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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.

Easy Cranberry Meatballs

Easy Cranberry Meatballs

Easy Cranberry Meatballs

This is a versatile recipe to be used either as a main dish or as an appetizer. You simply adjust the size of the meatballs. I like to serve it during the holidays as an appetizer. It works well to curb appetites while your guests await the main meal. -Frances Venator, Ottumwa, Iowa

Party Meatballs

Party Meatballs

Party Meatballs

These meatballs in a sweet, tangy sauce can be made a day in advance and reheated. We usually serve them at birthday parties. - Irma Schnuelle, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

Cheese Meatballs

Cheese Meatballs

Cheese Meatballs

I often rely on these rich, cheesy meatballs for party appetizers. Or I serve them alongside a tossed salad for a quick meal in minutes. —Rachel Frost, Tallula, Illinois
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Barbecue Meatballs

Barbecue Meatballs

Barbecue Meatballs

I came across this recipe while living abroad many years ago. These meatballs are as finger-licking good as barbecued ribs but easier to eat.—Dane Harvill, Mosca, Colorado

Apple Meatballs

Apple Meatballs

Apple Meatballs

Since first taking these meatballs to various social events a few years ago, I've shared the recipe many times. Sweet apple jelly provides a nice contrast to the tangy barbecue sauce. - Kay Townsend, Obion, Tennessee.

Nacho Meatballs

Nacho Meatballs

Nacho Meatballs

One day, I didn't have time to cook spaghetti sauce for my meatballs. So I used canned soup as a substitute. This dish has great cheesy flavor and a little crunch from the french-fried onions. - June Clark, Clarkrange, Tennessee.

Teriyaki Meatballs

Teriyaki Meatballs

Teriyaki Meatballs

This one-time appetizer idea was changed so many times because of my family's suggestions that it eventually became a main course. I think the homemade sauce sets these meatballs apart. - Evette Nowicki, Oak Harbor, Washington

Piquant Meatballs

Piquant Meatballs

Piquant Meatballs

These meatballs, baked in a well-seasoned sauce, are always on the menu for our family's informal Christmas Eve get-togethers. Leftovers— if there are any— are a cinch to reheat in a slow cooker.

Meatball and Sausage Bites

Meatball and Sausage Bites

Meatball and Sausage Bites

The Country/Victorian wedding Jim and I planned included a ceremony in front of a hitching post Jim made and two special hula dances (I belong to a Hawaiian dance troupe). A good friend, Linda Allen, prepared this meaty snack, with was a hit.

Barbecued Meatballs

Barbecued Meatballs

Barbecued Meatballs

This is always a hit with guests— and with me, too, because it's simple and can be assembled ahead of time.—Mrs. Melvin Schnuelle, Manitowac, Wisconsin

Beef N Cheddar Biscuits

Beef N Cheddar Biscuits

Beef N Cheddar Biscuits

This was a winning recipe at the county fair when I was a child. It's a family favorite—and great picnic fare.—Della Jackson, Loomis, California
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