Who doesn’t have a traditional family recipe for meatballs, likely passed down from your grandmother, and enjoyed at the dinner table ever since you were a child? Whether it’s a simple spaghetti and meatballs dish or spicy meatballs served up in a flavorful broth of beef stock and barley, meatballs have formed the main component of many family favorite meals all across the United States for decades.
However, as much as you might enjoy meatballs, in today’s fast-paced society, it’s also likely that you don’t often have time to make them. But that’s no reason you and your family shouldn’t get to enjoy meatballs on a regular basis.
You can usually purchase pre-made meatballs in the meat section of your local supermarket, or even better, our organic frozen meatballs. Our grass-fed, gluten-free and certified USDA Organic frozen meatballs are packed with flavor from herbs and spices for a truly authentic meatball, and will be ready to use any time you get the craving for a meatball dish.
And to help you plan out a few meatball meals in advance, here are four ways to prepare and serve meatballs:
Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs (with a few twists)
Of course, there’s the traditional spaghetti and meatballs, with your favorite red pasta sauce. But there are quite a few other variations on this classic that you may not have thought of. Consider topping a comforting Mac n’ Cheese dish with meatballs, Parmesan and some extra Italian cheeses to melt over the top (or bake it all together to really infuse the flavors).
You might also make meatballs and rigatoni or penne pasta with a spicy Arrabbiata sauce. And for an Asian flair, try adding meatballs to Asian noodle salad dishes. No matter what you choose, you really can’t go wrong with a meatballs and pasta combination.
Meatball Appetizer Ideas
Having a party or some guests over for a relaxing evening? Consider meatball appetizers—especially easy to make with frozen meatballs on hand, there are quite a number of delicious recipes to be found that are quick and simple to prepare. From soy-glazed meatballs to meatballs with grape jelly, to meatballs in a spicy curry sauce to a sweet and tangy tropical BBQ sauce, you’ll never run out of interesting and tasty meatball appetizer ideas.
Meatball Soups and Stews
While many people often think of adding chicken or small pieces of beef to a stew or soup, you can also put together some great soups using meatballs as a main component. Italian wedding soup and minestrone can both benefit from the addition of meatballs, and there are certainly plenty of other meatball soups and stews recipes to try.
If you like meatballs, chances are you’ve had a meatball sub or two in your lifetime. With organic frozen meatballs on hand, you can put together a meatball sandwich anytime you want! Make yourself the classic meatball Parmesan sub or choose other enjoyable variations, such as meatballs with melted mozzarella and a basil tomato sauce, or meatballs with sautéed mushrooms, pepperoni and a red sauce with Italian herbs. A meatball sub makes a great afternoon lunch and even a filling dinner. You can even make meatball Parmesan sliders as a party snack.
With the above options and all the variations they encompass, you’ll certainly have no trouble planning out a series of delicious meatball meals using organic meatballs made with healthy ingredients. You might just have a problem choosing which recipe to make first!