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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.

Sweet N Sour Meatballs

Sweet N Sour Meatballs

Sweet N Sour Meatballs

I often serve these meatballs as an appetizer at parties or over steamed rice as a main entree for dinner.

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.

Buffet Meatballs

Buffet Meatballs

Buffet Meatballs

I need only five ingredients to fix these easy appetizers. Grape juice and apple jelly are the secrets behind the sweet yet tangy sauce that complements convenient packaged meatballs. —Janet Anderson, Carson City, Nevada
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Sauerkraut Meatballs

Sauerkraut Meatballs

Sauerkraut Meatballs

This zesty recipe is a great way to pep up a party! The hot pork sausage and sauerkraut make terrific-tasting meatballs, and the mustard dipping sauce is a nice complement. —Christine Batts, Murray, Kentucky

Tangy Pork Meatballs

Tangy Pork Meatballs

Tangy Pork Meatballs

Yuletide buffet "grazers" stampede for these meatballs! The mouthwatering morsels go so fast, I often make several batches at once. Barbecue sauce adds a nice bite to the mildly seasoned ground pork.—Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota

Mini Hot Dogs 'n' Meatballs

Mini Hot Dogs 'n' Meatballs

Mini Hot Dogs 'n' Meatballs

Hot appetizers don't come much easier than this recipe. It's so popular I usually double the recipe if I have a larger crock pot. You can vary the meats to suit your family's tastes, or increase the heat factor by using a spicier barbecue or spaghetti sauce. Serve with fancy party picks. —Andrea Chamberlain, Macedon, New York

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Among my memories of a reunion held on my farm are these savory meatballs a family member made. That's where I got this recipe that I now make for potlucks and get-togethers. It's so handy to transport and keep warm in a slow cooker, and it makes a great appetizer, too.

Horseradish Meatballs

Horseradish Meatballs

Horseradish Meatballs

"These spicy meatballs with their thick savory sauce are a popular party food," notes Joyce Benninger of Owen Sound, Ontario. "I also like to serve them with rice and a salad for a hearty meal."

Taco Meatballs

Taco Meatballs

Taco Meatballs

"If your family likes meatballs, try these for something a little different," suggests Jackie Hannahs from Fountain, Michigan. The moist meatballs get plenty of zippy flavor from taco seasoning mix. "Plus, they're baked, so there is very little mess."

Sweet 'n' Saucy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Saucy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Saucy Meatballs

I got the recipe for these meatballs from one of my husband's parishioners, and I have modified it over the years. I usually double it to accommodate our big family of eight.—Kim Brandt, Lovell, Wyoming

Christmas Meatballs

Christmas Meatballs

Christmas Meatballs

Cranberry sauce and brown sugar create a tangy glaze for moist meatballs that are good as an appetizer or as a main dish over rice. "We love them so much, I prepare them year-round," says Joyce Bentley of Redlands, California.
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