For a game day appetizer or a main dish, check out these mouth-watering meatballs that can easily be made ahead.
They may not all be strictly Italian, but these easy meatball recipes are Italian-inspired and a perfect appetizer for football and holiday party season. I’ve included my favorite beef, chicken, turkey and pork meatballs!
It’s no secret I love meatballs. They are not as hard to make as one would imagine and they can be made in so many ways and with so many variations. They make perfect appetizers or main dishes!
Check out my favorite meatball recipes below.
Honey Balsamic BBQ Meatballs
These sticky, sauce-y meatballs are going to make your mouth water. Find the recipe here.
Easy Teriyaki Beef Meatballs
Serve as an appetizer or add rice to make these meatballs into a delicious meal. Find the recipe here.
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Fill your juicy meatballs with mozzarella cheese for a delicious, melty surprise. Find the recipe here.
Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup
Quick and easy one pot Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup is loaded with arugula, spinach, broccoli and turkey meatballs. This is a warm and cozy way to serve meatballs. Find the recipe here.
Tender Italian Meatballs
Loaded with Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley and garlic, they melt in your mouth and are incredibly tender. Plus, they take less than 30 minutes to make. Find the recipe here.
Swedish meatballs are right up there with Italian meatballs as far as being iconic. Master the recipe and serve with a tart lingonberry jam and potatoes. Find the recipe here.
Cheesy Meatball Skillet
Whip this skillet loaded with mozzarella and parmesan out at a gathering and watch everyone gather round in excitement. Find the recipe here.
Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps
Serve these flavorful Thai meatballs in a lettuce wrap with perfectly sauced coleslaw. Find the recipe here.
Thai Red Curry Meatball
Try these meatballs as a quick weeknight dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to make, but you wouldn’t know it from their great flavor. Find the recipe here.
Turkey Meatballs with Arugula and Mushrooms
Super easy pan fried turkey meatballs make for a healthy dinner. Serve the meatballs on a bed of wilted greens with mushrooms for a complete meal. Find the recipe here.
Salisbury Steak Meatballs
Make this comforting bowl of noodles and meatballs and stay in your weekly grocery budget. Find the recipe here.
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Sweet and sour meatballs are easy to throw together before a party and your guests will be wowed by their addictive flavor. Find the recipe here.
Slow Cooker Asian Sesame Meatballs
Make these super tender sesame meatballs easily in your slow cooker. Serve as an appetizer or add rice to make it a meal! Perfect appetizer for tailgating! Find the recipe here.
Asian Style Chicken Meatballs
These chicken meatballs are baked and tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian sauce. Serve as an appetizer or add rice to make it a meal. Find the recipe here.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Lighter and easier to make than buffalo wings, these wings are the perfect game day appetizer. Find the recipe here.
Kelley is a twenty something writer hailing from Delaware, and photographer behind chefsavvy.com. She started blogging in the beginning of 2014 and has been hooked ever since. She takes the worry out of cooking and helps reader’s conquer their cooking fears with simple, easy to follow recipes.