9 Recipes For Meatball Lovers
Whether it's used in lasagna, meatloaf, tacos, or hamburgers, ground beef is a jack of all trades and can be prepared in a variety of ways. But one of our favorite ways to utilize this wonder meat is of course the hearty meatball! And because we love the meatball so much, and still can't get over just how many different ways there are to showcase it, we've compiled our top 9 meatball recipes just for you!
1. Bacon Armadillo Eggs
You've probably heard of scotch eggs, but have you ever heard of armadillo eggs? If not, you're in for a real treat! While similar to scotch eggs, armadillo eggs add an extra special layer with a stuffed pepper. We've taken a few liberties and stuffed the peppers with cheese and eggs, wrapped them in ground beef, and then wrapped them again in bacon. Prepare to have your mind blown with 5 layers of explosive flavor! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
2. Meatball & Brussels Sprout Bake
"Eat your greens!" We've all heard that at the dinner table when the kids are willfully ignoring the veggies on their plates. And of all the vegetables, Brussels sprouts are usually the ones that seem to get the least love, but with this recipe, universal loathing of sprouts will soon be a thing of the past. Get the full recipe & instructions here.
3. Bacon Cauliflower Meatballs
Cauliflower is a total superstar when it comes to all the popular diets currently on everyone's radar, including keto, paleo, and Whole30, as well as anyone trying to eat more low-carb and low-fat meals. And that's because cauliflower is not only delicious and versatile, but it also makes the perfect substitute for starchy ingredients like rice, bread, and potatoes. Throw that together with bacon, meatballs, and a creamy cheese sauce, and you've got yourself quite the dish! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
4. Macaroni & Cheese Meatballs
Macaroni and cheese is one of those rare dishes that appeals to all ages, not to mention picky eaters and connoisseurs alike. But if you want to serve up a real treat, try this stuffed inception dish where the layers just keep on coming! Pasta, meatballs, and more cheese topped off with a homemade marinara sauce – what more could you want?! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
5. Scalloped Potato & Meatball Casserole
Beef and potatoes are absolute dinner staples, and for good reason! Throw some gravy into the mix and you've got yourself the most popular recipes in classic home cooking. But instead of serving them next to each other on the dinner plate, go ahead and cook them together in an eye-catching casserole dish. Yummy! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
6. Fried Spaghetti & Meatballs On A Stick
Spaghetti and meatballs go together like peanut butter and jelly – you can't have one without the other. But if you want to kick things up a bit and take pasta to a whole new level, you're going to want to try this recipe because we're rolling the noodles into balls, stuffing both balls with cheese, deep fat frying them, and sliding them onto a stick! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
7. Pasta Shells & Meatballs
Do you have any of the following symptoms? A painful emptiness inside your stomach, strange noises from your abdomen, uncontrolled thoughts about food, increased salivation. If so, you should head straight to the kitchen and follow these instructions! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
8. Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Casserole
As unspectacular as "meatball casserole" may sound, don't pass it up! While our version is equally traditional, it is also full of surprises. From the delicious gooey filling inside the mini-meatballs to the scrumptious homemade garlic bread lining the casserole dish — it's all tasty, tasty, tasty! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
9. Skewered Meatballs
Don't know what to do with that packet of ground beef at the back of your fridge? Well, we have the perfect solution for the next time you have friends over. Get dipping! With a wonderful aroma and tasty tomato dip, these skewered meatballs make the perfect finger food that can be enjoyed hot or cold. So what are you waiting for — get those friends over for a movie night! Get the full recipe & instructions here.
Skewered, baked in a casserole, or coated in pasta, meatballs can be prepared even more extraordinarily than you would have ever thought, right? No matter which recipe you choose, you will definitely get your money's worth – have fun cooking!