Italian Meatball Recipes

Browse 30+ Italian meatball recipes made with beef and pork, veal, even turkey and chicken. Enjoy them with pasta or on a sandwich.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Italian Meatballs

Rating: 5 stars 2138
These Italian meatballs use a standard mix of ground beef and ground pork, with added flavor from parsley, garlic, and dried herbs. Bake up a batch, mix them with your favorite spaghetti dish, and dinner is served!

The Best Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 1588
I never knew how to make good meatballs until I found this recipe. I normally make mine with just ground beef and they still taste great. I've used the combination of pork, beef and veal and they are equally good. Definitely use fresh bread crumbs and freshly grate your cheese instead of using the canned really does make a difference.

Italian Baked Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 68
This recipe makes the most tender and tasty meatballs. I also freeze these meatballs and take out how many servings I need for each meal. If cooking in sauce, add baked meatballs 20 minutes before serving time.

Bren's Italian Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
The perfect addition to any tomato sauce.

Baked Italian Meatballs

Rating: 4 stars 20
Authentic beef and pork flavor without using pork.

Rice Balls a la Tim

Rating: 4.5 stars 297
My father LOVES these--so I name them after him. I make these softball sized as a main course for a quick, filling dinner. Serve with a side of sauce and garlic bread.

Meatballs Divine

Rating: 4.5 stars 85
These are amazing and nothing amazing is ever easy; keep that in mind when you undertake this recipe. Try to avoid tasting them before you're ready to serve because you may end up eating them all and your guests will be left with only marinara and pasta. I make this recipe as written, then I freeze half of it when combined as it makes about 40-50, 1 1/2-inch meatballs (enough to feed Sicily.)

The Best Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 1568
Meatballs made with ground beef, veal and pork, with garlic and Romano cheese. Finish cooking in your favorite marinara sauce.

Italian Baked Meatballs

Rating: 5 stars 62
Bake up a batch of these tender, tasty Italian-seasoned meatballs with hints of Romano cheese and parsley.

Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 3618
A delicious homemade Italian-style pasta sauce with meatballs that's slow cooked for an intense tomato flavor.
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Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs

Rating: 4 stars 674
This is an easy recipe that can be prepared in a slow cooker for a great hot meal at the end of the day. Serve with hot cooked spaghetti noodles.

Chef John's Ricotta Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 414
Using plenty of ricotta cheese gives these Italian-inspired meatballs in sauce a tender texture. Serve over spaghetti.

Inspiration and Ideas

Italian Turkey Meatballs
Rating: Unrated 323
These lean meatballs are filled with the flavors of Italy with fresh herbs, parmesan cheese, and seasoned bread crumbs.
Easy Meatballs
Rating: Unrated 10
My husband makes these easy meatballs with simple ingredients like eggs, panko bread crumbs, garlic powder, and fresh basil, and they come out flavorful and delicious every time! Kids love them too! If desired, add the cooked meatballs to your favorite sauce until submerged (this brings out the moistness).
Johnsonville® Italian Meatballs
Rating: 4.5 stars 174

Using ground Italian sausage plus a few simple ingredients makes these flavorful meatballs extra-easy.