Our Best Meatball Recipes

Meatballs are one of our favorite foods. They’re incredibly versatile. We can’t get enough of the classic preparations like spaghetti marinara and meatball sandwiches — but also love how easy it is to take their flavor in a totally new direction.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Can you believe Rachael's spaghetti and meatballs are ready in just 35 minutes?

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Classic Italian Turkey Meatballs

Giada uses both ground turkey and turkey sausage to whip up these tender, delicious meatballs.

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Real Meatballs and Spaghetti

Ina's secret to juicy meatballs? Warm water it acts as a binding agent and adds tons of moisture.

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Reuben Meatball Sliders

We love meatballs. And we love Reubens. So, it’s only natural that Jeff’s Swiss and sauerkraut-topped sliders would at the top of our must-make list!

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Excellent Meatballs

Anne uses three different meats for her recipe beef for flavor, pork for texture and veal to round it out.

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Meatball-Tortellini Soup

The combination of homemade meatballs and packaged refrigerated cheese tortellini mean that this soup comes together in just 35 minutes.

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Florentine Meatballs

Rachael packs spinach and Parmesan cheese into each one of these delicious turkey meatballs before finishing them with a tasty white sauce that includes a secret ingredient: nutmeg.

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Zesty Chicken Meatballs

Thanks to Hungarian paprika, Worcestershire sauce and just a hint of brown sugar, Sunny's healthy meatballs are brimming with flavor.

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Turkey Meatballs

These not-too-heavy turkey meatballs will leave you satisfied without feeling too full.

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Meatball Subs

These sandwiches aren't just for game dayl! Ree’s take on the meaty sub brings lots of flavor with savorymarina sauce and garlicy rolls. Perfect for the whole family!

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Almost-Famous Swedish Meatballs

Some people drive for hours to get to an Ikea store, and we know they aren't making the trek just for the $9.99 chairs. They're going for the Swedish meatballs. Ikea is keeping the recipe a secret, so chefs in Food Network Kitchen hit a nearby store for a tasting, then created this spot-on copy.

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Italian Parmesan Meatballs

Go the extra mile and grate your own breadcrumbs. It’s a great way to use up stale bread and give your meatballs that special, made-with-love flavor.

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Meatball Subs

Rachael's recipe delivers everything you want from a classic meatball sub: crusty, toasted sub rolls, juicy meatballs and tangy marinara sauce. Top the subs with a little shredded provolone to take them over the top.

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Comfort Meatballs

Ree mixes ground oats into her meatballs to create a firm bite, then finishes the dish with a sweet and sour barbecue sauce that you're going to want to use on almost everything else.

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Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs made fancy! Elevate a casual meal into an extravagant dish with the help of breadcrumbs, dry sherry and a pickled cucumber topper.

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Beef Meatballs

New to cooking? Try this simple recipe for homemade meatballs. It’s guaranteed delicious — and you probably have everything you need to make them in your kitchen already!

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Upgrade your favorite bar food with an even tastier version (that's also mess-free)!

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Porcupine Meatballs

Beef, raw rice, onion and Italian seasoning come together in this simple weeknight dinner of porcupine meatballs. Where'd the name come from? While the meatballs bake, the grains of rice pop out and look incredibly similar to porcupine quills.

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Meatball-Stuffed Biscuits

Tired of spaghetti and meatballs? Molly gives meatballs a twist by stuffing them into buttermilk biscuits along with mozzarella cheese. When the biscuits are baked she tops them with a savory herb butter and serves with marinara.

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Slow-Cooker Swedish Meatballs

Leave the chafing dish in the basement. This version of Swedish meatballs is an hors d'oeuvre you can make and serve in the same pot.

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Spaghetti and Meatball "Stoup"

"Stoup" is thicker than soup, but thinner than stew and the perfect cozy medium for spaghetti and meatballs. Rachael uses a meatloaf mix made from ground beef, pork and veal for these meatballs.

