The Best Meaty Combination: What Goes Good With Meatballs?

By Rose | Special Cravings

May 17
I Need The Best Meaty Pair: What Goes Good With Meatballs?

You love meatballs, the delicious delicacy that we all put in our spaghetti, but you must be wondering, "What goes well with meatballs?". Well, there are a lot of choices! Meatballs aren't just extremely delicious on their own. They go well with almost all your favorite dishes, just give them a chance!

What Goes Good With Meatballs?

Try out the sauce and pasta together with other recipes! Meatballs are so good and the recipes are quick and easy. It’s fun, especially if the recipe is originally your own. Yep, you can do anything with meatballs!


What Are Meatballs?

What Are Meatballs?

Meatballs, or "meat buns" as some people call them, are made out of either seasoned minced meat or ground meat formed into balls. They are known for their circular shape but they can take other shapes as well.

You can cook them in many different ways: frying, baking, steaming and braising, and use any kind meat (pork, beef, chicken, etc.) or a mixture of different meats.

How Do We Make Meatballs?

Let's start with the basics! Before we mention the different varieties of yummy foods that go well with meatballs, let's first find out how to make them. Below is a video on deep fried meatballs!

What Goes Best With Meatballs?

Let's try to find out the best food that goes best with meatballs and decide which of them you can try to make.

Are you ready?

1. Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Sauce

What a pair! Your meatballs will shine best with sweet and sour sauce. This sauce is a combination of caramelized sugar (usually brown) mixed with vinegar, which creates the sour taste.

I use pineapple juice in my version to make it sour. The sweet combination of the sweet sticky caramel and fruity sourness of the pineapple is irresistible when combined with the meatballs.

2. Meatballs with Pasta

Meatballs with Pasta

When you think of meatballs and pasta, I’m certain you will think of spaghetti. Yep, meatballs and spaghetti is the classic combination, but let’s try this new version first. Meatballs go well with any pasta sauce, and you can choose any kind of pasta apart from spaghetti.

All pasta goes well with meatballs, so be adventurous and make your own recipe!

3. Meatballs with Cheese

What Goes Good With Meatballs: Meatballs with Cheese

Experiment with cheese! There is nothing better than coating meatballs with melted cheese. You can even put cheese cubes inside your meatballs for a creamier taste!

Try mixing different kinds of cheese with it and add some pasta sauce. The result will be Italian bliss!

4. Meatballs with Your Favorite Bread

What Goes Good With Meatballs: Meatballs with Your Favorite Bread

Yes, you can play around with meatballs and your favorite bread. Stuff it inside cheesy bread, eat it with garlic bread or bake meatballs with pastries. Anything goes well with meatballs and flour!

5. Meatballs with Rice

What Goes Good With Meatballs: Meatballs with Rice

Popular recipes, like pots and casseroles, are good for a hearty family meal or group gathering outside. Meatball casserole is always a favorite dish on the table. If you are super famished and have got to choose a meal, choose meatball with rice. I promise you, you’ll be so stuffed, you will need to sleep for a long time afterward.

6. Meatballs with Vegetables

What Goes Good With Meatballs: Meatballs with Vegetables

If you want a healthy recipe with a more oriental touch, choose a recipe with vegetables. They go so well with meatballs, improving the meaty, luxurious taste.

The usual cooking method of cooking meatballs and vegetables is stir-fry. still under the category of frying method. You can even mix some vegetables with the meatballs or better still, stuff some in the center before frying the meatballs.

7. Meatballs with Soup

What Goes Good With Meatballs: Meatballs with Soup

Simmer this classic meatball soup with the ingredients of your choice. It goes with a special broth that makes the soup tastier and smell so inviting.

If you are Italian, you’ll expect the soup to be creamy, while if you’re Mexican, you’ll want spicy soup. What’s your favorite?

Are you surprised about how many different ingredients you can pair meatballs with? Did you know that meatballs are best served with your favorite cocktail and dessert? It does not matter what the ingredients are, it will be yummy. Even meatballs on their own will satisfy your craving for a hearty dish with a meaty taste. Make sure you share this with your friends.

So, what goes best with meatballs? I hope you’ve learned the answer to this question and also enjoyed the article!


About the Author

There’s nothing in this world that excites me more other than cooking. From appetizers to desserts, since then, I’ve always been passionate on making foods.

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Karen Bowles July 22, 2019

I was looking for a recipe for my meatballs w/cheese,as was scrolling down i saw the sub and decided that was what I was going to cook, simply and easy. It’s too hot here.

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