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10 mouthwatering meatball recipes

Did you know March 9th is National Meatball Day?  Well, sadly there are no days off or big store sales for national meatball day, but none the less it is cause for celebration!

Meatballs are one of my favorite foods, they are incredibly versatile and can be packed with so much flavor.  I love them in all sizes, mini ‘popper’ meatballs that are made with a 1 tablespoon scoop are fun and perfect for kids and adults.  Not to mention, they are perfectly easy to portion.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ll happily tear into a softball sized meatball just as easily and love them all.  I serve them for lunch or dinner and always have a meatball to serve at parties as an appetizer.

I put together 10 of our all time favorite meatball recipes.  I am creating new recipes for meatballs all the time.  Next year I will have so many more.  What is your favorite kind of meatball?

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Italian Herb Baked Meatballs  (pictured above) are so delicious they don’t need anything else.  Not sauce, not pasta, not even a fork….  Well if you insist.

Your favorite chicken Parmesan transformed into these popable Chicken Parmesan Meatballs.  Tender and flavorful ground chicken is combined with lots of herbs and Parmesan cheese, baked to perfection. This recipes is ready in just 30 minutes.

Packed with 3 Italian cheeses, these Cheesy Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are like a meatball present with  ooey gooey mozzarella cheese inside!  Incredibly fun to eat.

Looking for the perfect popable dinner? These Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf Meatball Poppers surely fit the bill! Moist, flavorful and deliciously addictive.  Your family will go crazy for these.  Great to freeze and reheat.

Buffalo Chicken Meatball Poppers – do you devour wings?  Then you are going to love these poppers.  Packed with sausage & wing flavors these are addictively popable and so much less messy.  Made with chicken they are light, flavorful and delicious.  Make ahead, freeze, defrost and heat.  Or pop them in the microwave.

Bacon Jalapeño Popper Meatballs are incredibly moist flavorful and even better than the well known appetizer.  If your family loves southwestern flavors they will devour these.  Perfect make ahead meal.  Freeze, defrost and reheat.  Excellent appetizer or served with dinner.

Baked Italian Meatball Poppers fully flavorful meatballs are always a kids favorite, and moms too when they are made with chicken.  Serve with some zucchini or fresh veggies and you have a perfect meal.  So good you’ll keep poppin’ ‘em.  Make ahead, freeze, defrost and heat.  Or pop them in the microwave.

Cheesy Sun-dried Tomato Meatball Poppers are the perfect addition to your dinner menu. Loaded with 2 cheeses, tomatoes & herbs they are bursting with flavor! Excellent appetizer or meal.

Sweet and Sour Meatball Poppers are scrumptious eaten alone or served with rice and vegetables.  You can’t go wrong with this fabulous twist on the take out favorite.  Make ahead and freeze.

Munchkin Meatballs: Baked Turkey and Vegetable Meatballs. The perfect way to get more veggies into your kids meals. Moist, flavorful and packed with nutritious vegetables.

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Donna Elick
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