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Meatball Appetizers

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We farm 2,000 acres and raise a few thousand chicken, so I'm often too busy to cook much in the summer. These appetizers are quick and easy, though, and perfect for hot days when you want to eat light. During the winter, when we have more time to entertain, they're also a great hit with guests.

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Mom's Meatballs

Mom's Meatballs

Mom's Meatballs

In El Dorado, Arkansas, Dorothy Smith bakes a large batch of moist meatballs that are tender and flavorful. Serve some for dinner and freeze the extras for the two tasty recipes that follow.

Saucy Turkey Meatballs

Saucy Turkey Meatballs

Saucy Turkey Meatballs

It's easy to turn lean ground turkey into these moist, tender meatballs. Ideal for informal gatherings of family and friends, the appetizers feature a tangy sauce that my guests find delicious.—Janell Fugitt, Cimarron, Kansas

Crunch Swiss and Ham Appetizers

Crunch Swiss and Ham Appetizers

Crunch Swiss and Ham Appetizers

We farm 2,000 acres and raise a few thousand chicken, so I'm often too busy to cook much in the summer. These appetizers are quick and easy, though, and perfect for hot days when you want to eat light. During the winter, when we have more time to entertain, they're also a great hit with guests.

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Rosemary Veal Meatballs

Rosemary Veal Meatballs

Rosemary Veal Meatballs

These savory appetizer meatballs, seasoned with rosemary and garlic, get a touch of sweetness from chopped golden raisins. "They will be a hit at your next gathering," assures Rhonda Maiani of Chapel Hill, North Carolina..

Hoisin Cocktail Meatballs

Hoisin Cocktail Meatballs

Hoisin Cocktail Meatballs

These upscale, Asian-inspired meatballs are ideal for appetizer parties or get-togethers with friends. Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Cheesy Meatballs

Cheesy Meatballs

Cheesy Meatballs

Can meatballs be lucky? My guys think so, and they want them for game time. My beef, sausage and cheese recipe has a big fan following. —Jill Hill, Dixon, Illinois

Italian Meatball Buns

Italian Meatball Buns

Italian Meatball Buns

These soft little rolls come with a surprise inside—savory Italian meatballs. They're wonderful dipped in marinara sauce, making them fun for my grandkids and adults, too. I love how easy they are to put together. —Trina Linder-Mobley, Clover, South Carolina

Bourbon Ham Balls

Bourbon Ham Balls

Bourbon Ham Balls

Grandma Nette was the queen of ham ball recipes. I make them salty-sweet with a bourbon and vinegar kick. Serve them alone, in a sandwich or over pasta or rice. —Kimla Carsten, Grand Junction, Colorado

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey Meatballs

A splash of pomegranate juice turns ordinary meatballs into something extraordinary. I love the sweet lightness of the glaze combined with the ground turkey, herbs and spices. —Danielle D'Ambrosio, Brighton, Massachusetts

Muffin Pan Meatballs

Muffin Pan Meatballs

Muffin Pan Meatballs

This is a simple weeknight recipe my grandma passed along to me. I grew up on a farm where my father was a beef producer, so we always had ground beef in the freezer. I made these meatballs for our family and for kids while I was babysitting, and they were always a hit. Leftovers reheat well the next day. —Provided by Karen Davis, Culinary Specialist, on behalf of Physicians Mutual Insurance

Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs

For holiday parties, I make glazed meatballs and deliver them in the slow cooker so they’re spicy, sweet and ready to eat. —Gail Borczyk, Boca Raton, Florida
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