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22 Of The Best Ground Veal Recipes

Want to cook with veal more but not sure how? We’ve got a range of family favorites with veal meat to add a twist on a classic and to try something new.

Veal is the meat of calves aged 20-22 weeks old. Veal is pink or yellow due to the age of the calve.

Due to the youth of the meat, veal provides a delicate flavor. It is creating an umami-like taste that is clean yet meaty.

Veal Easy Meatballs

Classic Spaghetti & Vealballs

A must-have recipe for any foodie, mother, or fan of Italian flavors!

This crowd-pleasing classic can be as simple as Melissa Rubel Jacobson’s Recipe as a quick weekday pasta. Or more indulgent with additional flavors and sauces.

Italian Style Kids Vealballs.

Not only a firm adult favorite, but kids also love veal-balls too.

The Hungary Soul has a brilliant recipe that introduces flavor to a classic kids dish, introducing new tastes while remaining child-friendly!

Ground Veal Meatballs

You can’t go wrong when it comes to spaghetti and meatballs.

Eat Picks has a great feature on veal meatballs, explaining how to make your meatballs using simple, kitchen staple ingredients and, of course, how to get the most flavor out of your veal!

Veal Meatballs

Veal Balls in a White Wine Sauce

Cecile’s Cuisine uses the dream pairing of heavy cream and white wine for a sauce to accompany their ground veal meatball recipe that’s simple, refined, and delicious.

Low Carb & Keto Meatballs

Are you looking for low-carb Veal recipes and ideas? We’ve found some!

These gluten-free baked meatballs tick all the health boxes for those who are following a keto-based eating plan.

Taste and See’s Veal Piccata Baked Meatballs are deliciously hearty.

Paired with a buttery lemon sauce and including shallots, garlic, and capers, this Recipe is standing firm in its Italian roots, paying homage to the way Italians cook veal.

Holly also has some wonderful other meatball recipes that are worth checking out!

Ikea Style Veal Meatballs

Fan of Swedish meatballs? These caramelized onion meatballs are reminiscent of the ones you get in Ikea but so much better.

What’s In The Pan’s Olya has created a veal caramelized onion meatball recipe with accompanying sauce for the tender veal balls.

Pair with creamy mashed potatoes and peas or fresh pasta straight from the pot. Delicious.

Ground Veal Masala Meatballs

Hot dinner date or fine dining yourself in the comfort of your own home? Meatball Marsala by Kaffee And Kuchen is bound to tickle your tastebuds.

Created in a creamy, mildly sweet sauce, these meatballs are a perfect date night dinner and add additional interest to their flavoring, which uses a hint of rosemary, heavy cream, and a bag of spinach aside. * Chef’s KISS*

Bobby Flay’s Italian Meatball Recipe.

If you’re looking for a meat-heavy recipe, Bobby Flay’s Italian Meatball recipe has got you covered.

With the Cozy Cooks recommending pairing them with Italian dressing and cheesy garlic bread, this is the ultimate Italian feat night meal!

Mixing three types of meat, including veal, parmesan cheese, and homemade marinara sauce, there’s nothing more Italian about this feast.

The best thing is you can freeze the meatballs, too, allowing you to re-live your Italian pasta fantasy whenever you want to.

Veal Pasta Dishes

Ground Veal Ragu

Are you looking for home comfort in a bowl?

Savory Experiments have a ground veal ragu recipe with aromatic spices and without the tomato sauce, most commonly featured in a pasta ragu.

Use thick pasta to grip onto the sauce.

Orecchiette with Veal, Capers and White Wine Recipe. 

There’s nothing more delicious than orecchiette soaked in a sauce.

This veal, capers, and white wine recipe by Food & Wine’s Grace Parisi includes parsley, rosemary & thyme and uses dry white wine.

Easy to whip up in the kitchen, it looks more complicated than it is!

Veal Bolognese

Ground Veal Bolognese

Lighter than most Bolognese dishes, Kosher’s Recipe is full of herbed flavor, using: basil, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, sage, and tarragon.

