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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 Sausage Appetizer

Sweet 'n' Sour Sausage Appetizer

Sweet 'n' Sour Sausage Appetizer

A sweet sauce and merry Christmas colors make this fruit-and-sausage combo a trusted holiday crowd-pleaser. Hearty enough to serve for brunch, it always disappears in a twinkling!

Saucy Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Saucy Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Saucy Sweet and Sour Meatballs

When I serve these saucy meatballs at our Christmas Eve celebration, I have to make four batches...and they always disappear!

Hearty Party Meatballs

Hearty Party Meatballs

Hearty Party Meatballs

This flavorful, filling appetizer is similar to Swedish meatballs. They always disappear when I make them for parties.
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Peach-Glazed Meatballs

Peach-Glazed Meatballs

Peach-Glazed Meatballs

When my daughter and her husband come to visit over the holidays, we enjoy nibbling on these mouthwatering meatballs while playing games. Water chestnuts add a bit of crunch.—Christine Martin, Durham, North Carolina

Tangy BBQ Meatballs

Tangy BBQ Meatballs

Tangy BBQ Meatballs

Orange juice lends wonderful tang to these tender tasty meatballs. They're one of my most popular appetizers, and I can make them ahead, the pop in the oven an hour before serving. A do-ahead delight during this busy season!

Homemade Meatballs in Plum Sauce

Homemade Meatballs in Plum Sauce

Homemade Meatballs in Plum Sauce

This super-easy recipe for microwave meatballs from Michael Compean of Valencia, California features the flavors of ginger, Dijon and plum sauce. You might want to pick up extras; these will go fast!

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!

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Go ahead and help yourself to these peppery, sauced-up meatballs. Ground turkey moves them to the lighter side. —Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas

Apricot Ham Balls

Apricot Ham Balls

Apricot Ham Balls

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

Sausage Cheese Balls

Sausage Cheese Balls

Sausage Cheese Balls

These bite-size meatballs ae a favorite of Anna Damon from Bozeman, Montana. You can substitute your favorite cheese for the cheddar or serve the appetizers with Dijon mustard or sweet-and-sour sauce instead of barbecue sauce.

Garlic-Filled Meatballs

Garlic-Filled Meatballs

Garlic-Filled Meatballs

Family and friends will go wild for these "gourmet" meatballs. I also use the chutney to top baked chicken, steaks and burgers.
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