Italian inspired, and more.

Classic Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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Is there anything more comforting than a bowl filled with spaghetti and meatballs in tomato sauce? Well, maybe Mac n’ Cheese, but if you are in a tomato-y mood nothing satisfies like this classic combo. This is our recipe for a basic beef-based meatball that we first par-cook in the oven and then finish cooking right in our Everyday Quick Tomato Sauce. Then, it’s up to you! Ladle them over gluten-free spaghetti or stuff them into a roll for a meatball sub! Get the recipe for Meatballs in Tomato Sauce.

Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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Meatballs lightened up using ground turkey. If you have a hankering for meatballs, but want to reduce fat intake, this is the recipe! Toss with your favorite marinara sauce and pasta shape. Get the recipe for Turkey Meatballs.

Turkey Quinoa Meatball Soup

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This soup is brothy, light yet hearty. Loads of collard greens and meatballs based on ground turkey with protein-rich quinoa used as binder, with the addition of Parmesan cheese. This soup is unlike any other you have had. Easy to make, and will be requested again and again. A Perfect lunch or light dinner. Get the recipe for Turkey Quinoa Meatball Soup.

Baked Shells Stuffed with Meatballs

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Pasta shells stuffed with cheese and meatballs and topped with a quick tomato sauce. Sound like a classic? It is! Perfect for parties, potlucks and satisfies kids and adults alike. Just add a big green, leafy salad with a tangy vinaigrette. Get the recipe for Baked Shells Stuffed with Meatballs.

Smoked Meatballs

Photo credit: Beth Neels.

Smoked meatballs are a deliciously different way of cooking these favorite appetizer and dinner staples. Get the recipe.

Cheddar Stuffed Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Photo credit: Gina Matsoukas.

These turkey zucchini meatballs are stuffed with cheddar cheese and Italian seasoning then cooked on the stovetop in marinara sauce for an easy, flavorful dinner. Get the recipe.

Venison Meatballs

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Venison Meatballs are an easy, low fat alternative to beef! These Venison Meatballs can be baked, or air fried to make them even healthier! Get the recipe.

Air Fryer Meatballs – from fresh / frozen

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Easy Air Fryer Meatballs turn out as crispy as you remember your Grandmother’s fried meatballs! The sheer beauty of this recipe is that they are done in about 10 minutes and are so tasty! Get the recipe.

Cranberry Meatballs -GF & Dairy free!

Photo credit: Beth Neels.

These Cranberry Meatballs are one of my most requested appetizers! Orange juice and orange zest give them another wonderful depth of flavor! They are tart, sweet and very fruity! Also, they are gluten and lactose / dairy free! Get the recipe.

Vegan Meatballs

Photo credit: Justine Drosdovech.

Who said meatballs had to be made with meat?! These vegan meatballs are bursting with rich, juicy flavors! This recipe features plant-based ground ‘meat,’ aromatic herbs, and savory seasonings, creating the perfect balance of tastes in each bite. Serve them covered in tomato sauce, with pasta, on a sub roll, or with a sprinkling of vegan Parmesan. Get the recipe.

BBQ Vegan Chickpea Meatballs

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Get ready to try these tasty vegan chickpea meatballs! Each bite bursts with smoky, savory goodness that will bring you back for more. These delicious appetizers are perfect for any gathering and impress your guests, leaving them begging for the recipe. Get the recipe.

Caldo de Albóndigas

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Caldo de albóndigas is a Mexican soup made of soft meatballs cooked in a brothy tomato sauce along with vegetables. This dish is a staple at any Mexican home and is also served at many home restaurants. Get the recipe.

Albondigas en Chipotle Sauce

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Albondigas en chipotle is a comforting dish that you can make whenever you’re in the mood for some spicy and smoky flavors. It’s a great choice for a cozy night in. Serve with rice, noodles, bread, or tortillas! Get the recipe.

Baked Mustard Chicken Meatballs

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These baked mustard chicken meatballs feature lightly seared balls of ground chicken, rice, and spices baked in a creamy mustard sauce. The recipe makes plenty of meatballs to satisfy your hungry family on busy weeknights. Get the recipe.

Italian Meatball Marinara Subs

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Italian meatball marinara subs aren’t just a treat for those of us with Italian blood in our veins, but everyone who loves juicy homemade meatballs, fresh and tangy homemade marinara sauce and fluffy brioche buns. Meatball sandwiches in a toasted bun make a delicious lunch and are also perfect for busy weeknights. This recipe is satisfying comfort food and so much tastier than a meatball sub from your local Subway. Get the recipe.

Ikea Meatball Copycat Recipe

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Photo credit: Iryna Bychkiv.

