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The Best Italian Meatloaf

Italian sausage and ground beef are combined with Italian herbs, parmesan & ricotta cheese  in the best Italian meatloaf ever! This recipe is made in under an hour for an easy meal!

Italian meatloaf sitting on top of a bowl of spaghetti noodles, topped with fresh chopped parsley

I used to think that meatloaf was boring, that is until I started putting my own spins on the classic dish! I mean, who can deny a Buffalo Cheesy Meatloaf? It’s meat, cheese and buffalo sauce, and it’s so delicious!

And there’s 100% chance you’ll fall in love with the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf. It’s meat wrapped in meat, what’s not to love?

With so many delicious meatloaf recipes to choose from, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Though this Italian Meatloaf definitely ranks up at the top!

Since originally making this recipe 6 years ago, I’ve tweaked it and updated it to create THE BEST Italian Meatloaf ever. Seriously, ask my friends! I make this all the time when I want to impress my guests. As described by one friend, “It’s like the most giant, delicious meatball ever!”

The key to any great recipe for meatloaf or meatballs is a combination of meats. In this recipe I used Italian pork sausage and ground beef. The Italian sausage can be mild or spicy, your choice!

I then add ricotta cheese to the meatloaf to give it an extra creamy texture. I guarantee, this will be the best meatloaf you ever eat and you’ll want to make it again and again!

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Orange Glazed Chinese Meatballs

Easy Orange Glazed Chinese Meatballs, made with pork sausage, are perfect served as Chinese appetizers at a party or over rice for a delicious dinner!

Chinese Meatballs in bowl, with gold fork holding up one meatball

After 8 years of blogging and over 1100 recipes, Gluten Free Orange Chicken is still my brothers favorite recipe on the blog!

I can’t blame him though, the orange sauce is to die for, which is why I decided to incorporate it into more recipes! From Orange Glazed Salmon to these Orange Glazed Meatballs, this sauce is delicious on everything it touches!

These orange glazed Chinese meatballs are easy enough to make for dinner and can be served with rice or rice noodles. They’re part of my “29 Minute Meals” recipe collection and always in rotation on my easy weeknight dinner menu.

If you’re looking for Chinese appetizers to serve at a party, these meatballs are also perfect for that! Whether it’s a holiday party, Super Bowl or Chinese New Year, every time I serve these meatballs at an event, they’re always a hit!

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Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Meatballs

Korean BBQ meatballs are made with a combination of ground beef & ground pork, then slow cooked in a crock pot in a scrumptious Korean BBQ Sauce for a totally tasty recipe!

Korean meatballs in slow cooker with Korean BBQ sauce and serving spoon

Ever since my bestie PK introduced me to Korean BBQ, I’ve been hooked!

Korean BBQ is all about the marinades and sauces. Luckily for you, I’m sharing the most delicious Korean BBQ sauce recipe, along with this meatball recipe! The sauce is sweet and spicy and really easy to make!

I will put this sauce on anything and everything! I make Korean BBQ Salmon by glazing the sauce over fresh salmon on the grill. You can also slow cook chicken in the sauce for Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos.

I sous vide Korean BBQ Short Ribs, then poured the sauce over the short ribs. You can also pour the sauce over ground beef to make easy Korean BBQ Beef Bowls. Seriously, I can’t get enough of this scrumptious sauce!

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Top 18 New Recipes of 2018

Whole30 recipes, Instant Pot recipes and recipes with buffalo sauce were some of the most popular trends in the Top 18 New Recipes 2018 on WhitneyBond.com!

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Every year I love to reflect back on what the most popular new recipes were from the year before. The Top 17 New Recipes in 2017 highlighted buddha bowls and zoodle bowls. And as you’ll see in this post, bowls are still a big hit!

This year I hosted “Whole30 March” with an entire month dedicated to Whole30 recipes. This was a very popular month! In fact, 8 of the recipes on this list were part of Whole30 March.  At the end of the month, I rounded up 30 Easy Whole30 Recipes with a Whole30 Shopping List.

This year, I also introduced Instant Pot recipes on the blog and people were excited! From easy basic recipes like Instant Pot BBQ Chicken to full dinners in the Instant Pot like this AMAZING Beef Stroganoff, the people have spoken and more Instant Pot recipes will be appearing on the blog in 2019!

Lastly, I’m sure it’s no surprise to anyone that recipes with buffalo sauce topped this list! Ever since I introduced Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne to the blog in 2012, people keep coming back for recipes with buffalo sauce, so I’m here to give them to you, year after year!