Spaghetti and Meatball "Stoup": Spaghetti and Meatball "Stoup" (thicker than soup, thinner than stew)

Jumbo Cheesy Italian Meatballs

Stuff giant meatballs with a mini mozzarella ball, then mold the meat around the cheese. When you bite in, the gooey mozarella will ooze out into homemade sauce. You can form all of these meatballs a day ahead; cover and refrigerate until ready to cook.

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Mini Meatballs

Trisha’s meatballs are a go-to appetizer for game night. She likes to use lean ground beef for a base, then throws in ground pork to really bring out the flavor.

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Mauro's Magical No-Bread Meatballs

We love Jeff’s simple hack for adding extra flavor to his meatballs: swap the breadcrumbs for a simple garlic-cashew paste.

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Pork Meatballs

The secret to perfect meatballs? Don’t overcrowd your skillet. Alex recommends cooking them in batches, so they have room to brown instead of steam.

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Eat-Your-Veggies Mediterranean Meatballs

These meatballs have a secret — they're packed with spinach. Veggie-shy kids (and adults) won't even notice since they are happily tucked into a warm pita with lettuce and tomato and drizzled with tangy dill yogurt sauce.

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Orecchiette with Mini Chicken Meatballs

Using ground chicken, make Giada's zesty meatballs to serve in a hearty pasta dish with orecchiette and fresh mozzarella.

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Monster Meatballs

These gigantic meatballs are what Sunday dinners are all about. They’re loaded with flavor — and guaranteed to get everyone to the table!

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Spicy Chorizo Meatballs

Whip up Guy Fieri’s 25-minute meatballs when you want some spicy, mouth-tingling flavor but are short on time.

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Cheesy Stuffed Taco Meatballs

The secret ingredient in these apps is a link of fresh chorizo — the spicy Mexican pork sausage (not to be confused with the cured Spanish kind). It does double duty here, adding a zesty taco kick and keeping the meatballs extra moist.

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Eggplant Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

Vegetarians rejoice! This updated version of the traditional spaghetti and meatball dish allows everyone to enjoy with the eggplant substitution. It even has that classic meaty flavor once the veggie is roasted and tossed with the pasta and sauce.

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Tex-Mex Meatballs

Cilantro, chili powder and cumin work together to give these meatballs their classic, Tex-Mex flavor. Be sure to make in large batches because these leftovers freeze and reheat well.

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Meatball Marsala

Who says marsala is just for chicken and veal? Switch it up with a meatball marsala from Food Network Kitchen, placed upon a bed of creamy mashed potatoes.

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Asian Pork Meatballs

Shiitake mushrooms, scallions and ginger are just a few of the unique ingredients that turn pork meatballs into an Asian-inspired appetizer. They're super easy to eat when served in lettuce leaves and topped with a homemade hoison sauce and sesame seeds.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

A combination of ground beef, pork and prosciutto give these meatballs their deep, savory flavor.

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Turkey Meatballs with Quick And Spicy Tomato Sauce and Whole-Wheat Spaghetti

The spicy kick and multiple herbs in this sauce lend layers of flavor without fat. The carrot, onion and Parmesan add volume and moisture.

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Pastrami Meatballs

Whether you need a stand-out appetizer for your next get-together or simply want to enjoy a new twist on a classic, these pastrami meatballs are sure to fit the bill.

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Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Introduce the kids to nutrient-rich spaghetti squash by serving it like pasta with juicy meatballs and a quick homemade marinara.

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Rigatoni and Meatballs

It’s tough to beat a classic. That’s why Ree serves up a heaping dish of al dente rigatoni when she makes meatballs. It’s the perfect any-night dinner.

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Tex Mex Meatballs

Ree not only packs a ton of flavor in her Tex-Mex meatballs — she also makes sure their easy to pack away and store in the freezer if you have any leftovers (or want to make a big batch and get ahead).

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