Tired of the same old meatballs? Try these 15 mouthwatering recipes for a little something different


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Tired of the same old meatballs? Probably not, because if meat's your thing, then meatballs are pretty darn delicious. But if you are ready for a little something different, then check out these 15 mouthwatering recipes for everything from turkey and chicken meatballs to eggplant and lentil "meatballs."


1. Teriyaki turkey meatballs

Teriyaki turkey meatballs

If you think turkey is bland and boring, think again. Try Life's Ambrosia's recipe for teriyaki turkey meatballs. Serve as appetizers or over jasmine rice for a main dish.


2. Slow cooker meatballs

Slow cooker meatballs

Recipe Renovator browns these babies in coconut oil (yum!) before popping them in the slow cooker with some chunky tomato sauce. These meatballs are paleo-friendly and low in sodium.


3. Baked asiago meatballs

Asiago meatballs

Hugs and Cookies XOXO features this recipe for baked asiago meatballs that you can then use to make baked meatball parmigiana. Mmm, cheesy and decadent!


4. Tuscan chicken meatball sandwiches

Tuscan chicken meatball sandwiches

If you want a twist on the usual meatball parm sub, then check out Mom on Time Out's recipe for Tuscan chicken meatball sandwiches. Thanks to the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese, these meatballs are packed with flavor.


5. Honey garlic Crock-Pot meatballs

Honey garlic crockpot meatballs

We are huge fans of convenience, so we love this recipe from Family Fresh Meals that puts the slow cooker to good use. Make a bunch and freeze them for later use, and serve over noodles or rice.


6. Southern meatballs

Southern meatballs

We were intrigued by Cooking in Stilettos' recipe for southern meatballs. What makes them southern? Apparently the grape jelly.


7. Crock-Pot Swedish meatballs

Crock-pot Swedish meatballs

We absolutely must include Swedish meatballs in a roundup like this one. We especially like this recipe from Julie's Eats and Treats because you can throw them in the slow cooker and enjoy at your leisure.


8. Holiday bourbon whiskey meatballs

Holiday bourbon whiskey meatballs

Tasty Kitchen had us at "bourbon," to be quite honest. You don't need to wait for a holiday to hit before making these. 


9. Saucy Asian meatballs

Saucy Asian meatballs

Gimme Some Oven brings it with this flavorful, mouthwatering recipe for Asian meatballs that includes soy and hoisin sauces, rice vinegar and ground ginger. Nom, nom and may we add: Nom!


10. Lentil and mushroom "meatballs"

Lentil and mushroom meatballs

Who says that meat is a required ingredient just because they're called meatballs, eh? Cookie and Kate's recipe for, erm, veggieballs, are perfect for your vegetarian friends or for Meatless Mondays.


11. Veggie "meatballs"

Veggie meatballs

Diethood's recipe for these veggieballs calls for potatoes, carrots, onions and spices. Serve with a side of yogurt sauce to enhance that flavor combo.


12. Vegan eggplant meatballs

Vegan eggplant meatballs

Hey, we couldn't leave our vegan friends out. Skinny Taste's recipe for eggplant meatballs is also a little easier on the waistline, and therefore, ideal for omnivores who are watching what they eat.


13. Aloha meatballs

Aloha meatballs

STL Cooks offers this Hawaiian take on meatballs that had us lining up for seconds. And yes, these have actual meat in them.


14. Quinoa veggie meatballs

Quinoa veggie meatballs

If you don't know what to do with all that quinoa, then you may want to try this recipe from The Small Boston Kitchen.


15. Vietnamese beef meatballs

Vietnamese beef meatballs

The Pickled Plum's recipe for Vietnamese beef meatballs includes fish sauce, ginger and Thai chili for a spicy kick bursting with delightful flavors that complement one another.