Luckily, there are several brands of buffalo sauce that are whole30 approved and most are vegan and gluten free, making buffalo sauce an easy ingredient to add to any diet!

In addition to delicious recipes, this year on the blog I shared my Kitchen Remodel Reveal with all of the fun before & after pictures to go along with it!

I can’t wait to share more deliciousness in 2019! What can you look for in the new year? Definitely more Whole30 recipes, gluten free recipes, Instant Pot recipes, low carb recipes, zoodle bowls, buddha bowls and of course, buffalo sauce recipes!

Looking for something in particular? Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes? Low Carb Slow Cooker Recipes? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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Slow Cooker French Onion Meatball Soup

Delicious pork & beef meatballs are added to a crockpot with caramelized onions, herbs & beef broth to make this amazing French Onion Meatball Soup recipe!

Meatballs and egg noodles in french onion soup in large white bowl with sprigs of fresh thyme and a sliced baguette in the background

One of my favorite things to do is combine two foods I love into one amazing new recipe creation!

Buffalo Taco Spaghetti, Mexican Street Corn Mac & Cheese and Philly Cheesesteak Frito Pie are just a few of my favorite recipe mash-ups!

Today I have a delicious new recipe mash-up to share, combining meatballs and french onion soup. Together, they make the best meatball soup ever!

The meatballs can be served with the broth, soup style, tossed with egg noodles, or spooned over mashed potatoes.

I tried each version so that I could give my honest feedback on which way to serve it and honestly, I couldn’t pick just one! You seriously can’t go wrong with any of these options!

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Cheesy Taco Meatballs

Cheesy Taco Meatballs are great as an easy appetizer recipe, or add them to tortillas for a fun twist on tacos! They’re also low carb & gluten free!

Taco meatballs on plate with small wooden bowl filled with hot sauce

If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s how to throw one heck of a party!

Whether it’s my annual Superbowl Party, Christmas/Birthday Cocktail Party, or just a random football watch party, I go all out on the food and fun!

The weekend before Halloween I threw a pumpkin carving party, complete with tons of new dishes for my friends to try!

The boyfriend requested meatballs, so I came up with these Cheesy Taco Meatballs.  Buffalo Cheesy Sausage BallsGluten Free Sweet Potato Sausage Balls and Sausage Stuffing Balls have been some of the most requested recipes for parties in the past, so I decided to stick with the sausage ball trend in this new, fun, spicy recipe!

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Chicken Marsala Meatballs

Classic chicken marsala is given a fun twist in this recipe for Chicken Marsala Meatballs made by cooking pork and chicken meatballs in a creamy mushroom marsala sauce!

Classic chicken marsala is given a fun twist in this recipe for Chicken Marsala Meatballs made by cooking pork and chicken meatballs in a creamy mushroom marsala sauce!

We love meatballs around our house! From Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs served over rice, to Buffalo Honey Mustard Meatballs for gameday, to One Pot German Meatballs & Potatoes for an easy meal, there’s no shortage of meatball meals in our house!

One of my tricks for creating the perfect meatball is to combine two different meats. For this recreation of chicken marsala, I made pork and chicken meatballs. When using a lean protein like ground chicken breast, you want to combine it with a protein with a slightly higher fat content, like ground pork or beef.

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One Pot German Meatballs & Potatoes

In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!

In one pot, create a delicious meal of German meatballs and potatoes in a creamy white caper sauce, incredibly flavorful and an easy dinner recipe!

This week, I’ve partnered up with some of my favorite fellow food bloggers to promote the “Food Blogger Winter Games”, a series of recipe posts from each blogger highlighting different countries cuisines ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

The country I selected to cook from was Germany and yesterday I shared a delicious recipe for Pork & Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls. Today, I’m sharing a new one pot recipe for German meatballs and potatoes. This is a great dinner recipe for all those fellow “meat and potato” lovers out there! And that creamy lemon caper sauce, O-M-G, I dare you not to drink it straight from the pan, it’s seriously so good!

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Buffalo Turkey Meatball Subs

Grilled Buffalo Turkey Meatballs, blue cheese dressing & buffalo sauce make the ultimate meatball sub, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or game day!

Buffalo Turkey Meatball Sub Recipe

This sub sandwich is the sandwich that every other sandwich wishes it was!

Whether it’s an easy weeknight dinner, Superbowl Sunday or an outdoor BBQ, your friends and family are going to love these scrumptious grilled turkey meatballs covered in blue cheese and buffalo sauciness!

