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NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY - March 9

NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY – March 9 (1)

NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY

On March 9th, we recognize one of the great American food holidays, National Meatball Day.

It is not clear how this day got started, but who can resist the idea of celebrating National Meatball Day? There are many different ways to celebrate meatballs:

  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Meatball Sub
  • Meatball Pizza
  • Turkey Meatballs
  • Lamb Meatballs
  • Porcupine Meatballs (made with rice)
  • and the list goes on and on.

We can’t put a number on the variety of meatballs in the world. Nor can we limit how many you put on your plate. One giant meatball will more than satisfy but a bowlful of smaller ones is easier to share. And as we’ve already pointed out, their variety is unquestionably a selling point. Not only do meatballs allow for variety, but did we mention how flexible they are? Meatballs move from appetizer to side dish to the main dish quite easily. Meatballs can be made the night before and put in the crockpot, or days before, and kept in the freezer.   

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMeatballDay

  • Order meatballs at your favorite restaurant.
  • Make some homemade meatballs.
  • Share your favorite recipes.
  • Give a shout-out to the person who makes the best meatballs around.
  • Try this delicious Apple Butter Meatball Sub.
  • Check out these 7 Meatball Meals to Make.
  • Use #NationalMeatballDay to share on social media.  

NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this very filling food holiday.

Meatball FAQ

Q. Can I prepare meatballs ahead of time?
A. Yes! Meatballs are one of those dishes that allow us to prepare in advance and simply mealtime.

Q. Can meatballs be frozen?
A. Yes! Store them in an airtight container in the freezer. Make several batches in advance so you can make a variety of meatball dishes whenever you need to.

Q. What kinds of meats can I use to make meatballs?
A. Beef, turkey, and pork make delicious meatballs.