Meatballs are more than just spaghetti’s sidekick. Whether you make our top-rated meatball stroganoff casserole or our crazy-good Italian meatball crescent ring, these recipes prove that meatballs should be your new favorite dinner starter. The best part is, any of these meatball recipes can be made with frozen meatballs! If you would prefer to make your own, instead of buying the store-bought type, we recommend using an easy meatball recipe. They freeze just as well as the store-bought variety, and you’ll be in control of exactly what you put in.
Sure, you could just toss a jar of store-bought marinara on top of pre-cooked meatballs and spaghetti. It may be quick, but made-from-scratch spaghetti with meatballs is the better option, in our humble opinions. This classic recipe starts with fresh ingredients, from the homemade meatballs to the custom tomato sauce. It’s easier than you might think, too!
Swedish meatballs are another family favorite and they’re not hard to make. That’s especially true if you toss them into your trusted slow cooker. The recipe uses just a few common ingredients, including onion, garlic, and cream of mushroom soup. Serve them on top of rice, potatoes, or noodles for a fabulous cold-weather meal that’s hot and ready for dinner.
When you’re ready for a change of pace, try this creamy pesto meatball recipe. It’s absolutely delicious and incredibly simple because it’s made in the crockpot. The recipe uses both Alfredo and pesto sauces from a jar. Season that with bell pepper, garlic, and onion, and add your meatballs. It’s best served over steaming hot rice.
Four kinds of cheese and a jar of Alfredo sauce combine to make this ultimate meatball mac and cheese. It’s a baked recipe of cheesy goodness and takes just minutes to prepare, so it’s great for busy families. It’s also an excellent choice for a pre-made freezer meal if you like to plan ahead.
We all know that Italian meatball sandwiches are amazing! But what if you take the ingredients apart? What you have left is this equally delicious deconstructed meatball sandwich casserole. The recipe has you make garlic bread and tomato sauce, with the option of using frozen meatballs or making your own. Pile it all in a dish, top it with cheese, and bake it up.
A tailgating favorite, you may want to make more sweet and sour meatballs than you think you’ll need. One taste and everyone will be back for more. The chunky sauce of this recipe combines pineapple and sweet pickles with soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, and cornstarch. It has a wonderful tang and zest that is anything but boring.
Those are super delicious main dishes for dinner. You can mix with a lot of vegetables to balance nutrition. Pleasure all your family members and become a kitchen all-star when your meals include these super-comforting frozen meatball recipes.