With veal absorbing the flavor it’s cooked in, this Bolognese is compelling for your taste buds and is a must-try.

Offering flavor in no time, with preparation and cooking time coming in at just 30 minutes.

Cubanelle and Veal Bolognese.

A great Bolognese to top pasta, spaghetti squash, or sweet potato noodles.

Cindy Anschutz Barbieri uses sweet Italian Cubanelle peppers in her Recipe. The peppers are providing a peppered honey favorite.

If you’re In need of a super quick, midweek meal for you and your family? Super Quick, mid-week Veal Bolognese.

The Life Jolie’s fast and easy veal Bolognese is quick and easy as a mid-week meal for you, your partner, or your kids too.

Jessy from The Life Of Jolie recommends cooking your veal in olive oil to keep it tender and support the flavoring process and advises using fresh herbs near the end of cooking to allow the flavors to be fragrant and fresh.


Ground Veal Burgers

Krumpli’s No Messin’ Veal Burger gets our vote. A pink veal patty with nutty Gouda cheese and parma ham with cooked onions.

This ground veal burger is the burger for foodies. The non-greasy nature of veal makes it the perfect meat for a burger patty. (And much easier to eat!)

Bistro Style Veal Burgers

Looking to level up your burger offering at your next cook-out? These bistro burgers will do the trick.

Follow Theresa Rezente’s bistro burger recipe, complete with flour topped buns for an easy and taste ground veal burger that pairs as well with jack cheese as it does cheddar.

Ground Veal Burgers with Lemon and Butter

You’ll notice a few veal and lemon pairings in this veal list.

As veal absorbs the flavor around it, lemon adds a zest of further flavor to the young meat.

The Spruce Eat’s Recipe by Diana Rattray is easy to follow, simple, and refined with its ingredients to create a solid, impactful flavor.

Vealy Good Meals

Not only is Veal meat easy to swap into a classic dish due to its light, delicate nature, but veal is also able to adapt and hold flavors while cooking.

Veal Scaloppini Ai Funghi

A classic presentation of veal, thinly sliced as a Scallop.

The scallop, then paired with mushrooms, sage, and white wine.

This indulgent scaloppine is perfect with fluffy mashed potatoes, greens, or even pasta or rice.

Ground Veal Meatloaf

Adam Siegel’s Veal Meatloaf collaboration with Strauss Brands uses ground veal to make meatloaf.

A simple, fuss-free recipe that you make with your hands using a selection of store cupboard essentials.

Ground Veal Crackslaw

Wanting something different? If you’re following a low-carb diet or eating plan, this Veal Crackslaw is for you.

A spicy recipe using veal and mushrooms, leeks, and garlic.

Using Asian seasoning, Victoria Haneveer’s Recipe balances both plants and protein.

Ground Veal Mushroom Herb Loaves

Are you looking for something healthy for dinner? Like veal meatloaf, these ground veal and mushroom herb loaves include omega-3 rich walnuts and vitamin and mineral-filled mushrooms with herbs, onions, and garlic.

Advised to be served with some steam greens and mash potatoes, this is a dish of balance, perfect for those looking for a health-conscious option without sacrificing flavor.

Italian Stuffed Eggplant With Ground Veal.

Eggplant and cheese paired with veal. What’s not to love?

The herbs and spice flavors bring this dish alive, adding flavor to both the meat and the eggplant.

Use salt to bring out the flavor and remove any excess water wherever possible to hold the dish together.

Ground Veal Kofta Kabobs

Jersey Girl Cooks’ Kofta Kabobs made with ground veal shows just how versatile veal can be—using ground veal, Greek seasonings, feta, and spinach for a classic Greek dish that only involves four ingredients.

These kabobs are ideal for a cook-out, summer salad, or Greek Meze. Quick and easy to both make and eat!

Hopefully, you’ve found these ground veal recipes inspiring and have potentially even got you hungry!

Enjoy cooking and experimenting with ground veal, and be sure to share what you’ve made!

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