We’re apparently obsessed with spherical-shaped foods, but can you blame us? There are meatballs, cheesecake balls, energy balls, macaroni and cheese balls, and everything in between–they literally come in all shapes and sizes. With entertaining season in full-swing, these 11 recipes are just what you need to impress your loved ones and nail the novelty factor as well. Warning: make more than enough to share.
You’re going to love the taste of these balls
Veg Balls in Hot Garlic SauceThe marriage of Indian and Chinese cuisines doesn’t get much better than this. Imagine these pillowy carrot-cabbage-bell pepper balls dipped in warming homemade sauce spiked with Szechuan peppers. It’s the perfect dinner to chase the winter blues away.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Veg Recipes of India
AranciniThese classic Italian rice balls will never go out of style. And for good reason. Look at the cheese oozing out of the centre. That perfection can be achieved with just five ingredients. What are you waiting for?
GET THE RECIPE HERE Just A Taste
Swedish MeatballsBeen sneaking off to Ikea to get your fill? Well, thanks to this recipe, you don’t have to anymore. In fact, blogger Chungah at Damn Delicious promises you that her version in a creamy gravy sauce is even better than the Swedish retailer’s.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Damn Delicious
Avocado FrittersWe agree with blogger Melanie at A Beautiful Bite, she should have named these little guys Fiesta Bites. The taste of Mexico (think avocado, roasted corn, cilantro and jalapenos) are crammed into these fritters, which will have you going, “Ole!” on the very first bite.
GET THE RECIPE HERE A Beautiful Bite
Potato BallsYou’re going to deliberately start making extra mashed potatoes just so that you have an excuse to make these crispy, deep-fried beauties. We’re going to take blogger Jehan’s advice and add some bacon and green onions to our batch. Yum!
GET THE RECIPE HERE Jehan Can Cook
Macaroni and Cheese Baked Cheese BallsLike a simple box of KD wasn’t enough, now this recipe has gone and ruined the way we indulge in this pleasure forever. The only saving grace of this obvious gluttony is that the balls are baked, instead of fried. Proceed with caution.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Averie Cooks
Cranberry Almond Bacon Cheese BallAnything with bacon is a winner, right? This festive recipe is extremely versatile and can be made with whatever cheese you fancy from feta and Gorgonzola or goat cheese. The only problem you’ll have is trying to stop yourself from eating it all by yourself.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Favourite Family Recipes
Turtle CheeseballThis time-saving, shareable dessert calls for making just one big sphere, meaning no fiddling around with crafting tiny, perfect rounds. Go crazy with the accompaniments with everything from pretzels to (dare we say it!) crispy bacon slices.
GET THE RECIPE HERE Shugary Sweets
Snickerdoodle PoppersNeed a warm, gooey dessert in 15 minutes? This recipe is your answer. Trust us, you won’t be able to stop devouring these cookie-inspired delicacies dusted with cinnamon sugar and stuffed with Jell-O vanilla pudding. Sharing is purely optional.
GET THE RECIPE HERE OMG Chocolate Desserts
Strawberry Graham Cheese Ball BitesThese are perfect for when you want just a smidgen of dessert without too much of the guilt. We love that they can be made ahead of time and then get speared with a salty pretzel stick just before serving. Sweet-n-salty...hmmmm!
GET THE RECIPE HERE Five Heart Home
No-Bake Energy BitesYour vegan and raw friends will adore you for making them these treats, but your “eat everything” friends will be fiending for a stash of their own. What’s not to like? Coconut flakes, peanut butter, chocolate chips (or nibs)…wait, are you sure you want to share them?
GET THE RECIPE HERE Gimme Some Oven