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Meatball Appetizers

Looking for recipes for meatball appetizers? Taste of Home has the best meatball appetizer recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Sweet 'n' Sour Appetizer Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Sour Appetizer Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Sour Appetizer Meatballs

Since a friend shared this recipe with me several years ago, I've fixed it many times. The tangy meatballs also make a great main dish served with potatoes.

Apple-Mustard Glazed Meatballs

Apple-Mustard Glazed Meatballs

Apple-Mustard Glazed Meatballs

This one couldn’t be simpler! Convenient frozen meatballs simplify the prep; they’re glazed with a sweet-and-savory sauce that stars apple jelly and spicy brown mustard. —Pam Corder, Monroe, Louisiana

Puttanesca Meatball Sliders

Puttanesca Meatball Sliders

Puttanesca Meatball Sliders

Their just-right size and spice set these tender meatballs apart from others you may have tried. Placed on soft dinner rolls and topped with a zesty sauce, these unique sliders quickly win over a crowd. —Amy Coeler, Lemoore, California
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Saucy Cherry Meatballs

Saucy Cherry Meatballs

Saucy Cherry Meatballs

Water chestnuts lend a crunch to these moist ground beef and pork sausage meatballs. The baked bites are glazed with a sweet sauce made with cherry pie filling. "They're perfect for potlucks or parties," notes Marina Castle-Henry of Burbank, California.

Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

Meatballs with Cranberry Dipping Sauce

With their cranberry dipping sauce, these no-fuss appetizer meatballs make use of traditional Thanksgiving ingredients, so they're ideal around the holiday or anytime you're craving those favorite seasonal tastes.—Ann Baker, Texarkana, Texas

Barbecued Party Starters

Barbecued Party Starters

Barbecued Party Starters

These sweet and tangy bites are sure to tide everyone over before dinner. At the buffet, set out some fun toothpicks to make for easy nibbling. —Anastasia Weiss, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania

Canadian Meatballs

Canadian Meatballs

Canadian Meatballs

Whenever we have a brunch at school, I always make these meatballs, and everyone looks forward to sampling them. They make about 5 dozen so they are ideal for potlucks. —Terry Skibiski, Barrington, Illinois

Curried Chicken Meatball Wraps

Curried Chicken Meatball Wraps

Curried Chicken Meatball Wraps

My strategy to get picky kids to eat healthy: Letting everyone assemble their dinner at the table. We love these easy meatball wraps, topped with crunchy veggies and peanuts, sweet raisins, and a creamy dollop of yogurt.—Jennifer Beckman, Falls Church, Virginia

Deluxe Ham Balls

Deluxe Ham Balls

Deluxe Ham Balls

Whenever I serve these saucy baked ham balls to guests, they ask me for the recipe. It's one I've had for many years and is a great use for leftover ham. I love to entertain, and know I can count on these ham balls to be a hit.

Easy Cranberry Meatballs

Easy Cranberry Meatballs

Easy Cranberry Meatballs

This is a versatile recipe to be used either as a main dish or as an appetizer. You simply adjust the size of the meatballs. I like to serve it during the holidays as an appetizer. It works well to curb appetites while your guests await the main meal. -Frances Venator, Ottumwa, Iowa

Garlic-Filled Meatballs

Garlic-Filled Meatballs

Garlic-Filled Meatballs

Family and friends will go wild for these "gourmet" meatballs. I also use the chutney to top baked chicken, steaks and burgers.
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