Are you tired of the same old meatball recipes you’ve had over and over again? We have good news for you! This list of meatball dishes will have you excited to make this classic snack in all new ways! From Mexican-themed to soups and everything in between.


Check out all 27 of these mouth-watering and easy recipes featuring everyone’s favorite ingredient – meatballs. From classic Italian dishes to Asian-inspired creations, these recipes will take your taste buds on a delicious journey.

Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or hosting a dinner party, these meatball recipes are sure to impress even the pickiest eaters.

Swedish Meatballs

1. Swedish Meatballs
Swedish Meatballs. Photo Credit: i heart eating.

Whip up Swedish meatballs at home with this simple recipe that includes a creamy sauce! For best results, don’t overcrowd them in the pan. Simmer the creamy mixtures gently to avoid separation.

Get the Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

Baked Meatball Recipe

2. Baked Meatball Recipe
Baked Meatball Recipe. Photo Credit: i heart eating.

You can serve up Easy Baked Meatballs in under an hour any day of the week! They are so tasty, and you can freeze leftovers for later. Store any extras in the fridge in an airtight container, and they stay fresh for up to 4 days!

Get the Recipe: Baked Meatball Recipe

Caldo De Albondigas Mexican Meatball Soup

3. Caldo De Albondigas Mexican Meatball Soup
Caldo De Albondigas Mexican Meatball Soup. Photo Credit: in mama maggies kitchen.

Everyone will love Caldo de Albóndigas (Mexican Meatball Soup)! It is a hearty and delicious comfort food that hits all the right spots. Ready to make your kitchen smell amazing tonight? Easy Recipes With Meatballs are always a hit!

Get the Recipe: Caldo De Albondigas Mexican Meatball Soup

Albondigas Al Chipotle

4. Albondigas Al Chipotle
Albondigas Al Chipotle. Photo Credit: in mama maggies kitchen.

If you’re looking for the most delicious meatball dish, Albondigas al Chipotle is the recipe for you! They are stuffed with hard-boiled eggs, cheese, and savory chipotle sauce. For best results, serve them with rice or bread to soak up all the sauce.

Get the Recipe: Albondigas Al Chipotle

Meatball Stew

5. Meatball Stew
Meatball Stew. Photo Credit: gypsy plate.

Fall vibes are in full swing with this Meatball Stew recipe. It is the ultimate family-friendly dinner from now till spring! Combine the comfort of stew with everyone’s favorite meatballs. The best part is that you can cook easy recipes with meatballs on the stove-top, in a slow cooker, or in an instant pot!

Get the Recipe: Meatball Stew

Greek Meatballs

6. Greek Meatballs
Greek Meatballs. Photo Credit: cooking for my soul.

Greek Meatballs (Keftedes) are packed with flavor! This recipe always comes out so tender and moist, too! Featuring ground beef, pork, or lamb with garlic, herbs, and spices. They are freezer-friendly, so you can make a big batch for meal prep!

Get the Recipe: Greek Meatballs

Korean Gochujang Meatballs

7. Korean Gochujang Meatballs
Korean Gochujang Meatballs. Photo Credit: street smart nutrition.

Baking these meatballs is a breeze; just set them on a big sheet pan and pop them in the oven! The sweet and not-too-spicy glaze is so tasty that you might find yourself licking the bowl, your fingers, or anything it touches!

Get the Recipe: Korean Gochujang Meatballs

Smoky Chipotle Meatballs

8. Smoky Chipotle Meatballs
Smoky Chipotle Meatballs. Photo Credit: Street smart nutrition.

Turn your meal into a flavor party with zesty cilantro-lime rice and smoky chipotle meatballs! They are easy to make using brown basmati rice. Easy recipes with meatballs guarantee delicious results every time.

Get the Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Meatballs

Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

9. Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
Bacon Wrapped Meatballs. Photo Credit: fun money mom.

If you’re craving a super tasty snack, try these bacon-wrapped meatballs! They are the ultimate appetizer for any occasion! Perfect for football parties or classy cocktail gatherings because they’re a crowd-pleaser every time.

