Best Of

Our best meatball recipes

We love meatballs. Simple, economical and quick, these little rounds of flavour are perfect for young and old palates. Try our best recipes like spaghetti and mealballs, meatball subs, slow-cooked meatballs and more

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    Italian meatballs in tomato sauce

    A family favourite – serve it with hot sauce for adults and leave as is for the children. Photography by John Paul Urizar/

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Spiced mole meatballs

    Hearty meatballs with a twist: the addition of dark chocolate provides a little bit of bitterness and more depth to the sauce.

    Woman's Day|

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    Mexican meatball pocket

    Spice up your next dinner or movie night with these delicious Mexican meatball pockets! Packed full of authentic flavour and mild spice, they're perfect for a quick, tasty lunch or dinner idea.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Meatballs and cranberry sauce

    The perfect finger food or appetiser for your next dinner party, these delicious spiced meatballs will delight adults and children alike.

    Good Food|

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    Teriyaki and ginger meatballs with noodles

    Filled with fantastic Asian-inspired ingredients, this delicious teriyaki and ginger meatballs recipe is great served with noodles and enjoyed for a flavoursome and easy midweek family meal

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Indian meatballs with sweet coconut bananas

    This delicious recipe combines all the great tastes of India into a tasty meatball curry. Served with must-try sweet coconut bananas, this dish takes just 20 minutes from prep to plate

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Scrumptious meatball subs

    Nici Wickes first encountered a meatball sandwich in the US and was immediately a fan. Think soft buns, bubbling cheese, spicy sauce and juicy meatballs!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Aloha pork and pineapple meatballs

    This recipe for Aloha meatballs combines Hawaiian favourites pork and pineapple into a comforting and easy midweek family meal. Serve with noodles and enjoy!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

  • 9

    Chicken meatball korma bake

    This chicken bake recipe takes all those wonderful korma curry flavours and transforms them into a delicious bake. Served with plenty of naan bread or papadums - this is comfort food with a twist

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Slow-cooked ale meatballs

    This recipe for wonderfully comforting slow-cooked ale meatballs is incredibly easy to make and is perfect for the whole family to enjoy for a flavoursome midweek meal

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Middle Eastern meatballs

    Filling and colourful, these lamb meatballs feature all the flavours of the Middle East in one delicious package. Pair with couscous salad and creamy hummus for the ultimate lunch or dinner

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Chicken, minted pea and ricotta meatballs

    Step up your pasta game and get a little bit fancy with these decadent minted pea and ricotta meatballs. Photography by Rob Shaw/

    Australian Women's Weekly|