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Our favorite meatball recipes

17 Recipes
Our favorite meatball recipes

Loaded meatballs

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 6

Dominick's Italian wedding soup

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Pearly meatballs (zhen zhu rou wan)

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes 36 meatballs

Grilled lamb meatballs in fig leaves

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 6

Spaghetti and rabbit meatballs

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 6

Spaghetti and monkfish meatballs

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 6

Cafe Sevilla's albondigas (meatballs)

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Oven-fried chipotle meatballs

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Chinese-style pork meatballs in broth

Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Yields Serves 6 as an appetizer

Glazed Meatball Bento

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Calzone Filled With Meatballs and Mozzarella

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Monday meatballs

Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Spicy meatballs with adjika and yogurt

Time 40 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Bulgur meatballs with tomato pepper sauce

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10 as an appetizer, or 6 to 8 as a main course


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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