Top 14 Most-Loved Meatball Recipes

Dinner, Recipes, Trending
on January 27, 2016

Cloudy With a Chance Of…

Meatballs! Whether they’re resting atop a tangle of spaghetti or served up as an appetizer, these little guys are guaranteed crowd-pleasers. In homage, we’ve rounded up the most-often shared meatball recipes on social media—for all your meatball needs.

Swedish Meatballs


These meatballs are smothered in an irresistibly creamy gravy, the perfect pairing for egg noodles.

Swedish Meatballs|Perfect served with egg noodles, these meatballs come in a creamy gravy sauce.

Damn Delicious


Crock Pot Grape Jelly and BBQ Meatballs


Grape jelly adds a hint of contrasting sweetness to otherwise-savory meatballs. A game day favorite!

Crock Pot Grape Jelly and BBQ Meatballs| With only three ingredients, these meatballs are the perfect game day appetizer.

I Heart Nap Time


Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs


This tantalizing honey buffalo sauce provides just the right amount of sweet heat to make this recipe a knockout.

Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs| Sweet and spicy meatballs that will be gone in a flash.

Carlsbad Cravings


Baked Orange Chicken Meatballs


This unique and healthier twist on a takeout favorite makes a great weeknight dinner served up with fried rice, lo mein noodles, or lettuce wraps.

Baked Orange Chicken Meatballs| This healthier version of takeout orange chicken is a great dinner idea!

Just A Taste


Firecracker Chicken Meatballs


Garlic and paprika form a powerhouse flavor combo in these little firecrackers.

Firecracker Chicken Meatballs| Spicy, zesty meatballs make a perfect party or tailgate appetizer.

Little Spice Jar


Zucchini “Meatballs”


You won’t be missing a thing in this meat-free meatball variation, served in a savory pomodoro sauce.

Zucchini "Meatballs"|Completely vegetarian and totally delicious, these no-meat meatballs are a vegetarian favorite.



Bobby Flay’s Meatballs


The secret to this chef’s meatballs? Three kinds of meat: beef, pork, and veal. It’s a little extra effort, but trust us, it’s worth it.

Bobby Flay's Meatballs| Ground beef, pork, and veal take these meatballs to the next level.

The Cozy Cook


Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs


These sweet, tangy meatballs can be served up every which way—with minimal fuss, thanks to your slow cooker.

Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs| These Asian inspired meatballs make a great appetizer or quick dinner!

Family Fresh Meals


Crockpot Turkey Meatballs


A turkey-fied take on traditional meatballs!

Crockpot Turkey Meatballs| Healthy yet still delicious, these meatballs can be used on everything from spaghetti to subs.

Sally’s Baking Addiction


Classic Italian Meatballs


Adding soft bread and onions to your meatball mixture makes for an extra-tender, extra-juicy result.

Recipe Tin Eats| Adding bread and onions to this recipe makes these tender meatballs the best ever.

Recipe Tin Eats


Mozzarella-Stuffed Slow Cooker Meatballs


Watch this bite-sized video to learn how to make these cheesy stuffed wonders.

Mozzarella Stuffed Slow Cooker Meatballs| A delicious appetizer or dinner couldn't be closer. These cheese-stuffed meatballs are next level!

Buzzfeed Tasty


Simple Vegan Meatballs


This vegan variation is effortlessly simple and as delicious as its carnivore counterparts.

Simple Vegan Meatballs| Perfect for the vegan or vegetarian who still wants to enjoy the classic spaghetti and meatballs.

Minimalist Baker


Hawaiian Meatballs and Rice


For a taste of the tropics, add crushed pineapple to BBQ sauce for a sweet glaze.

Hawaiian Meatballs and Rice| Crushed pineapple gives these meatballs a little tropical flavor.

Ready Set Eat


Rao’s Meatballs with Marinara Sauce


This classic recipe from a famed East Harlem Restaurant is the ultimate comfort food.

Rao's Meatballs with Marinara Sauce| Famous New York restaurant's secret recipe to the ultimate Italian meatballs!

Craig Lee for The New York Times


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