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Best Meatball Recipes

Swedish Meatballs, Turkey Meatballs, Appetizer Meatballs, and More


Here are some of our favorite meatball recipes, including Swedish meatballs, porcupine meatballs, turkey meatballs, and meatballs for entertaining.

1. Favorite Swedish Meatballs

Favorite Swedish Meatballs
Diana Rattray
Serve these extra flavorful Swedish meatballs with hot buttered noodles, mashed potatoes, or rice, along with a tossed salad, for a delicious family meal.

2. Porcupine Meatballs With Chunky Tomato Sauce

Porcupine Meatballs in Chunky Tomato Sauce
Porcupine Meatballs Photo: Diana Rattray
Diced tomatoes add a little chunkiness to these tasty porcupine meatballs. Use packaged partially cooked rice (like Uncle Ben's Ready Rice) or minute rice if you're pressed for time.

3. Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs Recipe
Turkey Meatballs Photo: Diana Rattray
I used half white meat ground turkey and half 85% lean ground turkey to make these turkey meatballs, and they were delicious. These turkey meatballs were wonderful in spaghetti sauce, but they would also make delicious little appetizers with a glaze or sauce.

4. Chili Meatballs

Chili Meatballs
Chili Meatballs Photo: Diana Rattray
These flavorful chili-seasoned meatballs are great with hot cooked rice or potatoes. Use diced tomatoes with chili seasonings, or add another teaspoon of chili powder and a little cumin and oregano to plain diced tomatoes.

5. Favorite Meatballs

Favorite Meatballs
Favorite Meatballs Photo: Diana Rattray
These meatballs are delicious simmered in purchased or homemade spaghetti sauce. Double the recipe and freeze some for another day. Serve meatballs with pasta and a tossed salad, and pass the Parmesan cheese.

6. Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs
Chicken Meatballs Photo: Diana Rattray
These meatballs can be used as appetizer meatballs with an Asian glaze or barbecue sauce, or add them to pasta sauce for a spaghetti dinner.

7. Maria's Italian Meatballs

Maria's Italian Meatballs
Maria's Italian Meatballs Photo: Diana Rattray
Maria shares her mother's recipe for meatballs. She recommends adjusting the seasoning amounts to your own taste.

8. Spicy Marmalade Meatballs

Appetizer Marmalade Meatballs
Photo: Diana Rattray
These great party meatballs are cooked them added to the slow cooker sauce mixture for heating and serving.

9. Cranberry Meatballs

Cranberry Meatballs
Cranberry Meatballs Photo: Diana Rattray
These are tasty little meatballs, perfect for a cocktail party or special gathering. For quicker preparation, chop the onion, garlic, and peppers in a food processor.

10. Spicy Chile Meatballs With Barbecue Sauce

Spicy Chile Meatballs With Barbecue Sauce
Spicy Chile Meatballs Photo: Diana Rattray
Prepared meatballs make these a snap to prepare. I used Aidell's Chipotle Meatballs in this recipe, but feel free to use your own favorite brand of refrigerated or frozen prepared meatballs or make your own from scratch.

11. Easy Meatballs With Herbs

Easy Meatballs With Herbs
Meatballs With Herbs Photo: Diana Rattray
These flavorful meatballs are baked. They're flavored with garlic and a variety of dried herbs. Baking the meatballs browns them evenly and they require very little attention.

12. Spiced Appetizer Meatballs

Spiced Meatballs
Spiced Meatballs Photo: Diana Rattray

 We love these meatballs for holiday gatherings. The brown sugar and spices make them extra special.

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