Get the Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

BBQ Meatballs Recipe

10. BBQ Meatballs Recipe
BBQ Meatballs Recipe. Photo Credit: fun money mom.

This easy BBQ Meatball Recipe is a delicious twist on traditional meatballs. They are sweet and tangy with Italian dressing and BBQ sauce. It’s a fabulous bite-sized finger food dish for any occasion.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Meatballs Recipe

Sweet Sesame Ginger Meatballs

11. Sweet Sesame Ginger Meatballs
Sweet Sesame Ginger Meatballs. Photo Credit: served from scratch.

Everyone will adore these Sweet Sesame Ginger Meatballs. Asian-inspired turkey meatballs are excellent as an appetizer or over rice for a full meal! They are packed with flavor and versatile.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Sesame Ginger Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

12. Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs. Photo Credit: little sunny kitchen.

Transform mealtime with Chicken Parmesan Recipe with Meatballs! They are simple to make with lean ground chicken, tomato sauce, and gooey mozzarella cheese.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Baked Ziti With Meatballs

13. Baked Ziti With Meatballs
Baked Ziti With Meatballs. Photo Credit: quiche my grits.

I am drooling over Baked Ziti with Meatballs! They are loaded with marinara sauce, three cheeses, and the most amazing homemade meatballs. It is a family-friendly meal that’s freezer-friendly and the epitome of comfort food!

Get the Recipe: Baked Ziti With Meatballs

Stove Top Stuffing Meatballs

14. Stove Top Stuffing Meatballs
Stove Top Stuffing Meatballs. Photo Credit: cocktails and appetizers.

Transform basic meatballs into a gourmet dish when you make these stove-top stuffing Meatballs! The stuffing adds a mouthwatering twist for a dining experience like no other. Meatballs for the win – always a comforting crowd-pleaser!

Get the Recipe: Stove Top Stuffing Meatballs

Healthy Turkey Meatballs With Cranberry

15. Healthy Turkey Meatballs With Cranberry
Healthy Turkey Meatballs With Cranberry. Photo Credit: pure & simple nourishment.

These cranberry turkey meatballs are a simple dish that’s ready in 15 minutes! If you’re looking for creative meatball dish ideas, this is the recipe for you. It’s great for Fall and the holiday season, too.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Turkey Meatballs With Cranberry

BBQ Meatballs With Mashed Potatoes

16. BBQ Meatballs With Mashed Potatoes
BBQ Meatballs With Mashed Potatoes. Photo Credit: from valerie’s kitchen.

Cozy up with this simple recipe for homemade BBQ Meatballs over creamy mashed potatoes! Baked in a rich, glossy BBQ sauce, it’s the perfect comfort food for chilly days. They’re easy to make and oh-so-satisfying!

Get the Recipe: BBQ Meatballs With Mashed Potatoes

Turkey Parmesan Meatballs In Tomato Cream Sauce

17. Turkey Parmesan Meatballs In Tomato Cream Sauce
Turkey Parmesan Meatballs In Tomato Cream Sauce. Photo Credit: from valerie’s kitchen.

Turkey Parmesan Meatballs are a taste sensation! Try them solo, with pasta, or on hoagie buns! They’re so versatile and delicious. Turning lean ground turkey into a tender full dish in a luscious tomato cream sauce.

Get the Recipe: Turkey Parmesan Meatballs In Tomato Cream Sauce

Porcupine Meatballs

18. Porcupine Meatballs
Porcupine Meatballs. Photo Credit: flavor mosaic.

Dive into flavor with Porcupine Meatballs! They are seasoned with love, bulked up with long-grain rice, and bathed in my secret tomato sauce! The ultimate comfort food that’s sure to win over the whole family. Have you given them a try?

Get the Recipe: Porcupine Meatballs

Meatball Pizza

19. Meatball Pizza
Meatball Pizza. Photo Credit: flavor mosaic.

Meatball pizza is the ultimate comfort dinner! Elevate your Friday night with the perfect blend of Italian flavors! Featuring parmesan, garlic, basil, and oregano. An easy meatball recipe meets pizza night!

