I Love Meatballs!

Move over bacon! Here are 55 of the best meatball recipes ranging from traditional to modern presented in a fun, bold giftable package.

With over 50 recipes ranging from comfortingly traditional to cutting-edge modern, Rick Rodgers expands the role of the beloved meatball inside I Love Meatballs! Dishes inspired by a variety of ethnicities including Italian, Thai, Chinese, Greek, Vietnamese, Swedish, Moroccan, and Indian are made from a full range of meats including beef and veal, pork, lamb, poultry, and even seafood.

Divided into six hunger-inducing categories, I Love Meatballs! shows meatballs as appetizers and dinner entrees, inside soups and breads, and (of course) with pasta, as well as meatballs sizzling off the grill. Recipes range from Greek Keftedes with Tzatziki to Beef Meatballs in Pho, Morroccan Meatballs, Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs, and Grilled Cheeseball Sliders. In addition to sumptuous meatball recipes, readers will find helpful tips and tricks, along with 30 luscious photographs of the meatball doing much more than just sharing the spotlight with spaghetti. 

Praise for I Love Meatballs!

“Each recipe is carefully written and easy to follow. . . . Rick’s Lamb Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce is so tasty, I want to make it over and over.” —Bruce Aidells, co-author of The Complete Meat Cookbook

“[Rick Rodgers] has produced the last word on meatballs: which tools to use; how to grind your own meat, if you’d like; how to prepare them ahead of time; and even how to cheat using store-bought meatballs. There is so much mouthwatering variety here that I’m going to have a hard time choosing which recipes to make first.” —Sara Moulton, author of Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101

About the Author

Rick Rodgers is a renowned cooking instructor and radio and television guest chef who has written dozens of books on virtually every cooking subject, including his best-selling 101 series, and the IACP Cookbook Award nominees Kaffeehaus and The Carefree Cook. Rodgers has also written more than ten titles for a Williams-Sonoma series, as well as Tips Cooks Love by Sur La Table. Rodgers lives in the New York City area.

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