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Fajita Meatball Sliders

You’re going to love these fajita meatball sliders on Hawaiian rolls with pepper jack cheese & creamy guacamole! They’re easy to make in under an hour!

You're going to love these fajita meatball sliders on hawaiian rolls with pepper jack cheese & creamy guacamole! They're easy to make in under 30 minutes!

Today’s post is sponsored by King’s Hawaiian!

I’m here to let you in on a little secret, King’s Hawaiian makes Jalapeno Rolls that are now sold in grocery stores nationwide!

That’s right, those deliciously sweet little rolls that we’ve all come to know and love are now available with a little kick, and let me know tell you, the combination of sweet and spicy makes me SO happy!

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Jalapeno Bacon Waffle & Meatball Sliders

Jalapeño Honey Chicken & Pork Meatballs are sandwiched between Jalapeño Bacon Cornbread Waffles in this delicious recipe for meatball sliders, putting a new, fun twist on chicken & waffles!

Jalapeño Honey Chicken & Pork Meatballs are sandwiched between Jalapeño Bacon Cornbread Waffles in this delicious recipe for Meatball Sliders, putting a new, fun twist on chicken & waffles!

Thank you to Hamilton Beach for sponsoring this post!

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with chicken and waffles, it’s two delicious foods combined into one dish that can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner, what could be better?!

Well, what if you added crispy bacon, fresh jalapeños and sweet honey to this already delicious dish and turned it into meatball sliders?! You would get one seriously kicked up, flavorful twist on chicken and waffles, and that’s what I’m here to share with you today!

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Honey Mustard Buffalo Meatballs

These Honey Mustard Buffalo Meatballs are easy to make on the stove or in a crockpot with a combination of ground chicken and pork. They’re sweet, hot, tangy and perfect as a game day or party appetizer, or served on rolls as meatball subs!

 Honey Mustard Buffalo Meatballs on White Textured Plate with Fresh Cilantro and Bottle of Frank's Buffalo Sauce

The Superbowl is just 9 days away, time to get that game day menu ready, and I have just the meatball recipe to WOW your friends at this years party!

Last weekend I tested out these buffalo meatballs on my friends that came over to watch the NFL Playoffs. Needless to say, they was a huge hit, like “I’m glad I grabbed one before they were gone in 60 seconds” type of hit!   Read the full post here!

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs are slow cooked in Thai peanut sauce, then served over rice & topped with fresh cilantro, carrots & peanuts in this tasty rice bowl recipe!

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs

Earlier this week, I was dreaming of my favorite Thai Peanut Sauce and thinking of new recipes that I could incorporate the sauce into.

During this dreaming/brainstorming process, I was also cooking up Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs for the Cox Smart Home event I was catering and Snapchatting live from this week.

That’s when I got the idea for Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs!

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Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs

Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs are served with grilled pineapple & bell peppers & topped with Honey Lime Dressing for a super flavorful dish!

Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatball Recipe

I was excited by the idea of Caribbean Jerk Chicken & Pork Meatballs, but the actual result was even better than I imagined!

If you haven’t tried Caribbean Jerk Seasoning before, it’s a Jamaican hot spice mixture, generally rubbed on pork or chicken. In this meatball recipe I combined both pork and chicken with a Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Paste that I have absolutely fallen in love with!

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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Wellington

Kick up your meatball recipe game with Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Wellington, juicy meatballs filled with cheese, wrapped in puff pastry & baked!

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Recipe

You know the old saying “two heads are better than one”? Well, nowadays, I’d really have to agree with that!

Ever since I started dating my boyfriend Kurt, he’s given me some great recipe ideas, including this one for Meatball Wellington. And this might just be his best one yet!

Juicy, flavorful Italian sausage meatballs, filled with fresh, gooey mozzarella cheese, all wrapped up in buttery, flakey puff pastry dough, it really doesn’t get much better!

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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs & Marinara

Delicious Italian meatballs are slow cooked in a homemade marinara sauce with pasta for a scrumptious dinner that can easily feed the whole family!

Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs & Marinara Recipe

If you regularly shop at Trader Joe’s, then I’m sure you have your favorite (or list of favorite) Trader Joe’s products. We all have them! My list includes their apricot stilton cheese, peanut butter granola bars and soy chorizo.

I recently found out that Kurt’s favorite item is their Mini Raviolis. Unlike most packaged raviolis that you find in the refrigerator section of the grocery store, Trader Joe’s sells theirs in the dry packaged pasta section.

