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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.

Pistachio-Turkey Meatballs in Orange Sauce

Pistachio-Turkey Meatballs in Orange Sauce

Pistachio-Turkey Meatballs in Orange Sauce

Pistachios and a bright, spicy orange sauce flavored with honey and basil make these mini-meatballs a real party favorite. — Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

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
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Chicken Wing Dings

Chicken Wing Dings

Chicken Wing Dings

Your guests will have a ball sampling this appetizer that has all the flavor and saucy goodness of traditional Buffalo chicken wings, but without the bones. —Suzanne Clark, Phoenix, Arizona

Hoisin Meatball Lettuce Wraps

Hoisin Meatball Lettuce Wraps

Hoisin Meatball Lettuce Wraps

I make these tangy-sweet appetizers every year during the holidays, and it doesn't take long for them to disappear.—Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas

Barbecue Glazed Meatballs

Barbecue Glazed Meatballs

Barbecue Glazed Meatballs

Stock your freezer with these meatballs and you'll always have an appetizer on hand for unexpected guests. We even like to eat them as a main dish with rice or noodles on busy weeknights. —Anna Finley, Columbia, 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

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 meatballs combine two of my favorite Asian dishes—Chinese pork dumplings and steamed chicken balls. I make a simple ginger teriyaki sauce for dipping. —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
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