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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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Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen)

Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen)

Dutch Meatballs (Bitterballen)

I host an annual Christmas party for some friends, and one year, I made a dish from each person's background, including these Dutch meatballs with a crispy coating. Talk about a hit! —Tracey Rosato, Markham, Ontario

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

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..
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Snappy Cocktail Meatballs

Snappy Cocktail Meatballs

Snappy Cocktail Meatballs

This recipe was given to me over 20 years ago by a German lady. They're easy to prepare and can be made ahead of time.- Nancy Means, Moline, Illinois

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.

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.

Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce

Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce

Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce

Although this recipe is perfect for the holiday season, plan to use it all year-round—cranberries add "zing" to menus anytime.

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!

Sauerkraut Meatballs

Sauerkraut Meatballs

Sauerkraut Meatballs

This zesty recipe is a great way to pep up a party! The hot pork sausage and sauerkraut make terrific-tasting meatballs, and the mustard dipping sauce is a nice complement. —Christine Batts, Murray, Kentucky

Sausage Cheese Bites Snack

Sausage Cheese Bites Snack

Sausage Cheese Bites Snack

"These savory little bites are such a tasty snack to serve for a get-together or as an evening surprise for the family," reports Nancy Reichert of Thomasville, Georgia. "They also make a nice breakfast treat with a thermos of hot coffee if you're on your way early in the morning."

Sweet 'n' Saucy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Saucy Meatballs

Sweet 'n' Saucy Meatballs

I got the recipe for these meatballs from one of my husband's parishioners, and I have modified it over the years. I usually double it to accommodate our big family of eight.—Kim Brandt, Lovell, Wyoming
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