15 Mouth-Watering Meatball Recipes

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Happy Meatball Day! Read on for meatball recipes.

Lazy Meatballs

Looking for an easy meatball recipe? With only a few ingredients, you can enjoy these Lazy Meatballs for dinner.

Get the recipe: Lazy Meatballs

(Not Your Typical Meatball) Mortadella Meatball

Now you can try one of the famous Meatball Shop's recipes at home! These are not your average meatball.

Get the recipe: (Not Your Typical Meatball) Mortadella Meatball

Chicken Quinoa Meatballs

Baking these meatballs is not only easy, but there's barely any clean-up. Baking meatballs still makes for a golden brown and delicious experience.

Get the recipe: Chicken Quinoa Meatballs

Rigatoni And Meatballs

Who says meatballs have to go with spaghetti? Rigatoni is just as tasty.

Get the recipe: Rigatoni and Meatballs

Eggplant & Porcini 'Meatballs' In Tomato Sauce

The addition of porcini mushrooms in this recipe creates a savory flavor for these meat-free meatballs.

Get the recipe: Eggplant & Porcini 'Meatballs' in Tomato Sauce

Meatball Subs

This high-protein take on a regular sub is delicious. Plus, it's perfect for kids. (They love most things served in buns!)

Get the recipe: Meatball Subs

Supersize Meatballs In Marinara Sauce

If you are craving a really, really big meatball, this is your recipe.

Get the recipe: Supersize Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Turkey Meatballs

Want to lighten your meatballs? This modified version uses turkey for a healthier touch.

Get the recipe: Turkey Meatballs

Szechuan Braised Meatballs

These spicy beef meatballs are braised with Chinese cabbage in a bit of beef broth. Ladle over brown rice or noodles and serve steamed broccoli and carrots on the side.

Get the recipe: Szechuan Braised Meatballs

Quick Lamb Meatballs

If you want to get fancy, throw a small onion or garlic in with the meat as you grind it.

Get the recipe: Quick Lamb Meatballs

Meatball Banh Mi

This banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) is filled with a zingy slaw and chicken-and-pork meatballs spiked with fresh herbs. Look for chile-garlic sauce and fish sauce near other Asian ingredients in most supermarkets.

Get the recipe: Meatball Banh Mi

Meatballs With Peas

You can serve these meatballs with rice instead of pasta to soak up the fantastic marinara sauce.

Get the recipe: Meatballs with Peas

Japanese Chicken Meatballs (Tsukune)

Chicken meatballs called tsukune are a Japanese-restaurant favorite—they’re essentially a chicken sausage mixture flavored with garlic and ginger. Use flat sword-shaped skewers instead of traditional round bamboo skewers to keep the meatballs from slipping when you try to turn them.

Get the recipe: Japanese Chicken Meatballs (Tsukune)

Lamb Meatballs With Yogurt, Eggs And Mint

These are not straight-up Italian meatballs. The sauce has flavors from North Africa as well as the Mediterranean in it, so the dish is exotic and comforting all at once. The sauce has a whiff of cumin and mint, both good friends to ground lamb.

Get the recipe: Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt, Eggs and Mint

Lion's Head Meatballs

This is a famous dish along the Yangtze, with regional variations. In Shanghai, the sauce will be sweet and sour. In Chongqing, it will be hot and spicy.

Get the recipe: Lion's Head Meatballs


It's National Meatball Day!

What better way to celebrate than with a tasty meatball? Between classic, chicken and even meat-less, we've rounded up our favorite meatball recipes for you to enjoy.

Check out the slideshow above for 15 mouth-watering meatball recipes.

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