40 Meatball Recipes for Every Occasion

Everyone knows meatballs are great with pasta, but they can be so much more. Branch out with these delicious recipes.

Pineapple Meatballs

"This was easy, fast and tasty. Cooked meatballs on cookie sheet as suggested and it worked out great. Made exactly as written except I added 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes to the sauce. Great addition to my stash of quick and easy recipes."


Swedish Meatballs

"I used fresh venison, plus I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs and added about a tsp of nutmeg....husband says they are better than his mom used to make. Love them!"

Tracie P.

Spicy meatballs with savoury jam

"Excellent!!!! What else can I say.. We loved the combination of flavours in the meatballs themselves but that Jam is to die for. The meatballs themselves were packed with so much flavour, they were good to eat just by themselves, but the jam for us, just put the dish over the edge."

-The Flying Chef


"Awesome!! I omitted the breadcrumbs and they were some of the best meatballs I have ever had! Will definitely have again with spaghetti or another Italian pasta."


Party Meatballs

"These were fabulous!! I used apricot preserves and Sweet Baby Ray's sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. The spicy BBQ sauce was perfect with the sweet apricot preserves and pineapple. I will definitely make these again!"


Award-Winning Meatballs in Peanut Sauce

“Marvel over these meatballs while watching Black Panther. The movie takes place in a fictional African country. I came up with these tasty morsels using spices of the regions. Break out the fondue or wrap them in lettuce. These will leave an impression just as the movie did!”


Layered Meatball Bake

"This was so good! A nice change from turkey or chicken with stuffing. Don't change a thing."

-Denise G.

Danish Meatballs With Creamy Dill Sauce

"My kids are so picky. I'm sure you can imagine my pride, my joy when I found they both ate the entire dinner."


Baked Turkey Paleo Meatballs

"A Paleo version of turkey meatballs. Works for all low carb diets. No frying required! Will be good with any vegetable!”


Meatball Stroganoff

"Yummy tasting meatballs, and we really loved the sauce!"

-Lindas Busy Kitchen

Spaghetti Stuffed Meatballs

If you love spaghetti and meatballs, this is about to blow your mind!

Saucy Meatballs

"This was excellent and sooo easy. My kids and hubby loved it!"


Taco Meatball Bites

These Mexican-inspired meatballs have just the right amount of spice, and can easily be paired with tons of toppings.

Appetizer Grape Jelly and Chili Sauce Meatballs or Lil Smokies

"Excellent and easy meatball recipe for appetizers or main course. Everyone loves these. Nobody believes the sauce only has two ingredients."


Best Ever Italian Meatballs

"This recipe is AMAZING! I omitted the anise because I didn't have it but it turned out yummy anyway."

-Gee M.P

Chicken Meatballs For Spaghetti and Meatballs

"These are delicious! They're yummy with sauce, but almost better on their own I'd say."

-Jen M

Berthas Meatballs

"These are unbelievably delicious! I substituted corn flake crumbs for a gluten-free recipe. I used all fresh herbs and garlic, and served with a fresh slow simmered sauce. These are smooth and flavorful, one of the best things I've ever eaten!"


Hubby-Will-Inhale-Them Meatballs

"I made these one night when I was craving some meatball subs. Unfortunately, I did not get to try any as my husband ate them ALL! They are nice and moist, and hold together even without the egg."

-Amanda Beth

Mexican-Meatball Salsa Soup

"Great simple soup! Used almost twice the amount of salsa for a more robust texture. I made this on the stove top and we actually had the first two bowls as soon as everything had heated up (we were hungry...) - very good! I can't wait to have another taste!"


Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs

"Family loves it!!!! The meatballs are great when they first come out of the oven. It is hard not to eat them before putting them in the sauce."

-Renee H.

Turkish Meatballs (Kofta)

" I lived in Turkey for several years and this recipe comes as close to the best koftes I ever had there."


