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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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Hot appetizers don't come much easier than this recipe. It's so popular I usually double the recipe if I have a larger crock pot. You can vary the meats to suit your family's tastes, or increase the heat factor by using a spicier barbecue or spaghetti sauce. Serve with fancy party picks. —Andrea Chamberlain, Macedon, New York
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Hoisin Cocktail Meatballs

Hoisin Cocktail Meatballs

Hoisin Cocktail Meatballs

These upscale, Asian-inspired meatballs are ideal for appetizer parties or get-togethers with friends. Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Pomegranate-Glazed Turkey Meatballs

A splash of pomegranate juice turns ordinary meatballs into something extraordinary. I love the sweet lightness of the glaze combined with the ground turkey, herbs and spices. —Danielle D'Ambrosio, Brighton, Massachusetts

Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs

For big parties, I make glazed meatballs and deliver them in the slow cooker so they’re spicy, sweet and ready to eat. —Gail Borczyk, Boca Raton, Florida
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Glazed Meatballs

Glazed Meatballs

Glazed Meatballs

Allspice adds a bit of a twist to typical barbecue meatballs in this recipe from Nancy Horsburgh of Everett, Ontario.

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Festive Turkey Meatballs

Turkey gives a different twist to these slightly sweet and spicy meatballs. For the holidays, I serve them on a tray lined with parsley and garnished with red pepper or pimientos. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona

Muffin Pan Meatballs

Muffin Pan Meatballs

Muffin Pan Meatballs

This is a simple weeknight recipe my grandma passed along to me. I grew up on a farm where my father was a beef producer, so we always had ground beef in the freezer. I made these meatballs for our family and for kids while I was babysitting, and they were always a hit. Leftovers reheat well the next day. —Provided by Karen Davis, Culinary Specialist, on behalf of Physicians Mutual Insurance

Rosemary Veal Meatballs

Rosemary Veal Meatballs

Rosemary Veal Meatballs

These savory appetizer meatballs, seasoned with rosemary and garlic, get a touch of sweetness from chopped golden raisins. "They will be a hit at your next gathering," assures Rhonda Maiani of Chapel Hill, North Carolina..

Bacon Roll-Ups

Bacon Roll-Ups

Bacon Roll-Ups

This family recipe dates back to the 1930s, when my grandmother started making these hearty breakfast rolls. —Janet Abate, North Brunswick, New Jersey

Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

Turkey Meatballs

"I hate to cook, so I'm always looking for fast and easy recipes like this one," writes Hazel Bates of Clinton, Oklahoma. A sweet sauce coats these firm meatballs that are made with ground turkey for a nice change of pace.

Italian Meatball Buns

Italian Meatball Buns

Italian Meatball Buns

These soft little rolls come with a surprise inside—savory Italian meatballs. They're wonderful dipped in marinara sauce, making them fun for my grandkids and adults, too. I love how easy they are to put together. —Trina Linder-Mobley, Clover, South Carolina

Bourbon Ham Balls

Bourbon Ham Balls

Bourbon Ham Balls

Grandma Nette was the queen of ham ball recipes. I make them salty-sweet with a bourbon and vinegar kick. Serve them alone, in a sandwich or over pasta or rice. —Kimla Carsten, Grand Junction, Colorado
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