Meatballs are the food that keeps on giving! We all love meatballs and most importantly, our kids love meatballs. So today on Family Food Live, 5 Easy Ways to Enjoy Meatballs!

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My Mom’s Homemade Meatballs

My Mom’s Homemade Meatballs recipe is one you will use all the time. It’s my favorite and so easy to make!

Mozzarella Meatball Sandwich

Shopping List:

  • Use meatballs from the first recipe
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Kaiser Rolls
  • Marinara sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parsley


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Before you cook the meatballs from the first recipe, fill with a cube of mozzarella cheese
  • Add the meatballs to a kaiser roll
  • Spoon the marinara sauce on top
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top
  • Put in oven for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted
  • Sprinkle with parsley

Spaghetti Cups with Meatballs

Shopping List:

  • 12 oz Spaghetti
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
  • 3/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 cups Marinara Sauce, divided

For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic, minced
  • Parsley
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • Cook spaghetti for about 8 minutes (you want the spaghetti to be al dente), drain and rinse under cold water
  • In a large bowl, combine the spaghetti with 2 beaten eggs, shredded mozzarella, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan and 1 cup marinara
  • Using a muffin tin, spray with cooking spray and nest spaghetti inside, press down in the middle to create a cup
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the spaghetti is set, let cool
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bread crumbs, garlic, remaining egg, remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan and parsley.
  • Season with salt & pepper and roll into a ball
  • In a skillet, heat olive oil and brown meatballs about 4 minutes on each side.
  • Drain the fat and pour in 2 cups of remaining marinara — let simmer for 5 minutes
  • Put meatball into spaghetti cups and serve

This recipe was inspired by one found on Delish

Swedish Meatballs

Shopping List:

  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Oregano
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 5 tablespoon Butter
  • 3 tablespoon Flour
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • Egg Noodles


  • In a bowl, combine panko bread crumbs and milk. Let sit for 10 minutes
  • In a skillet, heat up 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter, add onions and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and oregano and saute for another 2 minutes
  • In a separate bowl, combine ground beef, sauteed onions, garlic and oregano
  • Mix in salt, pepper and egg and combine
  • Add bread crumbs and mix well
  • Roll meat until you make your desired meatball size
  • Using the same skillet, brown meatballs on all sides, remove
  • Add 4 tablespoons of butter to skillet, whisk in flour and cook until golden brown
  • Stir in warmed beef broth until it bubbles
  • Add in cream, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard and simmer until the sauce thickens
  • Add meatballs, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes
  • Serve with egg noodles

Recipe courtesy of Art and the Kitchen

Slow Cooker Meatballs

Shopping List:

  • Use the meatballs from the first recipe
  • 1 can Tomato sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Pepper


  • Use the meatballs from the first recipe
  • In your slow cooker, add the to jar of marinara sauce, the diced tomatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • Set the slow cooker on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours

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