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12 Perfect Recipes That Use Leftover Meatballs

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Have some leftover meatballs on hand and not sure what to make with them? Try one of these 12 amazing recipes that the entire family is sure to enjoy. From a casserole dish to salad we have included lots of delicious options to keep those meatballs from going to waste.  

12 Perfect Recipes That Use Leftover Meatballs and 4 pictures of recipes that are included in this post.

How to Store Leftover Meatballs

Leftover meatballs should be allowed to cool completely and then stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Meatballs can be frozen as well for up to 3 months. Be sure to wrap them well in an airtight bag or container to avoid freezer burn. 

12 Delicious Leftover Meatball Recipes

Pork Meatballs in a beige bowl with lots of sauce and fresh herbs on top.
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Easy Pork Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

These pork meatballs in tomato sauce are a very quick meal to put on your table, especially when you are using leftovers meatballs. And if you want to be really quick, then grab a jar of tomato or marinara sauce as well. This is a perfect meal for busy weeknights. 

Two plates of egg noodles on white plates with a white and purple striped towel underneath. Skillet of extra meatballs in the background.
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Creamy Balsamic Meatballs

Balsamic vinegar and heavy cream combine into a surprisingly delicious sauce for meatballs. Serve over egg noodles for a new family favorite! Add a green salad for a complete meal. 

Large meatball sub with melted cheese and herbs next to pickle chips and ruffle potato chips.
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Homemade Meatball Sub

Tender and juicy meatballs in a homemade marinara loaded into a soft sub roll and then toasted with cheese. It is hearty and messy comfort food at its finest. Ready in 10 minutes, these Meatball Subs are a great way to use up leftover meatballs. Turn these into meatball sliders by using small rolls in place of sub rolls. 

Meatball pasta bake in a casserole dish with one serving on a small white plate. Next to those is a bowl of mixed marinated olives and a red napkin.
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Meatball Pasta Bake

This Meatball Pasta Bake is a rich and delicious comfort food dish that you can also pack out with vegetables. An easy dish to make to feed a large group of people, it also freezes well too, making it perfect for batch cooking. You can make your own meatballs, or use store-bought meatballs to save you some time. Add a simple side salad and enjoy this quick dinner idea. 

Meatball sub casserole in a large casserole dish. Casserole is cooked and cheese layer on top is slightly browned and melty.
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The Best Meatball Sub Casserole

This meatball casserole recipe is made with convenient ready-made simple ingredients, this casserole tastes just like a meatball sub from your favourite sub shop! Use up a bunch of leftover meatballs with this simple recipe. 

Close up picture of meatball parmesan casserole in a casserole dish. Cheese is melty and meatballs covered in sauce and cheese are being scooped out with a wooden spoon.
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Meatball Parmesan Casserole

This easy meatball parmesan bake is the perfect last-minute casserole for busy evenings! Just add pre-cooked meatballs, sauce, and a blend of cheeses. Talk about yummy! We used a blend of parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese for this recipe but any combination of cheeses you have on hand will work. 

Close up of no boil lasagna in a casserole dish with lots of fresh herbs on top of melted cheese.
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The Easiest No Boil Lasagna

No need to boil the noodles–this simple No Boil Lasagna recipe is easy to whip up and is loaded with thin sliced meatballs that makes for a delicious, comforting pasta meal. Easy to make ahead and even better as leftovers! This recipe is sure to a big hit with the whole family. 

Gray bowl with spaghetti, sauce, vegan meatballs and basil on top of a brown table runner.
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Quick Vegan Meatballs and Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

These vegan meatballs, spaghetti, and tomato sauce can be prepared very quickly. Once you discover how delicious this is, this will be a weeknight staple for many dinners to come. Use any homemade meatballs for this easy meal (vegan or not). 

Close up picture of panzanella salad that has chunks of bread, tomatoes, red onion, basil, meatballs and dressing.
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Donair Meatball Panzanella Salad

Get ready to enjoy a taste of the East Coast with this Donair meatball Panzanella salad! This dish is a fun way to enjoy a Panzanella salad with your favorite spiced meatballs. The combination of crusty bread, italian meatballs, onions, tomato and more combine together for a great recipe. 

Spicy meatball pasta in a black bowl with fettuccini noodles, meatballs, lots of sauce and sundried tomatoes.
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One-Pot Spicy Meatball Pasta

Looking for a fast and simple easy weeknight dinner? Try our one-pot spicy meatball pasta recipe! It’s a great way to use up leftover meatballs and can be on the table in just 30 minutes. Your family will love it! We think a dollop of ricotta cheese on top of this pasta dish will take it to the next level. 

Meatball frittata in a skillet with basil on top next to a plate. Two drinks and a cutting board with cheese and grater are next to it.
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Spaghetti and Meatball Frittata

Spaghetti and Meatball Frittata puts a clever twist on leftovers, taking your extra meatballs and pasta and turning them into a hearty, savory breakfast or brunch dish. Baked to perfection with eggs, cheese, and your favorite herbs, this breakfast beauty is a delicious way to repurpose your leftover spaghetti and meatballs into a comforting, easy-to-prepare meal.

Italian meatballs in a skillet with sauce and melted cheese. Bottle of wine and striped towel in the background.
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Easy Italian Meatball Appetizer

Use leftover or bagged frozen meatballs, jarred pasta sauce & sliced fresh mozzarella for an easy, tasty Italian Meatball Appetizer! Or have it for dinner. Just add French bread.

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meatball casserole, lasagna, meatball parmesan and panzanella salad in a picture collage

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