Sweet and Sour Meatballs

"Perfecto!!! Deliciouso!!! In demand and one of the best family meals..Truly it's mouth-watering."

-Florame L.

Kittencal's Low-Fat Parmesan Turkey Meatballs

"I made these with my 7 yr old daughter. They were a hit. I made them for meatball subs with my own wine spaghetti sauce. I'm glad that I doubled the recipe."


Delicious Thai Style Meatballs

"Wow! I wasn't expecting them to live up to the 5-star rating, but they do! Wonderful flavors."

-Jeremy Fretts

Swedish Meatballs With Lingonberry or Cranberry Sauce

"These are some of the most tender, moist, flavorful meatballs I have ever tasted!"

-Milking Mom

Lamb Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Cream Sauce

"This is a real winner! I made this dish exactly as instructed and got perfect results and a wonderful meal for two with one serving left over. I actually made this recipe the day before and reheated it with outstanding results! The meat balls are so very tender and the sauce filled with flavor."


Barley Albondigas (Meatball) Soup

"I LOVED it, my son loved it and my man loved it! Will be making this one for years to come. Awesome and tasty soup!"


Old World Style Italian Turkey Meatballs

"These are excellent! I made meatball sandwiches the first night, and then spaghetti with meatballs the second night with marinara sauce. These were a big hit. I will be making these again!"


Meatball Casserole

"Super easy and really good. The kids all ate and enjoyed this, too. This was in the oven in less than 15 minutes and I was out the door to run carpool for a couple of kids' activities. With the time bake feature on my oven, we came home to dinner hot and waiting for us. Definitely a do-over at my house."


Chicken or Turkey Meatballs (Moroccan Style)

"Utterly delish! The flavourings were very subtle and quite beautiful."


Kittencal's Greek Lamb and Feta Meatballs (Keftedakia)

"OMG! These were DELISH!!!! I LOVE Greek food and had been wanting to make Greek meatballs but couldn't find a recipe that looked like it had the ingredients I wanted and then I came across this one. The biggest disappointment was that I only cooked one batch - LOL! "


Konigsberger Klopse (German Meatballs in Creamy Caper Sauce)

"10 Stars!! This is outstanding! I made it for one of my cooking classes. This was just the way my mother prepared them. I could not use ground veal since the price is obscene, but used turkey instead. They wanted to lick their plates."

-Koechin Chef

Movie Night Meatball Subs

"Love these! I also cheated & used frozen meatballs. Perfect flavor and perfect movie night snack food."


Meatballs & Orzo

"I made this as posted with the exception of adding more beef broth, I used 3 cups. Wonderful easy meal. Great comfort food. Yummy :>)"

-Papa D 1946-2012

Hungarian Meatballs With Mushroom Gravy

"My husband and I both really enjoyed this meal. Thank you for posting this recipe, I will definately make this again. :)What a wonderful dish!! I loved the combination of flavours both in the meatballs and the gravy."


Italian Meatballs

"These are excellent! I have two recipes that I use for meatballs - this one for Italian style and the Pioneer Woman's for regular style. My husband LOVES these, especially on a hoagie with sauce and melted cheese."


Meatball Soup

"Yummy and easy to make. A keeper."


Honey Garlic Appetizer Meatballs

"I changed it up a little but really enjoyed it. I lessened the ketchup and upped the soy sauce and used quite a bit of butter. I put it all in the food processor as I was worried about garlic chunks. We had it that evening at a party and it was good. The leftovers the next night were outstanding."

-Krista Roes

Porcupine Meatballs

"These are great! I cooked them in a large frypan with a lid and drop the meatballs in after I get the sauce simmering. The meatballs stay intact better this way. My kids love these. Very tasty."


Keftedakia (Greek Meatballs)

"These were awesome! We used all ground beef because we didn't have ground pork, but they were delicious. My husband grew up in Greece and said they taste just like his Grandmother's!"