Can’t get enough ground veal recipes? We have the best list of ideas for you! Ground veal is extremely versatile, anything you can make with ground beef you can substitute with this leaner protein option. It’s lower in fat yet remarkably moist, tender and velvety smooth in texture when cooked! This means it works well in so many different types of preparation from French and Italian food to Greek and Egyptian cuisine and so much more! 

It’s no surprise that ground veal recipes can be found in a wide variety of cultures and countries because it’s so delicious and nutritious.

It’s fabulous in recipes like meatballs, burgers, casseroles, soups, and so much more. For example you can try the Caramelized Onion Meatballs in Sauce, Pho Soup Recipe With Shirataki Noodles, Moussaka, Veal Burgers, and more! 

And if you’re looking for more ground meat recipes, take a look at these 24 Easiest Ground Beef Crockpot Recipes or these 26 Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes.

1. Veal Piccata Baked Meatballs

These Veal Piccata Baked Meatballs are absolutely fabulous, plump, and tender. They are packed with traditional Italian flavors that everyone will adore. These low-carb/keto meatballs are baked to perfection and taste amazing with zucchini noodles, sandwich bread, or a la cart! Veal is 85-88% lean so it’s best to cook them on a wire cooling rack over a sheet pan. 

2. Moroccan Veal Kefta

Moroccan ground veal recipes like this veal kefta will delight your senses. Travel to Morocco in the comfort of your own home! It’s sure to be a hit at the dinner table. Veal from calves that are raised ethically and responsibly are a delicacy. Like the ones from Cedar Springs through Mountain States Rosen as used in this recipe. Their meat was minimally processed without artificial ingredients. When everyone is done eating you can remove the meat from the skewers and save it for later! 

3. Ground Veal Burgers

Ground veal burgers are so fabulous with lemon juice, butter, and spices like nutmeg and black pepper. If you love juicy burgers and veal, you’re going to love these veal burgers. Featuring a richer flavor that is more pronounced. While nutmeg is normally used as a dessert spice you just have to try it as a savory flavor. If you’re looking to amp up the burgers add a topping such as caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms with thyme, baby spinach or arugula, or a strong cheese like goat, provolone, or blue cheese! 

4. Caramelized Onion Meatballs in Sauce

My hubby loves ground veal recipes especially these Caramelized Onion Meatballs in Sauce! While meatballs are usually made with regular ground beef or a mixture of pork and beef- you will adore these ground beef meatballs. Featuring breadcrumbs that have been soaked in milk, caramelized onions, broth & cream! They are so super tender, ready in 30 minutes, and the caramelized onion plus sauce combo is absolutely heavenly! 

5. Orecchiette with Veal, Capers, and White Wine

I am delighted to now have another amazing ground veal dish  in my repertoire. The orecchiette is so moist and light. I sure  hope you will pick this recipe to try! It’s a winner for sure. Ingredients needed include 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 medium onion, 1 garlic clove, 1 pound ground veal, Kosher salt, black pepper, and ½ cup dry white wine. For the broth you need 1 ½ cups chicken stock, 1 teaspoon chopped thyme, ½ teaspoon chopped rosemary, capers, orecchiette, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and unsalted butter. 

6. Veal Ragù

I love ground veal recipes like this Ragu and this one looks so good and has such a great combo of spices! You can make an extra special Sunday night dinner with a side dish like Cheese and Herb Stuffed Artichokes or Garlic Mashed Cauliflower! All you have to do is simmer the ground veal with garlic, onion, olive oil, capers and seasoning! It is truly a fabulous comfort dish you will want to make again and again! Why is this ragu not red though? Did you know ragù is just meat simmered with vegetables and not specifically tomatoes? 

7. Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

I adore ground veal and was so thrilled to find and try this dish! It turned out delicious too! I might have put too much meat mixture in it the first time but that’s an easy fix. This low carb Sweet and Sour Meatloaf is baked with a tangy and sweet sauce right on top. Featuring spicy dill pickles, shredded cheese, and a homemade ketchup. Key ingredients include 1 lb ground veal, ¼ cup diced dill pickles, and 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese.

8. Pappardelle with White Bolognese

If you’re a meat lover, you can’t beat ground veal. It’s such a delicious meat flavor! Like this tomato-free Bolognese with pancetta, cremini mushrooms, and fresh herbs! The total time it takes is 2 hrs 45 mins and makes 4 portions. This comforting pappardelle alla Bolognese is packed with flavor. The most important part is making sure you have enough time to reduce the ragù. Also don’t forget to pan fry the sage with rendered pancetta fat because it’s out of this world delicious. 

