From traditional meatballs to slow-cooker Swedish offerings, let spaghetti’s tastier sidekick take centre stage with these creative and delicious recipes.
Coconut Rice with Hoisin-Glazed Turkey Meatballs
This flavour-packed casserole pairs coconut rice with turkey meatballs in a fragrant hoisin sauce. After baking for an hour, place it under the broiler until it’s caramelized to a golden finish.
Slow-Cooker Swedish Meatballs
Dinner guests are sure to arrive with a huge appetite. These easy-to-make meatballs are a satisfying starter to hold hungry guests over until the main event.
These hearty meatless “meatballs” are packed with good-for-you ingredients, including brown lentils, wheat berries, nutritional yeast and lots of veggies.
Molly Yeh's Meatball Sliders with a Twist
Molly Yeh makes these sliders with tender plant-based meatballs (a mixture of nuts, eggs, garlic and more) topped with tomato sauce, and fresh mozzarella. Serve them as a veggie appetizer at your next party, or as a main dish for family dinner nights.
Turkey Quinoa Skewers
These meatballs get a nutritional boost with the addition of quinoa. The tart and tangy cranberry sauce served on top makes the entire dish sparkle.
Mark McEwan’s Spaghetti and Meatballs with Veal and Ricotta
An Italian meatballs recipe is made best-ever, with veal, ricotta and Parmesan. A simple but stunning San Marzano tomato sauce and al dente pasta complete this eye-catching spaghetti and meatballs dinner.
Big-Batch Meatballs and Red Sauce
Have dinner on your weeknight table in a snap with these beef and pork meatballs in a homemade tomato sauce. Batch cook them over the weekend and freeze into dinner-sized portions. Simply defrost, heat and serve with pasta.
Eat-Your-Veggies Italian Meatballs
Kids love meatballs, and they’re the perfect way to sneak in some vegetables for those picky eaters. Black beans and collard greens are added to ground beef for a nutritious and delicious option.
Eat-Your-Veggies Mediterranean Meatballs
Oven-baked turkey meatballs packed with spinach and carrot are stuffed into pita pockets topped with lettuce, tomato and a creamy yogurt sauce. It’s a yummy, healthy meal that both kids and adults will love.
Turkey, Kale and Oat Meatballs with Quick Tomato Sauce
Comfort food like spaghetti and meatballs can be healthy without sacrificing any flavour. Make your turkey meatballs vitamin and fibre-rich by adding a full bunch of kale and rolled oats in place of breadcrumbs.