For the Love of Meatballs: 10 Favorite Recipes

(Image credit: Megan Gordon)

Oh, meatballs. The ultimate comfort food. The food that reminds you of home, that satisfies after a hard day, that while slowly simmering away makes the house smell irresistible They make a fine appetizer, a winning supper with pasta, and a satisfying lunch on sandwiches. So what are our favorite recipes?

People can be picky about their meatballs. Some prefer all beef while others claim pork is the way to go. My mom always made a blend of pork and beef, so that’s generally what I do at home, too. But there are a whole range of recipes from classic beef, chicken and even vegetarian lentil meatballs. Many are spiced differently, all are delicious. We hope you find a new favorite here:

Try a Recipe:
Mediterranean Meatballs with Herbed Yogurt Sauce (pictured) – The Kitchn
Italian Meatballs – Simply Recipes
Turkey and Pancetta Meatballs – Martha Stewart
The Meatball Shop’s Classic Beef Meatballs – ABC
Pork Lemon and Herb Meatballs – BBC Good Food
Olive-Mint Pesto Meatballs – Food and Wine
Baked Chicken Meatballs – Smitten Kitchen
Spaghetti and Meatballs All’Amatriciana – Bon Appetit
Indian-Spiced Meatballs – One Hungry Mama
Lentil “Meatballs” in Lemon Pesto – Sprouted Kitchen

(Image: Megan Gordon)