9. Veal Lasagna

Looking for the best ground veal recipes? Look no further than veal lasagna! I have made this recipe so many times and my family loves it. It makes 8 servings so it’s the perfect amount. You will need 12 cooked and drained lasagna noodles, 2 cups of shredded Provolone or Mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup freshly and grated Parmesan cheese! Also you need lean Ontario ground veal, sliced mushrooms, minced garlic, chopped onions, chopped green pepper, dried basil and oregano, and smooth ricotta cheese! 

10. Veal Stuffed Pasta Shells

I’m so happy that I stumbled on this recipe for Veal Stuffed Pasta Shells! I just bought some ground veal too! I had another recipe in mind but I have to make these stuffed pasta shells. With clear traditional roots in Italian cuisine no one knows if it came straight from Italy itself or from immigrants who came to the US. Either way it is a fabulous and simple meal that’s really rich and tastes amazing with a splash of lemon or another acidic element to balance it out. 

11. Veal Cheeseburger Macaroni

Ground veal recipes like this cheeseburger macaroni is an instant favorite with kids and myself. Everyone had a plate of seconds, and there were no leftovers to save for later. It is creamy, thick, complicated, and just about the best comfort dish you will ever have. The meaty filling, chewy noodles, and creamy sauce is perfect for parties and potlucks! All you have to do is double the ingredients to make enough to feed a crowd. It is sure to be a hit at a party and everyone will adore it. You can even make it over a weekend, freeze it, and then enjoy it all week long.

12. Giouvarlakia, Greek Meatball Soup Avgolemono

When I was a kid I rarely had the chance to eat veal! My mom cooked with ground beef, chicken, and pork. Sometimes when you don’t have things you are more appreciative of them later in life. That’s how I feel about veal and this Giouvarlakia, Greek Meatball Soup Avgolemono! I’m a passionate foodie so I love trying various cuisines and food styles! This recipe is fabulous too, I make it all the time. The best part is that you only need simple ingredients and minimal fuss. 

13. Pho Soup Recipe With Shirataki Noodles & Chili Spiced Veal Meatballs

Asian style ground veal recipes like this Pho Soup With Shirataki Noodles & Chili Spiced Veal Meatballs will have you bursting with joy! Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup featuring broth, a protein, noodles, herbs, and seasoning. The meatballs are the star of the show made with heavenly ingredients! For example you will need ground veal, crushed pork rinds, eggs, diced onions, chili sauce, and garlic cloves. You will also need fresh grated ginger, olive oil, and sesame oil! 

14. Stuffed Savoy Cabbage | Rachael Ray

I adore this recipe for Stuffed Savoy Cabbage by Rachael Ray. It was excellent and my family thought it was great also. The slightly crispy and wilted seasoned cabbage combined with the savory tender ground veal will have you a fan in no time. They’re easy to store in the freezer too for meal planning. Just set the leftovers in a plastic air tight bag or wrap it tight with plastic wrap. They’re best served fresh though; to reheat the Stuffed Savoy Cabbage simply thaw it then bake in the oven for 15 minutes. 

15. Veal Steamed Dumplings (Dim sum)

Steamed ground veal recipes like this Dim Sum Dumplings will instantly become your new favorite thing. The best thing about steaming is how healthy it is. This recipe for Dim Sum is super nutritious and simple to make. What is dim sum? The Cantonese translation means “touch the heart” and it refers to cooked bite size portion food that is served with tea. Ground veal makes a delicious filling for this recipe! The flavors and textures are out of this world! You have to try it at least once. 

16. Veal Shepherd’s Pie

Veal Shepherd’s Pie will have you in a food coma in the blink of an eye. With ground veal this comforting casserole is the perfect family meal. This casserole is a great make ahead dish as well. You will need all the classic Shepherd’s Pie ingredients like 3 lbs of peeled and quartered potatoes, milk, butter, chopped fresh parsley, and chopped fresh chives! You also need one pound of ground veal, 2 cloves of garlic, one chopped onion, dried thyme and pepper, all-purpose flour, chicken stock, and a few more things. 

