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8 awesome meatball recipes for National Meatball Day

Delicious, easy to make, lots of variations, light on the budget and an all-time favourite with kids and adults alike, what's not to love about meatballs? To celebrate National Meatball Day, we have selected seven of our most-loved recipes below, plus a bonus treat.

Herby Italian meatballs with primavera sauce

This basic meatball mixture is perfect for spaghetti and meatballs, teamed up with a tomato-based pasta sauce full of veges and Italian flavours.

The Best Spaghetti & Meatballs

A real family favourite, this spaghetti and meatballs recipe is quite possibly the tastiest that you'll ever eat. On the table in well under an hour, the recipe is simple to make and jammed with flavour that everyone will love.

Lamb Meatballs with Hummus

Spiced New Zealand Lamb Meatballs and Hummus are a perfect match. The soft and silky hummus combines beautifully with the flavoursome and juicy lamb. Late summer dinner perfection!

On Top of Spaghetti

Mince is a favourite in Kiwi kitchens and we think this recipe will be your new go to. Get the kids involved to help roll the meatballs and you’ll have dinner served in no time - but don't expect leftovers.

Glazed Meatball Bake

Mince is a staple in most Kiwi homes. So show the kids how to make this easy recipe once and they can prepare it for the family next time!


Polpettone are large meatballs, similar to meatloaf, and are from Italy. Perfect for a cold winter evening!

Spiced Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

You’ll love this delicious spicy meatballs recipe – just tone down the chilli flakes if serving to young children.

BONUS: Toffee apple meatballs

Presenting meatballs on a stick and coated in chips adds an interesting twist to one of our favourite dishes. The perfect picnic food, toffee apple meatballs are a real treat for the kids, although you’ll find the adults sneaking away on one or two for themselves!

Posted by Shawn Moodie

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