Hearty Meatball Recipes
Whether they are in soups, sliders, or spaghetti, meatballs make for a delicious and comforting meal.
Replace regular spaghetti with spaghetti squash for a healthier but still kid-friendly update on the classic dish.
- Recipe: Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
This hearty twist on chicken noodle soup features small grains of orzo pasta and savory chicken meatballs.
- Recipe: Lemon, Orzo, and Meatball Soup
We're always looking for a good meatball recipe, so we had to share this one from Jenny Rosenstrach's charming new cookbook, Dinner: A Love Story. And, of course, we gave it a Southern spin.
- Recipe: Great-Grandma Turano's Meatballs
For a cool, crunchy slider topping, toss thinly sliced celery and fresh parsley leaves with a splash of Champagne vinegar and drizzle of olive oil. Season with table salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders
- Recipe: Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs
- Recipe: Chipotle-Barbecue Meatballs
These 5-ingredient, money-saving mini sandwiches will satisfy the heartiest of appetites. Using premade frozen meatballs keeps preparation swift and simple.
- Recipe: Monster Meatball Sandwiches
Making these meatballs ahead and freezing them is a great way to save time during the holiday months.
- Recipe: Cranberry Meatballs
Frozen foods can make stews a snap to prepare. Keep frozen mixed vegetables and meatballs in your freezer to pull out for this stew at any time. Pantry staples beef broth, canned tomato sauce, and Italian seasoning help keep the prep time of this dish down to 5 minutes.
- Recipe: Meatball Stew
Baking the meatballs sets their shape so they'll stay whole when simmered in the tomato sauce.
Try our easy take on traditional Italian wedding soup. Stir baby spinach into the hot soup; it wilts in just about a minute and adds color. Or sub any herbs or baby greens you have on hand, and add more or less red pepper to vary the level of heat.
This fun dish is two recipes in one: delicious, easy meatballs and a slow-simmered tangy tomato sauce. If you have any extra sauce, toss it with your favorite green vegetable, spoon it over a bowl of creamy grits, or pair it with pork chops or other meats.
Recipe: Meatball Sliders with Tomato Sauce