17. Veal Burgers with Port Onions

If you’re looking for the best ground veal recipes, look no further! These burgers with port onions melt in your mouth and always delight a crowd. Featuring delightful Parma ham, gooey Gouda cheese, and caramelized port onions that are slow cooked to perfection. Did you know veal is particularly low in fat with appropriately 8%? That’s why if you want an extra juicy veal burger it’s helpful to add some fatty pork belly! 

18. Sloppy Joe Stuffed Biscuits

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Biscuits are a super yummy way to cook ground veal! The mixture of traditional tomato sauce and ground veal makes an extraordinary homemade sloppy joe filling! Plus, with minimal changes, you can make it low carb and keto friendly. It’s fun to mold the biscuit dough into a little cup inside the muffin pan! Then just stuff them with the veal mixture and bake! 

19. Italian Stuffed Eggplant with Ground Veal

Italian ground veal recipes like this Stuffed Eggplant are always a crowd pleaser! It’s is low in carbohydrates and is a classic mouthwatering comfort food. I just made this recipe again the other week and I’m already craving it again. Plus it is keto friendly, gluten free, and a great way to eat more vegetables because of the eggplant. I love sharing easy dinners that still warm up hearts and bellies. 

20. Ground Veal Tacos

You can make ground veal tacos with so many different ingredients. I added sauteed Italian zucchini, fennel seeds, then fresh basil at the end to my veal taco meat. It tasted fantastic. You will need one pound of ground veal, one medium chopped onion, one teaspoon chili powder, one half teaspoon salt, one half teaspoon garlic powder, and eight ounces of tomato sauce. Other key ingredients include 12 medium taco shells, 6 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, and sour cream- yum!

21. Southwestern Veal Tacos 

Southwestern ground veal recipes like tacos are the perfect idea for family dinner. This recipe is most definitely a keeper dish. Anytime I find ground veal I snatch it right up! Last time I was in between veal purchases I found this recipe idea so I’m so excited to try it. Key ingredients include oil, chili powder, cumin powder, adobo spice, diced onions, and tomatoes. My favorite ingredients include Piloncillo, chipotle en adobo, cilantro, and lime. 

22. Baked Ziti With Spinach & Veal 

Baked Ziti with Spinach and Veal takes 1 hour and 40 minutes to cook resulting in 4 to 6 servings. When you prep your 2 bundles of farm spinach, make sure you trim, wash, dry, and chop! You will start by boiling water in a large pot while heating the oil in a skillet. Then brown your ground veal until it’s slightly brown and crumbled before adding the chopped carrot, shallots, garlic, and sage! Ultimately it needs to bake for 45 minutes total. 

23. Bistro Veal Burgers

Bistro ground veal recipes for burgers are great for a backyard BBQ, family dinner, potluck, or party any of the year. These burgers are especially moist and tender yet non-greasy and delicious. They take 15 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes to cook, and make 4 servings. You will need 1 slice of bread that is torn into small pieces, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 egg, 2 chopped basil leaves, fresh rosemary, and 4 slices of Cheddar or pepper jack cheese. 

24. Dutch Croquetten 

This delicious Dutch appetizer is sure to be a hit! These breaded and seasoned veal dumplings are fried to perfection. They are ready in 25 minutes and result in 8 servings. Just grab 1 pound of lean ground veal and 2 tablespoons of butter to get started. Then gather 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, ½ cup milk, ½ cup chicken broth, ½ teaspoon paprika, chili powder, and curry powder! 

25. Veal And Eggplant Moussaka

Greek ground veal recipes like Moussaka are perfect for when you want to try new styles of cuisine! Moussaka is a classic Greek dish that is also popular in the Middle East, the Balkans, Turkey, Egypt, and more. It’s so popular it is served in top restaurants all over the world! With layers of flavors that are sure to stick in your memory you will want to make it again and again. The contrast of ground meat and crisp eggplant is lovely! 

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25 Tantalizing Ground Veal Recipes

By: Drizzle
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
ground veal burgers
These spinach and asiago burgers are the perfect way to create something delicious with ground veal.


  • 1 lb ground veal
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped spinach
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated fresh asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • Salt & pepper


  • Mix all of your ingredients together in a bowl and form into 4 patties.
  • Grill on bbq till meat is cooked. T
  • Serve on a bun with any toppings you like


Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 27gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 315mgPotassium: 425mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 423IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 138mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Main meals
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