Time-saving technique puts a meal on the table in 30 minutes or less

If you love meatballs but hate the mess of pan-browning them, turn to the oven for a quick fix.

Meatball variations

Shaped and baked, Italian Oven-fried Meatballs are ready in minutes. Spice up basic ground beef with Italian sausage, or give it an aromatic Middle Eastern spin with pine nuts and cinnamon (Kofte Meatballs). Ground turkey with sage and cranberries makes an all-American blend (Turkey-Sage Meatballs).

Three quick meatball entrées

Mix and match any of the meatball flavor variations with the serving suggestions that follow: tossed with penne and pungent mustard greens, sandwiched with cheese and arugula in a French roll, or wrapped with lettuce and dolloped with yogurt in pocket bread.

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