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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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Peppered Meatballs

Peppered Meatballs

Peppered Meatballs

Plenty of ground pepper gives these saucy meatballs their irresistible zest. They're so hearty, I sometimes serve them over noodles as a main course. —Darla Schroeder, Stanley, North Dakota

Appetizer Meatballs

Appetizer Meatballs

Appetizer Meatballs

"I made changes to a barbecue sauce recipe to meet my family's taste," writes Cheryl Crowson, Sundance, Wyoming. "When we needed a quick appetizer for a get-together, I tried the sauce over prepared meatballs, and everyone enjoyed it."

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
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Enchilada Meatballs

Enchilada Meatballs

Enchilada Meatballs

Before I retired, these tasty little treats were popular during snack time at work. They're a good way to use up leftover corn bread. —Mearl Harris, West Plains, Missouri

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

I like to dunk these appetizer meatballs in blue cheese or ranch salad dressing. If I make them for a meal, I often skip the dressing and serve with blue cheese polenta on the side. —Amber Massey, Argyle, Texas

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

Easy Meatballs

Easy Meatballs

Easy Meatballs

Just three ingredients are needed for this speedy appetizer from Christine Smoot of Childress, Texas. “These meatballs are so different from all the others…you will never carry any leftovers home,” she assures. “I catered my daughter’s wedding and served them as appetizers.” TIP: “You can also serve over rice for a main dish,” Christine suggests.

Easy Party Meatballs

Easy Party Meatballs

Easy Party Meatballs

Meatballs are always great for parties. This is an easy twist on the usual recipe, and it's very fast to make. —Debbie Paulsen, Apollo Beach, Florida

Crowd-Pleasing Party Meatballs

Crowd-Pleasing Party Meatballs

Crowd-Pleasing Party Meatballs

We served this scrumptious dish at our wedding. It went over so well that it’s been served at other weddings and family functions, and the requests keep coming!

Honey-Mustard Turkey Meatballs

Honey-Mustard Turkey Meatballs

Honey-Mustard Turkey Meatballs

I serve this appetizer often during the holidays. It's nice to have a turkey meatball that doesn't taste like you should have used beef. These tangy meatballs can be prepared ahead and frozen, so even drop-in guests can be treated to a hot snack. -Bonnie Durkin, Nescopeck, Pennsylvania

Polynesian Meatballs

Polynesian Meatballs

Polynesian Meatballs

—Carol Wakley, North East, Pennsylvania
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