A white bowl filled with Moroccan meatballs with a spoon resting inside and some small orange wedges on the side.
Quentin Bacon
1 of 10

Moroccan Meatballs ~ Kefta Tagine

These Moroccan meatballs, or kefta tagine, are made with spiced ground beef or lamb, and bathed with a buttery saffron-cilantro sauce.
This spaghetti and meatballs from Dorie Greenspan is, as you'd expect, easy and delicious. #spaghetti #meatballs #spaghettiandmeatballs #doriegreenspan
Ellen Silverman
2 of 10

Dorie Greenspan’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

This spaghetti and meatballs recipe is everything you’d expect from Dorie Greenspan. It’s easy, utterly delicious, and a crowd pleaser. The meatballs take on a unique taste and texture thanks to a couple healthy stealth ingredients.
White pan of 24 orange-red chorizo golf-ball-size meatballs
Virginie Garnier
3 of 10

Chorizo Meatballs

These chorizo meatballs are simple to make with ground beef and Spanish pork chorizo, Cheddar cheese, red onion, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Honestly some of the best meatballs we’ve ever made.
A harissa meatballs sandwich, made with three meatballs stuffed in a sub roll along with cheese and topped with tomato sauce on a sheet of parchment paper.
Danielle Oron
4 of 10

Harissa Meatballs Sandwiches

These harissa meatballs sandwiches are spiked with hot sauce and smothered in a spicy tomato sauce and tucked into sub rolls with melted cheese. Comfort food at its most surprising.
A patterned bowl filled with turkey meatballs with angel hair pasta, and a piece of bread and glass of white wine next to the bowl.
Alexandre Champagne
5 of 10

Turkey Meatballs with Angel Hair Pasta

Turkey meatballs with angel hair pasta is a healthy, kid-friendly pasta dinner made with ground turkey and bread crumbs and stuffed with mozzarella. Exactly what you need the next time it’s a weeknight and you’re wondering what’s for dinner.
Three classic beef meatballs piled on pasta in a white and green bowl an finished with Parmesan.
John Kernick
6 of 10

Classic Beef Meatballs

Craving classic beef meatballs but don’t want to wait? These juicy, flavorsome beauties are quick to make and never disappoint and can be served any way that you like.
A white plate with striped edges filled with potatoes and lamb meatballs with tahini
Matt Russell
7 of 10

Lamb Meatballs with Tahini ~ Kefte

These lamb meatballs with tahini, a Palestinian specialty also known as kefte, are spiced with cinnamon and allspice, cooked on roasted potatoes so the juices infuse the potatoes with flavor, and finished with a tangy, garlicky, tahini sauce.
Several Chinese pork meatballs on a parchment lined green tray, and a gray plate with chopsticks on it.
Watkins Media Limited
8 of 10

Chinese Pork Meatballs

These Chinese pork meatballs are a quick, inexpensive, and easy weeknight meal made with ground pork, rice, and soy dipping sauce.
A white enamel pot filled with turkey meatball soup.
Erin Kunkel
9 of 10

Turkey Meatball Soup

This turkey meatball soup with spinach is a healthier riff on Italian wedding soup and is made using mini meatballs made with turkey. Also includes farro, a nutty whole grain. A weeknight fix that’s satisfying, simple, and kid-friendly.
Two ground chicken meatballs on slider buns with a toothpick skewered through them.
John Kernick
10 of 10

Ground Chicken Meatballs

Not only are these ground chicken meatballs easy to make, they can be gussied up any way you (or your toddler) desires.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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