Italian Baked Meatballs Recipe

Best ever meatballs recipes

Meatballs are always popular and a great family, budget dish. We have classic recipes and modern twists for meatballs (and a veggie recipe too!). Pork and sage meatballs, Italian baked meatballs, traditional smoky Spanish albondigas and even a turkey meatball sub, there are plenty to choose from. Baked, Italian or innovated, try out these easy meatball recipes.

Try our easy meatball recipes. We love meatballs, and we have everything from Swedish meatballs to Italian meatballs to Spanish meatballs.

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Check out our quick and easy meatball ideas for midweek including our baked meatball recipes and, of course, spaghetti meatballs. Or go for some proper comfort food with our cheesy meatball and mozzarella pan bake or Sloppy Joe bake. There’s no doubt about it, we have the best meatball recipes around…


Swedish meatball recipes

Swedish meatballs with mash and lingonberry sauce

We love this Swedish meatball recipe. Lingonberries are a European relation of the cranberry, you can buy lingonberry sauce from Ikea or use cranberry sauce instead (it’s great with either). Try our top Scandinavian recipes here.

Swedish Meatballs Recipe With Lingonberry Sauce

Scandi meatball bake with cucumber salad

This Swedish meatball bake is perfect for sharing with family and friends. Drizzle with soured cream and serve with a homemade cucumber salad and some crusty bread.

scandi meatballs

Baked meatball recipes

Meatball sage and squash lasagne

Cooking for a crowd? Make our easy meatball lasagne recipe with sage and squash. This generous family recipe makes for a comforting midweek meal during the winter season. Being a baked meatball recipe it can be made in bulk and feeds plentifully, making it perfect for freezing – giving yourself something to look forward to on lazy nights in. Make one of our easy lasagne recipes here.

Meatball Lasagne Recipe with Sage and Butternut Squash

Meatball and mozzarella pan bake

This easy meatball and mozzarella pan bake is a one-pot that will please everyone. You can’t plate this up politely, so just put it in the middle of the table and let everyone enjoy.

Meatball and mozzarella pan bake

Baked greek lamb meatballs with feta and tomato

Check out this rich, indulgent baked meatball recipe for lamb meatballs. This simple traybake is a super easy, all in one family recipe. It is one of our best meatball recipes as it’s the perfect comfort food.

Greek Lamb Meatballs Recipe with Feta and Tomato

Italian baked meatballs

Try our easy baked meatball recipe. Think meatballs baked in rich tomato sauce with a melting mozzarella topping, this recipe is all about comfort food. It’s also perfect for freezing, making it a great option for when you don’t want to cook mid-week.

Italian Baked Meatballs Recipe

Check out our easy sloppy joe meatball bake. This indulgent recipe is one for all the family to dive into, serve with buttered crusty bread to tuck into that cheesy goodness.


Baked pecorino and white pepper meatballs with sweet potato wedges

Try our baked pecorino and white pepper pork meatballs. This baked meatball recipe comes served with chunky sweet potatoes, a quick and flavoursome midweek meal that looks colourful and impressive. White pepper gives a lovely fiery heat to these juicy meatballs. Use whole white peppercorns rather than the ready-ground white pepper, as the flavour is far superior. More tray bake recipes here.

Baked pecorino and white pepper meatballs with sweet potato wedges

Italian meatballs recipe

Melting-middle meatballs

These melting-middle meatballs are a great twist on a classic Italian meatball recipe to make for the family midweek. It’s bound to be a new favourite.

Melting-Middle Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti meatballs recipes

Italian spaghetti and meatballs 

Who doesn’t love a spaghetti meatball recipe? This is a classic Italian staple that you can cook and eat now, or freeze for later. Just serve them simply with pasta for a delicious quick dinner during the week. Here are 17 easy spaghetti recipes to try.


Lamb meatball recipes

Smoked lamb meatballs with sweet-sour harissa sauce

These lamb meatballs have all the flavour dimensions – smoky meat is paired with sweet and sour harissa sauce, making this a wonderful mid-week supper. Using ready-made meatballs means it can be on the table in under 30 minutes without compromising at all on flavour.

