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29 Best Meatball Recipes

June 20, 2024

Meatballs for dinner, meatballs for a party, retro Swedish meatballs or classic Italian spaghetti and meatballs. However you meatball, we’ve got you covered.


mediterranean meatballs with tzatziki served over rice pita bread, tomatoes, cucumbers and olives

Our Best Meatball Recipe Ideas

We’ve shared so many meatball recipe ideas over the years, and we finally got around to rounding them all up in one place for you. Whether you’re looking for a classic, saucy beef meatball recipe to go with spaghetti, or classic Swedish meatballs to serve on little toothpicks at your next party, all the meatball inspiration you need is right here.

If you don’t know how to make meatballs, don’t worry! We’ve got all the tricks. We’ve made beef meatballs, turkey meatballs, chicken meatballs, and even vegetarian meatballs. We’re not here to keep up the meatball mystique, we’re here to spill the beans! We want everyone to be as meatball-happy as we are, because meatballs for dinner is honestly one of our favorite meals (and kids love them, too). So, what is the secret to good meatballs? Whatever kind of meatball recipe you decide to make, a few tricks will ensure perfect meatballs every time:

  • Mix the meatball mixture with your hands, rather than an electric mixer. A delicate touch while mixing will help ensure that your meatballs are tender, not tough.
  • Wet your hands while you roll the meatballs. Keep a little dish of water next to you while you roll the meatballs, and wet your palms between every couple of meatballs. This will keep the mixture from sticking to your hands.
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29 Best Meatball Recipes

Questions & Reviews

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  • Harold

    how can you make meatballs that come out juicy, tender and don't fall apart?

    Hi Harold, take a look at one of our meatball recipes and it will walk you through the steps! Hope you enjoy.

  • Jenn

    So many fantastic ideas here. Thanks for compiling this, can't wait to try so many of these!

    Thanks Jenn, hope you try and love many of them.