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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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Oozy Green Eyeballs

Oozy Green Eyeballs

Oozy Green Eyeballs

Because it calls for frozen prepared meatballs, this unique appetizer takes mere minutes to prepare.—Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio

Sauerkraut Ham Balls

Sauerkraut Ham Balls

Sauerkraut Ham Balls

Cooking is something I've always enjoyed...particularly when I'm doing it for people who enjoy eating! This dish is such a family favorite that I'll buy a ham sometimes just so I can make. I'm a city bus driver who likes to swap recipes with passengers. My husband and I have two sons, 20 and 18.

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Turkey gives a different twist to these slightly sweet and spicy meatballs. For the holidays, I serve them on a tray lined with parsley and garnished with red pepper or pimientos. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
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Hot Tamale Meatballs

Hot Tamale Meatballs

Hot Tamale Meatballs

"This zippy appetizer is my family's favorite dish using cumin," reports Darlene Babineaux of Arabi, Louisiana.

Bone-Crunching Meatballs

Bone-Crunching Meatballs

Bone-Crunching Meatballs

Water chestnuts are the secret ingredient in these unique meatballs. Kids will love the “bone-like” crunch the chestnuts add when they bite into each meatball!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

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

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

Snappy Cocktail Meatballs

Snappy Cocktail Meatballs

Snappy Cocktail Meatballs

This recipe was given to me over 20 years ago by a German lady. They're easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time.- Nancy Means, Moline, Illinois

Stroganoff Meatballs

Stroganoff Meatballs

Stroganoff Meatballs

These no-fuss meatballs make a marvelous main meal...or serve them as an appealing appetizer. For even quicker preparation, make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze. Then thaw, combine with the creamy sauce and warm in a chafing dish.

Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

"I hate to cook, so I'm always looking for fast and easy recipes like this one," writes Hazel Bates of Clinton, Oklahoma. A sweet sauce coats these firm meatballs that are made with ground turkey for a nice change of pace.
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