Meatball Mania

Aside from being savory and delicious, these succulent little nuggets can be a healthy source of protein and a vehicle for veggies. They're easy to make, freeze beautifully, and are endlessly variable. Oh, and kids go mad for them. What's not to love?

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Classic Meatball Sub

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Classic Meatball Sub

This recipe makes enough tender meatballs and tangy sauce for two dinners. Have sandwiches one night and freeze the remainder to serve over pasta.

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Chicken-Curry Meatballs

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Chicken-Curry Meatballs

Fresh bread crumbs keep these lean meatballs tender, but dry can be used in a pinch. For an even consistency, mix meatballs using your hands or a fork.

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Go-To Turkey Meatballs

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Go-To Turkey Meatballs

These meatballs are a hit from toddler to teenager. And once you see how easy they are to make, you'll never reach for frozen again.

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Fajita Meatballs

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Fajita Meatballs

To keep meat from sticking to your fingers, wet your hands before forming the balls. Make sure to pack the meat firmly.

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Italian Meatball Soup

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Italian Meatball Soup

This crowd-pleasing soup is chock-full of healthy vegetables and flavorful meatballs. Leftovers make hearty, satisfying lunches.

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Falafel Balls with Lemon-Yogurt Dip

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Falafel Balls with Lemon-Yogurt Dip

These flavorful balls also make a terrific vegetarian appetizer. Use a fork to gently pry them from the baking pan.

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Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Parents magazine.