Get the Recipe: Meatball Pizza

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

20. Buffalo Turkey Meatballs
Buffalo Turkey Meatballs. Photo Credit: begin with balance.

Spice up your weeknight dinners with these amazing buffalo turkey meatballs! They are simple yet so delicious with just spices, breadcrumbs, and lean turkey. The real star of the show is the sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy buffalo sauce!

Get the Recipe: Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

Chicken Koftas With Yogurt And Herb Salad

21. Chicken Koftas With Yogurt And Herb Salad
Chicken Koftas With Yogurt And Herb Salad. Photo Credit: craving California.

Craving a quick and flavorful dinner? Try these tasty chicken koftas seasoned with cumin, paprika, coriander, fresh herbs, garlic, and onion. Sear them to golden brown, then serve with a creamy yogurt sauce. It is a must-add to your dinner rotation!

Get the Recipe: Chicken Koftas With Yogurt And Herb Salad

Italian Meatball Sub Sandwich

22. Italian Meatball Sub Sandwich
 Italian Meatball Sub Sandwich. Photo Credit: cooking with wine.

Easy Recipes With Meatballs in a Sandwich! This go-to Italian-style meatballs recipe keeps it simple yet oh-so-delicious. Opt for top-notch 80-20 ground beef for the best results. The results are a saucy Italian Meatball Sub loaded with Parmigiano Reggiano goodness!

Get the Recipe: Italian Meatball Sub Sandwich

Smoked Meatballs

23. Smoked Meatballs
Smoked Meatballs. Photo Credit: our zesty life.

Want to amp up your meatball recipe? Smoked meatballs will change your life forever! They are packed with amazing ingredients, too, like garlic and tangy parmesan cheese.

Get the Recipe: Smoked Meatballs

Cranberry Serro Glazed Meatballs

24. Cranberry Serro Glazed Meatballs
Cranberry Serro Glazed Meatballs. Photo Credit: cooking with wine.

Try this holiday-themed meatball dish recipe! When you’re in the mood for a tart, tangy flavor that can’t be beaten, cranberries are the ingredient you need! They’re a little sweet and a little spicy and a lot delicious! Everyone will love Cranberry Serrano Glazed Meatballs!

Get the Recipe: Cranberry Serro Glazed Meatballs

Meatball Casserole

25. Meatball Casserole
Meatball Casserole. Photo Credit: corrie cooks.

This meatball casserole is a must-try dish for comfort food lovers. Picture juicy meatballs in creamy sauce, topped with gooey cheese. It’s simple, satisfying, and perfect for busy nights or lazy weekends!

Get the Recipe: Meatball Casserole

Baked Ricotta Meatballs

26. Baked Ricotta Meatballs
Baked Ricotta Meatballs. Photo Credit: the good hearted woman.

Homemade Italian-style Ricotta Meatballs are absolutely indulgent! Tender, juicy, and bursting with flavor, this easy recipe is a winner. Perfect for serving with pasta, pizza, sandwiches, soups, and beyond.

Get the Recipe: Baked Ricotta Meatballs

Teriyaki Meatballs

27. Teriyaki Meatballs
Teriyaki Meatballs. Photo Credit: dinner at the zoo.

Quick and tasty Teriyaki Meatballs – a sweet and savory crowd-pleaser! Ready in under 30 minutes, ideal for busy nights. Meatballs for the win – a sure hit in my house! Easy Recipes With Meatballs like this always hit the spot.

Get the Recipe: Teriyaki Meatballs

Meatball recipes don’t have to be the same. They might seem limited, but this list proves otherwise! Let us know which ones you liked best on our social media or in the comments.

What is the secret to firm meatballs?

The secret to extra-firm meatballs is a lightly beaten egg. It acts as a binding agent for the meat and bread that helps them firm as they cook. But make sure not to add too much egg because all you need is a small amount. For one pound of minced meat, you only need one small egg.


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