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30 Best Frozen Meatball Recipes (+Easy Ideas)

These easy frozen meatball recipes have all the flavor and half the work!

Hassle-free, family-friendly, and convenient, they are just what busy schedules and sparse kitchens need. 

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Easy Frozen Meatball Recipes

With a tasty sauce, frozen meatballs taste like they come from scratch. 

Don’t believe me? Just try any of these recipes.  

Coconut red curry, spicy orange glaze, honey garlic, take your pick. There are plenty of pasta, sandwich, and casserole options, too.

Whether you feed yourself or a crowd, these frozen meatball recipes are a breeze. And they are a hit, too! 

1. Easy Grape Jelly Meatballs

Grape jelly meatballs are a timeless classic. Serve them at a party, and I guarantee they will please.

The sweet, fruity glaze is very complementary. Add a tiny pinch of cayenne for a spicy kick. 

They take minutes to prepare while the Crockpot does the heavy lifting. So you get more time to focus on the sides. And your family and friends.

2. Swedish Meatballs with Frozen Meatballs

Swedish meatballs are another family-friendly favorite. Thanks to the help of frozen meatballs, they are a cinch to make. No need to find an IKEA!

Whip up the quick four-ingredient sauce, and it’s meal time.

The sauce is creamy, buttery, and savory. Tender egg noodles help soak up all the extra sauce.  

Comforting and effortless, it is just what you need for the work week.

3. Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs

Frozen meatballs and an air fryer are a recipe for success. This nifty gadget cooks those savory morsels to perfection in only 10 minutes. 

Use any meatballs you like- Italian, Swedish, turkey, or plant-based. Each one drips with deliciousness when you coat them in your favorite BBQ sauce.

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These sweet, succulent, and tangy meatballs hit the spot. 

Pierce them with a toothpick for a party appetizer. You can also serve them with white rice or couscous for a meal.

4. Instant Pot Frozen Meatballs

The Instant Pot is your best friend for frozen meatballs. It cooks them in no time at all.

The hard part is deciding on a sauce. These come with a sweet and savory sauce using ingredients already in your kitchen. 

Honey, BBQ sauce, ketchup, and beef broth to be precise. 

Bust out those frozen meatballs, and let’s get cooking. You can skip the store and have your meal ready in a jiff.

5. Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

Need a worthy sauce to spruce up your frozen meatballs? Go with honey garlic. 

It is sweet, robust, umami, and has got some bite. I also have a good hunch that all the ingredients are in your kitchen.

Plus, you can throw it together in the Crockpot. Don’t you just love easy meals? I sure do!

6. Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

Are you making meatballs for a gathering? Then, try this fuss-free meatball recipe.

It is an effortless appetizer that makes hosting a breeze. And everyone will love these meatballs. 

They call for three ingredients: frozen meatballs, barbecue sauce, and onions. As they cook low (and slow), everything melds together. 

Put a bowl of toothpicks next to the pot and let folks help themselves.

7. Instant Pot BBQ Meatballs

BBQ sauce is the ultimate condiment for flavoring proteins. Frozen meatballs are no exception. 

Together, they have the best complementary contrast of flavors. The sauce is sweet and tangy, while the meatballs are so savory. 

An extra drizzle of honey highlights the flavors. It also helps the sauce stick to the meat. 

8. Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole

Dump and bake casseroles are the best. These casseroles are simple, yummy, and feed the whole family. 

Serve this one up family-style for a comforting meal. You pack it with tender rotini, juicy mini meatballs, marinara sauce, and mozzarella. 

It bursts with Italian flavors and is the one meal even picky eaters gobble up.

9. Instant Pot Mongolian Meatballs

Beef meatballs are begging for this Mongolian-style sauce. It has a sticky umami sweetness that does wonders for red meat.

Sriracha gives it a kick, and ginger adds a punch. Green onion and sesame seeds also add a little crunch. 

It’s a fun flavor to try when bored with barbecue and marinara. And you can make it in 30 minutes.

10. One-Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

It would NOT be a proper meatball list without the tried-and-true Italian classic!

Spaghetti and meatballs are a time-honored tradition. This dish has been gracing family tables since forever. 

You will not want to make spaghetti and meatballs any other way. This is a one-pot wonder of a dish!  

Spruce up frozen meatballs and spaghetti with Italian seasoning, marinara, and broth. It tastes like everything is from scratch. 

All in under 30 minutes, no less!

11. One-Pan Meatball Stroganoff

If comfort food is what you want, that is precisely what this delivers. It’s a hearty meal that warms your belly and your heart. 