Smoked Lamb Meatballs Recipe With Harissa Sauce


Lamb meatballs with dill and horitaki salad

Upgrade a standard Greek salad (horitaki salad) with delicious lamb meatballs. It is quick and easy to make, gluten free and still under 500 calories. What more could you want?

Moroccan meatballs with herb couscous

Gorgeous little lamb meatballs, sitting in a rich tomato sauce and served with buttery coriander and parsley couscous. One of our favourite meatball recipes.

Moroccan Meatballs Recipe With Herb Couscous

Other meatball recipes

Meatball sub melts

Check out these indulgent meaty sandwich subs with gooey mozzarella and nutty parmesan. This easy recipe serves a family of four and is ready in less than an hour. Plus, it’s low calorie, too.

Easy Meatball Sub Recipe

Chicken meatball tom kha gai

Check out this quick and easy Thai coconut soup recipe topped with chicken meatballs. This tom kha gai is packed with plenty of flavour and ready in just 20 minutes.

Tom Kha Soup Recipe with Chicken Meatballs

Fennel and pork meatballs with gremolata 

Make your meatballs that little bit more special with a gremolata topping, made from parsley, lemon and garlic. We love the creamy white wine sauce these porky balls come with, make sure you have some crusty bread to mop it up.


Honey-siracha glazed meatballs and smashed cucumber

Try our Asian inspired honey-sriracha meatballs. These punchy pork meatballs make for a quick and easy midweek fix, plus they’re low in calories too! This easy meatball recipe will be impressing your guests in under 30 minutes.

Honey Sriracha Glazed Meatball Recipe

Spicy pork meatballs with tzatziki

Cook these spicy pork meatballs for an easy midweek meal. This easy meatball recipe is simple yet punchy. Serve it with orzo making it low in calories and low in fat. A winner all round.

Spicy Pork Meatball Recipe with Tzatziki Dip

Pork and sage meatballs

Our easy meatball recipe flavoured with sage will make you really popular. Serve with orzo, the rice-shaped pasta and let everyone dig in.


Turkey meatball subs with quick wedges

Fill bread rolls with meatballs for a speedy midweek meal. This easy meatball sub recipe, made healthier with turkey mince ,is served with quick sweet potato wedges.

Turkey Meatball Sub Recipe With Wedges

Smoky albondigas

The best Spanish meatballs recipe: these albondigas are made with beef and pork mince and served in a quick, rich tomato sauce. Make for easy tapas, or part of a dinner-party menu.

Smoky Albondigas Spanish Meatballs Recipe

Meatballs with tomato and green olive sauce

Our most grown up meatball recipe, these are cooked in a rich tomato, garlic and olive sauce. Serve with pasta, rice or mash.

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Easy Meatball Recipe With Tomato and Green Olive

Lentil ‘meatballs’ with fresh tomato sauce

Lentils are a great way to make a meal vegetarian. Swap these for your usual meatballs and your family will hardly notice the difference. Plus, they’re low-cal and ready in just 40 minutes – perfect midweek. Check out all our vegetarian recipes here.


Smoky chipotle meatballs

These meatballs are a firm favourite with us thanks to their smoky, spicy flavour. We like them served with avocado, warm orzo and soured cream but they also make a great tortilla filling.

Smoky Chipotle Meatballs Recipe

Tamarind pork meatballs with papaya salsa 

Check out our easy tamarind pork meatballs with a fresh papaya salsa. This simple gluten free recipe is packed with plenty of flavour, plus it’s low in calories.

Tamarind pork meatballs with papaya salsa recipe

Harissa chicken meatballs with bulgar

This recipe for harissa chicken meatballs with bulgar is quick, easy and healthy, but packs a flavour punch. It is delicious cold the next day – prepare for packed lunch envy. Here are our favourite bowl food recipes.