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Ah, meatballs—the unsung heroes of quick weeknight dinners and party appetizers alike. Whether you’re a spaghetti and meatball purist or you’re looking to explore beyond Italian borders, we’ve got you covered. Dive into this list of 20 irresistible meatball recipes that are guaranteed to elevate any meal. From classics to international twists, these recipes are about to make you the hit of any dinner table.

A bowl of spaghetti with meatballs and tomatoes.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

A skillet with meatballs and tomatoes on a wooden table.
Chicken parm meatballs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Discover a delicious twist on a classic Italian dish with our mouthwatering recipe for chicken parmesan meatballs.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Easy Smoked Meatballs

Bowl of smoked meatballs.
Smoked Meatballs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

These easy smoked meatballs are packed with smoky Italian flavors from your pellet smoker. Juicy, tender meatballs in under an hour!
Get the Recipe: Easy Smoked Meatballs

Cheddar Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Cheddar stuffed turkey meatballs served with zoodles.
Cheddar Stuffed Turkey Meatballs. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These turkey zucchini meatballs are stuffed with cheddar cheese and Italian seasoning then cooked on the stovetop in marinara sauce for an easy, flavorful dinner.
Get the Recipe: Cheddar Stuffed Turkey Meatballs

Easy Pork Meatballs

Spaghetti with meatballs and tomatoes on a wooden table.
Pork meatballs. Photo Credit: GirlCarnivore

These easy ground pork meatballs are loaded with flavor and easy to make ahead for the perfect weeknight meal or quick lunch!
Get the Recipe: Easy Pork Meatballs

Smoked Fireball Whisky Meatballs

Smoked Fireball Whisky Meatballs. Photo credit: Girls Can Grill.

These are some memorable meatballs. Smoked Fireball Whisky Meatballs are made with beef, pork and bacon and smothered in Fireball Whisky BBQ Sauce.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Fireball Whisky Meatballs

Veal Meatballs

Skillet filled with meatballs.
Veal meatballs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Create irresistible veal meatballs with our delectable recipe! 😋 Savor tender, juicy bites perfect for any meal or occasion! 🍽️
Get the Recipe: Veal Meatballs

Easy Meatball Stroganoff

Meatball Stroganoff
Meatball Stroganoff. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

A quick update of the classic hearty recipe, this easy one-pan meatball stroganoff uses beef meatballs and portabella mushrooms for the best version yet!
Get the Recipe: Easy Meatball Stroganoff

Venison Meatballs

Venison meatballs in tomato sauce on a plate with pasta.
Venison Meatballs. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Enjoy these easy baked venison meatballs with your favorite sauce and pasta for a hearty, comforting meal. They’re tender and meaty without any gamey taste. A crowd-pleasing way to enjoy ground venison!
Get the Recipe: Venison Meatballs

Smoked Jalapeno Popper Meatballs

A skillet filled with meatballs and jalapenos.
Smoked Jalapeno Popper Meatballs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

These easy to make juicy & delicious smoked meatballs have a hidden spicy surprise. They are stuffed with jalapeno popper goodness! Tips & Recipe
Get the Recipe: Smoked Jalapeno Popper Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs Soup

two silver spoons and two bowls of spaghetti and meatballs soup in brown ceramic bowls.
Spaghetti and Meatballs Soup. Photo credit: Feast + West.

The ever-comforting dish of spaghetti and meatballs becomes even cozier when it’s made into soup. It’s an easy dinner that meatball lovers will adore.
Get the Recipe: Spaghetti and Meatballs Soup

Ground Turkey meatballs

Two bowls of soup with meatballs and lemons.
Turkey meatballs. Photo Credit: Girl Carnivore.