Beef meatballs combine with egg noodles and mushrooms in a creamy sauce. It is the same coziness you get from a well-worn sweater. 

Savory, rich, earthy, and cheesy, it hits the spot on a chilly night. 

12. Crockpot Bourbon Meatballs

Go out with a bang and impress your guests with these bourbon meatballs. These are swoon-worthy, and your friends will devour them. 

The seven-ingredient sauce is extraordinary. It’s a well-balanced blend of bold, umami, sweet, garlicky, and tangy ingredients.

Plus, anything with the word bourbon in it will invoke intrigue. 

Did I also mention how simple these are to make? Don’t worry. I won’t tell your pals.

13. Spicy Orange Meatballs

If you love orange chicken, wait until you try these meatballs!

They are coated with sweet, sticky, and citrusy goodness. Best part? You make it with only four ingredients. 

The secret all lies within the orange marmalade. It’s just the thing you need to make the best sauce.

I enjoy pairing it with frozen chicken (or turkey) meatballs. But use any type you like.

14. Easy Italian Wedding Soup with Frozen Meatballs

The best soup for meatballs has got to be Italian Wedding. The harmonious marriage of flavors is flawless. 

Every spoonful is light and brothy, yet meaty and savory. Then you get those tiny tender tidbits of pasta that are delightfully chewy.

Wedding soup is nourishing and revitalizing. And it is a perfect use for mini meatballs. 

15. Easy Meatball Subs

I love hot sandwiches. But meatball subs have to be the most mouthwatering. I mean, look at this masterpiece!

Sure, it’s messy. And yes, you may need a nap after. But every saucy bite is just so gratifying.  

The soft roll, juicy meat, and melty cheese are a home run. Bust out that Crockpot. You know you want one of these. 

16. Asian Crockpot Meatballs

Switch up your meatball game with an Asian sauce. All the ingredients are straightforward and accessible. 

This is fantastic news because you will want these all the time

From sweet to umami, the sauce is a well-balanced blend of flavors. It does wonders to enhance the savoriness of the meatballs. 

Plus, it only takes you 5 minutes to prep. The Crockpot does the rest of the work. 

17. Meatball Pizza

The kids will go bonkers for this pizza! 

Turkey meatballs are a fun addition because they are lean and meaty. And they make each slice more filling. 

Like the frozen option, keep the rest of the ingredients simple. Use store-bought dough, jarred marinara sauce, and pre-shredded cheese. 

It’s so easy. And the kids can help build their own pizza! 

18. Easy One-Pan Meatball Pasta

Leave the extravagant dinners for another day. Tonight, make the family this easy one-pan meal. 

Creamy, meaty, cheesy, and tomato-y, it is the pasta of your dreams.

It’s one of these things you can throw together when you’re too tired to cook. All it requires of you is adding ingredients to the skillet. 

Speaking of which, you already have everything you need. So you don’t even have to swing by the store. 

Better yet, no one will complain. Not even the picky eaters.

19. Meatball Stuffed Shells

Looking for kid-friendly pasta besides spaghetti? These stuffed shells will be a hit!

The shells drown three kinds of cheese, which already is a yes. This dish also includes a fabulous, tangy marinara sauce. 

The big, meaty frozen meatballs seal the seal. Vegetarian, turkey, chicken, or beef… all varieties work for this meal.

20. Meatball Sliders on King’s Hawaiian Rolls

Grab a napkin and help yourself to one of these Hawaiian roll sliders. Better yet, grab two!

They’re so irresistible you cannot have only one! 

The fluffy rolls feature a tender meatball slathered in marinara with gooey mozzarella. 

The buns get an extra brush of herb butter for a savory touch. Mmm. 

Snack, appetizer, or dinner- these babies are universal. A galaxy of deliciousness, so to speak. 

21. Easy Baked Tortellini and Meatballs

Turn dinner into an Italian feast with this baked pasta. It’s a hearty meal packed with comforting goodness. 

The frozen meatballs hang in a thick layer of cheese with tortellini and marinara. 

Break through that golden brown, bubbly crust to unlock the perfect bite.

It’s a high-calorie, high-protein dish that will replenish the family after an exhausting day.

22. Taco Meatball Sub

What happens when one person wants tacos, but the other wants meatball subs? A fight over dinner? Nope, nothing will happen! 

You can appease them both with this fun food mashup! 

It takes the best of both worlds and combines them into one. 

Each soft roll has three taco-seasoned meatballs with lettuce, tomato, onion, and cheese. Go wild and douse it with salsa, guac, and sour cream.

23. Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs with Spicy Korean Glaze

These Korean meatballs are elegant enough for a soiree. Yet, they are simple enough for Wednesday night dinner. 

They call for only five ingredients. Yes, that’s right!

Gochujang makes them spicy, and apricot jam makes them sweet. Balance those two with rice vinegar and mirin.

Pair the sauce with homestyle pork and beef meatballs. It is an immaculate bite.

These tasty little balls are ready in 15 minutes because of the air fryer. 

And thank goodness, because I’m ravished.  

24. Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo and Meatballs

Make fettuccine alfredo more substantial with a bag of frozen meatballs. This dinner hack is a quick fix for turning a classic into a hearty dish. 

Plus, there’s no need to dirty another pan, either. You can make the entire meal in one pot!

So go on and slather those noodles and meatballs in rich Alfredo sauce. It’s a cozy homestyle meal that makes dinner and clean-up easy.

25. Hawaiian Meatballs

With a finger-licking-good sauce, nobody will guess meatballs are frozen. Just take it from this Hawaiian-style dish.

The sauce is so yummy. You will want it on kabobs, burgers, wraps, and more!

But can I tell you a little secret? All it calls for is BBQ sauce and fresh pineapples. Yes, just those two ingredients!

26. Quick and Easy Lasagna Recipe with Frozen Meatballs

The only way lasagna can be quick and easy is if it comes pre-made, right? Not so!

You build this dish with five simple ingredients. It has two types of cheese, frozen meatballs, no-cook noodles, and jarred sauce. 

This is the most fuss-free lasagna you can throw together. And the family will love you for it!

27. Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs

Thanksgiving, tailgates, potlucks, or parties, these slow cooker meatballs are fit for many occasions. 

The sweet and tart cranberries highlight the savoriness of the meat. Perk up the sauce with lemon, brown sugar, and ketchup.

With the help of the slow cooker, you can set and forget. Well, except for the occasional stir. 

28. Coconut Red Curry Meatballs

I cannot believe I have not mentioned these curry meatballs yet! This recipe is one of my favorites. 

The sauce is delectable. It’s creamy, coconutty, aromatic, and the right amount of spicy. A twist of lime helps enhance all the flavors. 

Pork meatballs work best. Although, sometimes I opt for vegan meatballs for a plant-based meal.

29. Frozen Meatball Vegetable Soup

Make vegetable soup more substantial with frozen meatballs. Meatballs are an affordable addition with a big reward. 

You get a nourishing and flavorsome meal. And it’s all for the price of pantry staples, plus what is in the freezer.

The frozen veggies and meatballs are swimming in a herby tomato broth. All you need are fresh onions and garlic to spruce it up.

30. Easy BBQ Meatball Kabobs

I’ve had my fair share of kabobs. Yet somehow, it never dawned on me to skewer meatballs until this recipe. 

Meatball kabobs are a simple cookout idea that doesn’t break the bank. More importantly, your friends and family will love them.

The juicy meatballs and vibrant summer veggies get a beautiful char from the grill. And then you coat them in a yummy homemade BBQ sauce.

Now that’s a tasty meatball!

30 Best Frozen Meatball Recipes (+Easy Ideas)

Check out these frozen meatball recipes! From grape jelly meatballs to meatball subs, these are easy and delicious meals the whole family will love.


  • Easy Grape Jelly Meatballs

  • Swedish Meatballs with Frozen Meatballs

  • Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs

  • Instant Pot Frozen Meatballs

  • Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

  • Slow Cooker Barbecue Meatballs

  • Instant Pot BBQ Meatballs

  • Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole

  • Instant Pot Mongolian Meatballs

  • One -Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

  • One -Pan Meatball Stroganoff

  • Crockpot Bourbon Meatballs

  • Spicy Orange Meatballs

  • Easy Italian Wedding Soup with Frozen Meatballs

  • Easy Meatball Subs

  • Asian Crockpot Meatballs

  • Meatball Pizza

  • Easy One-Pan Meatball Pasta

  • Meatball Stuffed Shells

  • Meatball Sliders on King’s Hawaiian Rolls

  • Easy Baked Tortellini and Meatballs

  • Taco Meatball Sub

  • Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs with Spicy Korean Glaze

  • Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo and Meatballs

  • Hawaiian Meatballs

  • Quick and Easy Lasagna Recipe with Frozen Meatballs

  • Slow Cooker Cranberry Meatballs

  • Coconut Red Curry Meatballs

  • Frozen Meatball Vegetable Soup

  • Easy BBQ Meatball Kabobs


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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