It’s Meatballs And Gravy Recipe – Ikea-inspired meatballs made with ground beef and turkey that are seared till brown and crispy and then simmered in the best ever homemade gravy. This hearty and satisfying dish is sure to become new family’s favorite. Get the recipe.

Baked Turkey Meatballs

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Moist flavor-packed baked turkey meatballs are quick and easy to make at home and ready in about 30 minutes. Serve them as appetizers, snacks, or the main dish! Perfect for quick weeknight dinners. Get the recipe.

Albondigas de Pollo 

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Albondigas de Pollo (Chicken Meatball Soup) captures the authentic taste of Mexico in a bowl. These tender chicken and rice meatballs are gently simmered in a rich, tomato-infused broth. A must try! Get the recipe.

Dairy-Free and Egg-Free Meatballs

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Dairy-Free and Egg-Free Meatballs are a quick and easy delicious homemade meal. Both kid-friendly and husband-approved, you’ll never buy meatballs from the store again. These allergy-friendly baked meatballs are sure to please everybody at the table. Get the recipe.

Meatballs and Rice

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This meatballs and rice recipe is great for a weeknight dinner! The juicy baked meatballs pair perfectly with the creamy gravy and fluffy rice. This 30 minute meal is warm, delicious, and comforting! Get the recipe.

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Meatballs and spaghetti is always a great idea. With only a few simple ingredients, you’ll have a delicious meal in no time. And with an Instant Pot, you can prepare this spaghetti and meatballs recipe in less than an hour. Reduced cooking time and fewer dishes to clean mean more time to enjoy this delicious all-time favorite with your loved ones. Get the recipe.

Easy Sweet & Sour Meatballs (Party Finger Food!)

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If you love to entertain but hate to spend all your time cooking for the party, you’re going to love these Easy Sweet & Sour Meatballs. Get the recipe.

The BEST Italian Wedding Soup with Chicken Meatballs

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Italian wedding soup with chicken meatballs is filling, hearty and so tasty. It’s a chicken meatball soup which is made from scratch, and that means both the soup and the meatballs themselves. You will love this traditional Italian soup with acini de pepe pasta. This mini meatball soup is such a wonderfully fresh dish! Get the recipe.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe is a healthier version of a favorite party time snack. This is an appetizer recipe your guests will love so you might want to double it! Get the recipe.

Easy Recipe of Lamb Kofta Curry Pakistani Style

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Lamb Kofta Curry is simply delicious to have with naan bread, roti/ chapati, pitta bread or flatbread. It’s tasty to eat it with rice too. And you feel adventurous, you can enjoy this meatballs curry with spaghetti. Yumm. Get the recipe.

Intant Pot Asian Meatballs

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Instant Pot Asian Meatballs are the perfect easy weeknight meal. They are made with ground beef, rice, and a delicious Asian-inspired sauce.

If you love easy Asian-inspired recipes then this is the recipe for you. These meatballs are so simple to make and taste amazing. Get the recipe.

Curry Meatballs

Photo credit: Elaine Benoit.

These curry meatballs are soft and succulent on their own but add them to this tasty curry sauce and then ladle them on zoodles and you have such a delicious meal. Get the recipe.

Swedish Meatballs with Sour Cream Sauce

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There are so many things to adore about this Swedish meatballs with sour cream sauce recipe! We have moist tender meatballs swimming in a modified version of my popular sour cream sauce; and if that doesn’t win you over, these meatballs are served with zoodles!! Get the recipe.

Bourbon Meatballs Appetizer

Photo credit: Elaine Benoit.

This bourbon meatballs recipe fits the bill of a well-loved and delicious appetizer. The meatballs are succulent, the bourbon sauce is scrumptious and their flavors complement each other famously! Get the recipe.

Vegan Italian Black Bean Meatballs

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These Italian flavored black bean meatballs are a delicious and hearty plant based alternative to traditional meatballs. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce over pasta or zoodles for a comforting healthful meal. Get the recipe.

Roasted Tomato and Meatball Polenta

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Roasted tomato and meatball polenta is a fast weeknight dinner that everyone will love. The creamy polenta, classic meatballs and juicy tomatoes in this main course come together perfectly to make wonderful comfort food. This Italian meal is quick and easy to prepare and the flavour is simply wonderful and will become a family favourite. Get the recipe.

Juicy Greek Lamb Meatballs

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This Greek lamb meatballs recipe is easy and the meatballs turn out perfectly juicy every time. You can serve these lamb meatballs in so many ways – keep it simple and serve the lamb meatballs with tzatziki sauce, rice, and a simple tomato salad drizzled with olive oil or a dollop of Greek yogurt OR put a Mediterranean spread with hummus, whipped lemon feta, olives, Greek cucumber salad, and air fryer pita chips. You could also add them to a Mezze platter for a hearty appetizer! Get the recipe.

