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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.

Mexican Chicken Meatballs

Mexican Chicken Meatballs

Mexican Chicken Meatballs

These low-fat meatballs taste fabulous on their own, but if you want to take things up a notch, serve with a dip of hot Velveeta cheese and salsa. You could also substitute ground white turkey for the chicken. —Katrina Lopes, Lyman, South Carolina

Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen)

Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen)

Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen)

I host an annual Christmas party for some friends, and one year, I made a dish from each person's background, including these Dutch meatballs with a crispy coating. Talk about a hit! —Tracey Rosato, Markham, Ontario

Italian Appetizer Meatballs

Italian Appetizer Meatballs

Italian Appetizer Meatballs

Store-bought spaghetti sauce speeds up the preparation of these homemade meatball appetizers. Leftovers make terrific sub sandwiches.—Rene McCrory, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Marmalade Meatballs

Marmalade Meatballs

Marmalade Meatballs

We had a pre-Superbowl potluck at work, so I started cooking these meatballs in the morning. By lunch time they were ready. They were a big hit!—Jeanne Kiss, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Cranberry Sauerkraut Meatballs

Cranberry Sauerkraut  Meatballs

Cranberry Sauerkraut Meatballs

I tried these meatballs at a birthday party for a friend, and now I make them all the time. They are super easy to make and perfect for a potluck or a Sunday afternoon football game. —Lisa Castelli, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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

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

Tapas Meatballs with Orange Glaze

Tapas Meatballs with Orange Glaze

Tapas Meatballs with Orange Glaze

Crisp on the outside, moist on the inside, these baked cheese-stuffed appetizers are drizzled with a tasty sweet-sour glaze. —Bonnie Stallings, Martinsburg, West Virginia

BBQ Sauce Meatballs

BBQ Sauce Meatballs

BBQ Sauce Meatballs

I whipped these up for my son’s first birthday so I could serve something savory alongside the cake and ice cream. They’re delicious! —Tara Reeder, Mason, Michigan

Asian Meatballs

Asian Meatballs

Asian Meatballs

“My mom creates her own recipes for wonderful Asian-inspired menus, so I came up with these pork sausage meatballs and dipping sauce to complement her meals.” —Amanda Kotlan, Spokane, Washington

Pork & Rice Meatballs

Pork & Rice Meatballs

Pork & Rice Meatballs

My appetizer meatballs combine two of my favorite Asian dishes —Chinese pork dumplings and steamed chicken balls. —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison, MS
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