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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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Sweet-Hot Sausage Meatballs

Sweet-Hot Sausage Meatballs

Sweet-Hot Sausage Meatballs

These good-tasting sausage meatballs disappear before anything else on the table or buffet. They have a delightful tang with a bit of crunch from the water chestnuts. I've used the recipe for over 20 years because it's so easy to do and comes out perfect every time. —Claire Stryker, Boulder City, Nevada

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.

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.
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Passover Meatballs

Passover Meatballs

Passover Meatballs

These moist and slightly sweet meatballs are popular with family and friends during the spring holiday season. They're bound to become a tradition at your house. -Julie Sollinger Chicago, Illinois

Favorite Cranberry Meatballs

Favorite Cranberry Meatballs

Favorite Cranberry Meatballs

Although this recipe is perfect for the holiday season, plan to use it all year-round—cranberries add "zing" to menus anytime. And, if you're looking for an appetizer idea, shape the meatballs smaller and serve with party picks.

Glazed Sausage Bites Appetizer

Glazed Sausage Bites Appetizer

Glazed Sausage Bites Appetizer

"These tangy meatballs have a deliciously different flavor since they're made with sausage," relates field editor Sue Broyles of Cherokee, Texas.

Sweet 'n' Spicy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Spicy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Spicy Meatballs

You'll usually find a batch of these meatballs in my freezeer. The slightly sweet sauce nicely complements the spicy pork sausage. —Genie Brown, Roanoke, Virginia

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

Tender Turkey Meatballs

Tender Turkey Meatballs

Tender Turkey Meatballs

"I changed one of my recipes to come up with this healthier version," explains Jane Thoma of Monroe, Michigan. "Whether offered as appetizers, packed cold for picnics or served over spaghetti at dinner, these moist marjoram-seasoned meatballs are well-received."

Flavorful Turkey Meatballs

Flavorful Turkey Meatballs

Flavorful Turkey Meatballs

It’s hard to believe meatballs this juicy, flavorful and tender could be low in fat and calories—and sized just right for two. Thanks to our Test Kitchen for a zesty meal mainstay that can double as an appetizer.

Apricot Ham Balls

Apricot Ham Balls

Apricot Ham Balls

My family requests these ham balls for our annual Christmas Eve open house.
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