Since you're using ground meat, make sure that the meatballs are cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F, and use the usual precautions: wash your hands after handling raw meat, refrigerate leftovers promptly, etc. Read tips for making the best meatballs to, well, make the best meatballs.
With just a few more standard ingredients you can make a huge variety of recipes that will satisfy your family - even the kids! Serve these quick and easy dishes with a bagged salad and some crusty bread, and pick five ingredient chocolate recipes for dessert.
Five Ingredient Meatball Recipes
- Microwave Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Canned pineapple and apple cider vinegar are the secret ingredients in this super quick and easy microwave recipe.
- Crockpot Meatball Hoagies
Just like the hoagies you get at the deli, but much cheaper! You could add some chopped green or red bell peppers if you'd like.
- Meatball Casserole
Frozen bell peppers and onions is a great shortcut ingredient to have on hand; not only for stir-fries, but recipes like this.
- Meatball Skillet
A rice and vermicelli mix along with sour cream turns meatballs into a stroganoff-like dish that's delicious.
- Crockpot Meatballs and Gravy
Use chicken meatballs instead of beef in this hearty and comforting recipe.
- Easy Crockpot Meatball Soup
It's really hard to find a recipe easier than this one. Vary it by using your favorite frozen veggies.
- Meaty Hash Brown Potato Casserole
Wow, I really love this recipe; it's creamy, flavorful, and pure comfort food. Add baby peas, frozen sliced carrots, or green beans to make it a one-dish meal.
- Crockpot Meatball and Potato Stew
You can add any other vegetable to this recipe if you'd like. Try chopped celery, some slices of red bell pepper, or mushrooms. Yum.
- Pesto Meatballs with Fettuccine
Purchased pesto and half and half make the perfect sauce for this easy and elegant recipe.
- Meatball Sub Sandwiches
Okay, this recipe has six ingredients, but it's so good and so fun to make and eat that I had to include it.
- Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs
The spaghetti gets quite soft in this recipe; it really reminds me of Spaghetti-Os.
- Crockpot Swedish Meatballs
A creamy sauce envelops tender meatballs in this super easy and comforting recipe. Serve it with rice or mashed potatoes.
- Meatballs and Spaghetti Meal
And we'll finish with two five ingredient meals! Yes, with just five ingredients, serve a spaghetti dinner with a fruit salad. Yum.
- Five Ingredient Meatball Soup Meal
Frozen cheese tortellini combines with the meatballs and some pasta sauce to make a great easy soup served with a Caesar salad.
Homemade Meatball Recipes
- Easy Beef Meatballs
This old-fashioned recipe is so good and so easy to make.
- Chicken Meatballs
Tender and flavorful chicken meatballs are delicious and a nice change from beef.
- Turkey Porcupines
You can omit the tomato sauce and just simmer the meatballs in chicken broth until done. Drain, then cool and freeze; use as directed in any of these recipes.
- Spicy Rice Vegetarian Meatballs
I love the flavor and texture of these easy meatballs; so will you!