7 MEATBALL MEALS TO MAKE
7 Meatball Meals to Make – Meatballs are a favorite delicacy for many reasons. Not only are meatballs tasty, but they are flavorful and versatile, too. One of the great things about meatballs is that you can make them with nearly any kind of meat. Whether you use turkey, beef, pork, or a combination of meats, this food is packed with protein. Another wonderful thing about meatballs is the different kinds of meals you can make with them. Lastly, meatballs can be made ahead and frozen for quick and easy meals later!
Here are 7 Meatball Meals to Make.
1. Spaghetti and Meatballs
Many people mistakenly think that this popular meatball dish originated in Italy. However, you probably won’t find spaghetti and meatballs in an authentic Italian restaurant. That’s because Italians who immigrated to the U.S. came up with the recipe. Because food was less expensive in the United States, they could afford meat. So immigrants made meatballs and ate them with the only authentic Italian food they could find in the United States. You guessed it, that food was spaghetti.
2. Meatball Soup
If you like meatballs and soup, why not throw the two together? There are many variations of this dish. Some like to include lots of vegetables and noodles. There are also many kinds of Italian meatball soups. These soups usually have a tomato base and include spices like basil, oregano, and thyme. Cooks also include macaroni noodles. Italian wedding soup is another popular soup that contains meatballs.
3. Meatball Sandwich
If you want to make a meatball sandwich, not just any bread will do. The best options include an Italian roll, French roll, hoagie, or sourdough baguette. Some people even use garlic bread. The classic meatball sandwich contains marinara sauce, cheese, cooked bell peppers, and onions.
4. Swedish Meatballs
You might be surprised to know that Swedish meatballs are actually Turkish. However, this kind of meatball does have ties to Sweden. King Charles II of Sweden brought back this meatball recipe from Turkey. These meatballs are unique because the recipes call for both ground pork and beef. Traditional Swedish meatballs also contain cream, egg, and onion. Serve them with mashed potatoes, gravy, lingonberry jam, and pickled cucumber. In many parts of the world, Swedish meatballs are served over rice or noodles.
5. Meatball Casserole
Are you tired of making the same kinds of casseroles for dinner? If you’re stuck in a casserole rut, why not try one with meatballs? Casseroles are known as comfort food, and meatball casserole is no different. Just add pasta, sauce, cheese, and veggies to your meatballs, and you’re well on your way to creating a delicious casserole.
6. Meatball Stroganoff
Stroganoff usually consists of strips of beef in a mushroom, onion, and sour cream sauce. But if you want something a little different, you can use meatballs in place of the beef strips. Most people prefer their meatball stroganoff served over wide egg noodles.
7. Meatball Pizza
There are hundreds of different toppings that go great on pizza, one of which is meatballs! If you want a super easy meatball pizza, use a prebaked pizza crust. Other toppings include different kinds of cheeses, pizza sauce, fresh mushrooms, and black olives.
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