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Meatball madness: 10 Recipes that will have you eating meatballs every day!

It's World Meatball Day and we're celebrating with these juicy balls of meat!

by: Rentse Remolebeletse | 09 Mar 2018

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In honour of World Meatball Day and Food24's general love of meatballs, we’ve rounded up recipes that will have you making meatballs like a pro.

Before you start, you'll need to know how to make an actual meatball. First try this fool-proof recipe will have you making meatballs as though you were taught in Italy.

Try this recipe to make the very best meatball you will ever taste.


Now that you mastered the standard meatball, you can get creative. Pasta and meatballs are best friends, they chat on Whatsapp daily and have formed a forever bond. With a new addition of chicken to the group, you'll want to whip up this chicken meatball pasta as soon as you get home.

A little riskier, this spicy meatball roti goes with anything. Serve with a salad and you’re good to go.

Still on that hot meatball tip, how about trying this spicy meatball and fruity rice recipe?

Maybe a cheesy meatball baked in tomato sauce sounds like something that has drifted down from heaven? Being a cheese addict, I will be smothering these in cheese immediately.

Ran out of ideas for dinner? This pork meatball pita with miso and tahini yoghurt is a light but filling meal that will exceed all your meatball expectations.

Snack attack? How about a hearty meatball sub paired with some fries and something to drink, it'll be all the munching you need.


Spaghetti and meatballs obviously go together effortlessly. Now imagine these spaghetti meatball nests with a freshly made green salad. Yummy and healthy. 

Feeling international? Try this delicious Thai pork meatball curry with rice covering dins for you tonight.

And for a bit of comfort food, create this French onion meatball casserole in just under 30 mins.


If you have managed to recreate all these dishes then consider yourself a meatball expert!

Let us know which recipe is your favourite!


Spicy frikkadels

00:15 Whisk the egg and yoghurt in a large mixing bowl, stir in the breadcrumbs and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Now add the mince, onion, garlic, coriander, lemon zest, spices, salt and black pepper to taste. Using your hands, squish everything together to make a fairly firm paste.


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