Our Best Meatball Recipes

Looking for a game day snack or a hearty pasta topper? Try one of our mouthwatering meatball recipes.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)

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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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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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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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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