Easy Hawaiian Roll Meatball Sliders

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One bite of this Hawaiian roll meatball sliders recipe and you’ll be hooked! These baked meatball sliders feature layers of Hawaiian sweet rolls, juicy meatballs, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese for the cheesiest mini meatball subs that the whole family will love. Sausage and peppers in the oven have similar flavors going on and are another delicious Italian sandwich recipe to try. Get the recipe.

Keto Italian Meatball Casserole

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This Italian Meatball Casserole is a super simple dinner with your crockpot doing all the hard work. All you need to do is combine the ground beef, coconut flour, cheeses, and spices; in just a few hours, you’ll have a hearty but low-carb keto meatball casserole. This keto casserole is perfect for family dinners, game days, and get-togethers with friends! Get the recipe.

Mozzarella Stuffed BBQ Keto Meatballs 

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These Mozzarella Stuffed BBQ Keto Meatballs are so delicious and easy to make. Throw them in the slow cooker before you leave for work, and let them simmer all day in sugar-free bbq sauce for a fantastic tender meatball. This keto meatball recipe is the perfect meal or appetizer for parties and get-togethers. Get the recipe.

Keto Turkey Meatballs

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Keto turkey meatballs are a healthy, low-carb alternative to traditional meatballs. Serve them with marinara sauce, bbq sauce, or buffalo sauce for a delicious appetizer! Get the recipe.

Cheesy Meatball Casserole 

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This Cheesy Meatball Casserole is a hit at any dinner table, full of rich, hearty flavors that will make everyone come back for seconds. Get the recipe.

Porcupine Meatballs

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Porcupine meatballs are a classic, tasty dish that everyone can enjoy. They are called “porcupine” because they have rice mixed in, which pokes out like porcupine quills as they cook. This dish is a combo of meatballs and rice all in one, and it is super easy to make. You can serve them with tomato sauce, gravy, or any sauce you like. Get the recipe.

Slow Cooker Meatballs

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Meatballs are a beloved dish across many cultures. They’re tender, flavorful, and incredibly versatile. But what if we told you that one of the best ways to make them is by using a slow cooker? Imagine tender meatballs slowly simmered in a rich tomato sauce, infusing each bite with deep, savory flavors. Get the recipe.

Teriyaki Meatballs

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Looking to jazz up your weeknight dinners or party appetizers? Say hello to Teriyaki Meatballs, an Asian-inspired delicacy that brings the perfect fusion of sweet, savory, and umami flavors. These tender, juicy meatballs are glazed with a luscious teriyaki sauce that adds a mouthwatering twist to your regular meatball recipe. Get the recipe.

Vegan White Bean Meatballs with Mojo Sauce

Vegan White Bean Meatballs with Mojo SaucePhoto Credit: Alexandra Caspero.

Walnut and White Bean Meatballs with Mojo Sauce! Meaty, vegan meatballs with so much flavor and texture packed into this bowl – tender walnut and white bean meatballs, chewy white rice, crispy plantain chips, melt-in-your-mouth charred onions all drizzled in the slurp-able garlicky, citrusy mojo sauce. Get the recipe for Vegan White Bean Meatballs with Mojo Sauce

Cheesy Quinoa With Meatballs

Cheesy Quinoa With Meatballs. Photo Credit: Karen Kelly.

This quick Cheesy Quinoa with Meatballs recipes uses prepared meatballs for an easy shortcut. The kids will love all the cheese and you’ll love that it’s packed with proteins, and that it’s gluten free. Get the recipe for Cheesy Quinoa With Meatballs.

Holy Cow! These 10 Ground Beef Recipes Will Knock Your Socks Off!

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Ground beef makes a great burger and meatloaf, but it is so much more versatile than that, and we have 11 recipes for you to add to your weekly rotation. Chili, Chili Mac and even a Quick Korean Beef dish, that package of ground beef has never been more inspiring. Click here for Holy Cow! These 10 Ground Beef Recipes Will Knock Your Socks Off!

10 Gut Friendly Chicken Recipes You Can Have On Your Table Tonight!

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Chicken is one of our favorite protein building blocks for an easy, delicious meal. Sometimes you can get in a rut though and end up making the same chicken recipes over and over.

We’ve got one pan meals, warm weather salads and grill options, dinner party worthy dishes, lighter fare and hearty dinners. Click here for 10 Gut Friendly Chicken Recipes You Can Have On Your Table Tonight

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