The Ultimate Guide To Meatballs + 20 Recipes

The Ultimate Guide to Making meatballs

Meatballs have come a long way. No longer are the days of just pasta, meatballs and sauce. From beef to turkey, to chicken, pork, lamb or even vegetarian recipes the possibilities are endless with meatballs! And don’t even get us started on the sauces! There is a recipe out there for every palate! And the best part? Meatballs are easy to make, inexpensive and transport in your containers without a hitch!

Make the Best Meatballs Ever:

They key is starting with a solid foundation. You can use our 20-minute meatball recipe or customize them by following the steps below.

Step 1:

Choose your protein:

  • beef
  • chicken
  • turkey
  • lamb
  • sausage
  • beans

NOTE: You will want 2 lbs of protein

Step 2:

Choose your seasonings based on the recipe. You will want somewhere between 2-3 tbsp. of seasoning for 2 lbs of protein

Step 3:

Choose your binder:

  • almond flour
  • coconut flour
  • bread crumbs

We recommend using a 1/2 cup for all options except coconut flour. Coconut flour you would use half.

Step 4:

Add in an egg (or flax egg for vegan recipes)

Step 5:

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until just combined (do not overmix or your meatballs will be tough). Roll into desired size meatballs

Step 6:

Place on a baking sheet and put into a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 20 minutes (time will vary depending on the size of your meatballs)

20 Minute Meatballs

Once you have your meatball foundation, it’s time to decide what recipe you want to tackle! And boy, are there a lot of options!

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3 Ingredient Sweet & Sour Meatballs 

Cheesy Mexican Meatballs 

Mongolian Glazed Meatballs 

Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs 

Sweet & Spicy Korean Meatballs 

One Skillet Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

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Swedish Meatballs 

Fire Cracker Chicken Meatballs 

Chili Sauce & Molasses Meatballs 

Eggplant Meatballs 

Cauliflower, Feta & Lemon Meatballs 

Grape Jelly Meatballs 

Chimichurri Meatballs 

Sesame Chicken Meatballs 

3 Ingredient Vegan Garbanzo Bean Meatballs

Teriyaki Meatballs  

Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatballs 

Honey Buffalo Meatballs 

Lamb Meatballs 

Meatball Cupcakes 

(Heck, why not! haha)


Baked Meatballs that are some of the best ever meatballs in the history of all meatballs! Such a simple and easy meatball recipe. Very tender and flavorful!

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About the Author

Sarah Kesseli
Sarah Kesseli is a Certified Eating Psychology & Intuitive Eating Counselor at www.sarahkesseli.com She spent the first eight years of her career working in the fitness industry before making the jump into the food, ‘mood’ and nutrition side of the wellness world. Sarah also creates healthy and simple recipes on her website Ingredients Of A Fit Chick as well as for a few well-known, industry leading companies. In her free time, Sarah loves to attend yoga classes, hike, read and spend time at the beach.

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