Whip up flavorful Ground Turkey Meatballs! 🍝🦃 A healthier twist on a classic, perfect for spaghetti or appetizers. Get the delicious recipe!
Get the Recipe: Ground Turkey meatballs

Greek Meatballs

Greek Meatballs on a plate with tomatoes.
Greek Meatballs. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Love meatballs? Try them differently! These Greek Meatballs are moist and meaty and are loaded with feta, spinach, and more! Pass the tzatziki, please!
Get the Recipe: Greek Meatballs

Maple Meatballs Breakfast Mac and Cheese

Maple Meatballs Breakfast Mac and Cheese. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Level up your breakfast game with this recipe for creamy stovetop 4-cheese mac and cheese stuffed with cherry maple meatballs and fried eggs.
Get the Recipe: Maple Meatballs Breakfast Mac and Cheese

Pumpkin Meatballs

Pumpkin meatballs with baked pumpkin pieces.
Pumpkin Meatballs. Photo credit: Low Carb – No Carb.

Super quick and easy, this Roasted Pumpkin Meatballs recipe inside a casserole is not only an incredibly delicious fall cozy recipe but will fill up your Autumn Kitchen with a satisfying rosemary aroma. Perfect dish for your meal prep, which is gluten-free, grain-free, diabetic friendly, and a great addition to our low carb lifestyle.
Get the Recipe: Pumpkin Meatballs

Baked Lamb Meatballs

Lamb meatballs on platter.
Baked lamb meatballs. Photo credit: Girl Carnivore.

Enjoy the rich and flavorful experience of our baked lamb meatballs recipe. Tender, juicy, and seasoned to perfection. A Mediterranean delight. 🍖🌿
Get the Recipe: Baked Lamb Meatballs

Italian Black Bean Meatballs

Black bean meatballs in tomato sauce with a spoon.
Italian Black Bean Meatballs. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These Italian flavored black bean meatballs are a delicious and hearty plant based alternative to traditional meatballs. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce over pasta or zoodles for a comforting healthful meal.
Get the Recipe: Italian Black Bean Meatballs

Low Carb Sausage Balls

Keto Sausage Balls with dip in the middle.
Low Carb Sausage Balls. Photo credit: Low Carb – No Carb.

Quick and easy Low Carb Sausage Balls made with our homemade low carb sausages, and 3 additional ingredients you already have in your kitchen is a perfect idea as a appetizer for your holidays, New Year’s Eve, brunch, or any party. Those crispy and juicy low carb sausage balls done in less than half-hour could be a great grab and go breakfast, snack for sports or game days, or a great addition to your kids lunch boxes.
Get the Recipe: Low Carb Sausage Balls

Whole30 Meatballs and Gravy Over Riced Veggies

Glass bowl with riced veggies and meatballs over a brown woven placemat.
Whole30 Meatballs and Gravy Over Riced Veggies. Photo credit: Ginger Casa.

Whole30 Meatballs and Gravy over Riced Veggies is a great meal for the family, whether you are doing a Whole30 or not!
Get the Recipe: Whole30 Meatballs and Gravy Over Riced Veggies

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs in a bowl.
Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Move over beef and lighten things up with turkey! These Turkey Meatballs are so light and delicious – the only question is, what kind of sauce do you put on them?
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

Chicken Marsala Meatballs in a black dish.
Chicken Marsala Meatballs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Do your meatballs differently! These Chicken Marsala Meatballs have all the flavor of the restaurant classic dish but in fun-to-eat meatball form! What would you serve with these tasty meatballs!
Get the Recipe: Chicken Marsala Meatballs

Meatballs and Gravy Over Rice

Glass bowl with meatballs and gravy over rice with a fork to the right side.
Meatballs and Gravy Over Rice. Photo credit: Ginger Casa.

This is a great, easy dinner recipe that the whole family will love!
Get the Recipe: Meatballs and Gravy Over Rice

Smoked Meatballs

Smoked meatballs in a dish with grilled bread.
Smoked Meatballs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Smoked Meatballs are so tender and delicious! They take on a light smoke flavor and you can pair them with your favorite sauce or go fully loaded with cheese and green onion and a tangy sauce.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Meatballs

Blackstone Tortellini with Meatballs

Two large bowls of tortellini with meatballs on a counter.
Blackstone Tortellini with Meatballs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Outdoor griddling just doesn’t get any tastier than this! Loaded with tender tortellini, tasty meatballs, and oodles of goodies like spinach, peppers, and onions, this satisfying and colorful dish is easy and can feed a crowd!
Get the Recipe: Blackstone Tortellini with Meatballs