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Best Meatball Recipes

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Meatballs, those little round gems made from ground meat, eggs, and seasonings, are one of the best foods to have on hand for a quick dinner. You can make your own meatballs, or buy frozen precooked meatballs in many varieties, including Wild Rice Meatballs, chicken meatballs, Italian Meatballs, and plain. Keep ingredients for these recipes on hand for recipes everyone will love.

1. Meatballs and Fries Casserole

Meatballs and Fries Casserole
Linda Larsen

This kid-friendly casserole will be a hit with the whole family. Who doesn't love meatballs and fries, baked in a ketchup and mustard sauce?

2. Completely Crockpot Spaghetti

Completely Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs
Linda Larsen

This is one of the first recipes I developed for Busy Cooks. I love it because it's quick and easy to make, and because you don't need to boil a pot of water to cook the spaghetti to perfection. The pasta will have lots of flavor because it's cooked in the sauce.

3. Updated Meatball Stew en Casserole

Meatball Stew En Casserole
Linda Larsen
This old family recipe has been updated (by me!) to make it easier to make. This used to be a day-long process, from peeling, boiling, and mashing the potatoes to making the meatballs from scratch. This version tastes just like the original, but with about 1/10th the work.

4. Pesto Meatballs with Spaghetti

Pesto Meatballs with Spaghetti
Linda Larsen
This easy and fresh recipe also uses just five ingredients. You can use any long, thin pasta like fettuccine or linguine in place of the spaghetti if you'd like. And any frozen vegetable combo will be delicious.

5. Crockpot Wild Rice Meatball Chili

Wild Rice Meatball Chili
Linda Larsen

This fabulous recipe has wild rice in the chili and in the meatballs! You can use plain meatballs if you'd like. It's super easy, rich, delicious, and cooks in your crockpot.

6. Crockpot Swedish Meatballs

Crockpot Swedish Meatballs
Linda Larsen
Oh yum, another crockpot recipe! This sauce is creamy and velvety rich, perfect for the tender meatballs. This tastes like something your grandmother would make!

7. Alpine Meatballs

Alpine Meatballs
Linda Larsen

This recipe makes meatballs, filled with rice, Swiss cheese, and celery leaves from scratch. You can substitute frozen precooked meatballs to make it a six ingredient recipe: Easy Alpine Meatballs!

8. Italian Wedding Pasta Casserole

Italian Wedding Pasta
Linda Larsen

Italian Wedding Soup is a classic recipe made with meatballs. I've turned it into a rich and delicious casserole with veggies, Alfredo sauce, spinach, and basil. It's gorgeous too!

9. Creamy Pesto Meatballs

Creamy Pesto Meatballs
Linda Larsen

I love pesto in any shape, size, or form. And when combined with meatballs and Alfredo sauce, it creates fabulous flavor. This easy dish cooks to perfection in your crockpot.

10. Meaty Hash Brown Potato Casserole

Potato Meatball Casserole
Linda Larsen

Just five ingredients make this rich, comforting, and delicious casserole. You can use other varieties of pasta sauce or cheese to change the flavor. Use frozen precooked meatballs in this recipe, or make Easy Meatballs, cook them, then add to the casserole.

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