The first time we ate them for dinner, I couldn’t help but thinking of Chef Boyardee cans of mini raviolis with meatballs, so I decided to recreate this childhood favorite. This slow cooker recipe that takes the dish out of the can and into a fresh, flavorful recipe that’s  easy to make and sure to be a favorite for the whole family!

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Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

In this easy recipe, Swedish Meatballs are slow cooked in a delicious sauce, then served as an appetizer or over pasta for dinner.

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Where do my recipe ideas come from? A question I am asked quite regularly, and to be honest, I always answer the same, the ideas come from everywhere!

Sometimes it’s recipe inspiration from a restaurant, or recent trip, sometimes it’s a recipe twist on an old family favorite. Sometimes it’s a direct request from the boyfriend, i.e. Swedish Meatballs!

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Asian Lamb Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce

This recipe features delicious Asian spiced lamb meatballs covered in a flavorful Thai green curry sauce, all made in under an hour!

Asian Lamb Meatball in Green Curry Sauce Recipe

Ever since my first dining experience at Shophouse, I’ve been dreaming of the delicious bowl I built there consisting of green curry sauce on pork and chicken meatballs with rice noodles.

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BBQ Meatball Sub

Grilled BBQ Pork and Beef Meatballs are topped with crispy onions and served in sweet Hawaiian hot dog buns in this scrumptious Meatball Sub recipe!

BBQ Meatball Sub Recipe

Growing up, I loved to put BBQ sauce on everything! Maybe it was the sweetness of the sauce, or maybe the fact that I grew up in the south, but either way, I loved it!

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Chicken Curry Meatballs with Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

Chicken Curry Meatballs are cooked in a flavorful Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce in this delicious and simple gluten free recipe!

Chicken Curry Meatballs with Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

Today I’m introducing my first recipe on the blog with vindaloo curry.

If you haven’t had Vindaloo before, it’s a spicy Indian curry dish, that is typically served with chicken, lamb or pork.

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Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce are filled with flavor and easy to make, creating the perfect party appetizer or weeknight meal!

Gluten Free Greek Meatballs

Last week I had a craving for meatballs and Greek food, so I created Greek Meatballs!

Greek Meatballs

I combined some of my favorite spices from my Greek Moussaka recipe with delicious feta cheese and ground beef, then paired the meatballs with a flavorful Tzatziki Sauce and served them to friends at an NBA playoff watch party I hosted!

They were a hit and will definitely be served at my next party!

Greek Meatball Ingredients

Greek Meatballs Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 small tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup feta cheese
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg

Greek Meatballs Instructions

Combine the ground beef, onion, garlic and tomato in a large bowl.

Greek Meatballs

Add the cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper and ground cloves.

Greek Meatballs

Add the feta cheese, parmesan, breadcrumbs and egg, then combine well.

Greek Meatballs

Form the mixture into meatballs.

Grilled Greek Meatballs

Grill over medium heat for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.

Grilled Greek Meatballs

If you do not have a grill available (or this sweet meatball griller), you can also bake the meatballs in the oven at 400°F for 20 minutes.

While the meatballs are grilling prepare the Tzatziki sauce by combining the  following ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill

Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Remove the meatballs from the grill or oven and serve with the sauce.

Gluten Free Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Skewer the meatballs for serving at a party or serve for dinner with a Greek salad and pita bread with hummus!

Gluten Free Greek Meatball Recipe

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

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Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce

Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce are filled with flavor and easy to make, creating the perfect party appetizer or weeknight meal!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 18 meatballs
Calories 102 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill

Instructions

  1. Combine the ground beef, onion, garlic and tomato in a large bowl.

  2. Add the cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper and ground cloves.

  3. Add the feta cheese, parmesan, breadcrumbs and egg, then combine well.

  4. Form the mixture into meatballs.
  5. Grill over medium heat for 20 minutes, flipping half way through.
  6. If you do not have a grill available, you can also bake the meatballs in the oven at 400°F for 20 minutes.

  7. While the meatballs are grilling prepare the sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  8. Remove the meatballs from the grill or oven and serve with the sauce.

Italian Meatballs with Tomato Basil Marinara

 

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For Sunday “Italian Family Dinner” last week I served up these delicious beef and pork combination Italian meatballs alongside my Ricotta Filled Arancini.

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I served them as a main course with my Tomato Basil Marinara for dipping, but they could also be served with toothpicks as hors d’oeuvre’s at a holiday party, or any time of the year!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian pork sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

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Form into 1/4 cup sized balls.

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Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.

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See how quick and easy that was to make homemade meatballs! No need to ever buy the frozen store-bought kind again!

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