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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.

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
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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

Party Cranberry Meatballs

Party Cranberry Meatballs

Party Cranberry Meatballs

Meatballs make a great party food and this recipe makes a lot. You can keep them warm in a slow cooker. They move fast at my parties so plan on refilling the dish.—Jessica Hodgson, Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania

Slow-Cooked Italian Meatballs

Slow-Cooked Italian Meatballs

Slow-Cooked Italian Meatballs

What I love about these meatballs is that they can be served as an appetizer right out of the slow cooker, or alongside your favorite pasta. They also make a delicious sandwich. —Jason Romano, Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Cranberry-Maple Chicken Meatballs

Cranberry-Maple Chicken Meatballs

Cranberry-Maple Chicken Meatballs

When you need a festive appetizer to bring to a party, these saucy chicken meatballs made with maple syrup, Dijon and orange zest taste like the holidays. —Sally Sibthorpe, Shelby Township, Michigan

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

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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