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    The 30 BEST Meatball Appetizers

    Everyone loves a good appetizer spread, and one item is always sure to be a hit… meatballs!

    We’ve compiled this list of easy Meatball Appetizers for any time you’re hosting or attending a pot luck or get together.

    Whatever flavors you’re craving, there is something here for you. Just make sure to make a big batch, because people are going to gobble these up for sure!

    Go through all of these amazing meatball appetizers, you’ll be the hit of the party!

    The 30 BEST Meatball Appetizers.

    Meatball Appetizers:

    1. Greek Meatballs (Keftedes)

    Keftedes are beautifully flavored Greek meatballs that are slightly crispy, and totally delicious!

    They’re often served as part of a mezze platter with pita bread, cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives and tzatziki sauce.

    Get the Recipe

    2. Albondigas (Spanish Meatballs)

    These Albondigas, or Spanish Meatballs, are a famous tapas dish, where succulent meatballs simmer in the most delicious tomato sauce. They’re the best and testiest meatball appetizers you will serve for your company.

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    3. Turkey Meatballs

    These Turkey Meatballs are a leaner alternative to beef or pork. These simple meatballs are moist and juicy, and go well with a variety of sauces.

    Get the Recipe: Turkey Meatballs

    4. Asian Meatballs

    These easy Asian Meatballs are succulent, juicy and smothered with a sticky sauce that pops with vibrant flavors! Just serve them with toothpicks and watch your guests gobble them up.

    Get the Recipe: Asian Meatballs

    5. Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs

    Tender, juicy Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Meatballs are simmered in the most tantalizing sweet and hot sauce that everyone goes crazy for! Perfect appetizer or delicious, easy meal!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    6. Grape Jelly Meatballs

    Grape Jelly Meatballs are a sweet and sour appetizer that you need to try! You need just 4 ingredients to make this great appetizer that everyone will absolutely love.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    7. Mongolian Meatballs

    If Mongolian beef is your favorite stir fry, wait till you try these meatballs!

    Toss them in a sweet, savory and sticky Asian sauce and you have one great crowd pleaser. One of our favorite meatball appetizers!

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    8. Italian Meatball Pull Apart Bread

    Guaranteed, this Italian Meatball Pull Apart Bread recipe will be a huge hit at your next potluck or game day party!

    Meatballs, canned biscuits, marinara and garlic butter combine for a fun and super delicious appetizer..

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    9. Sweet and Spicy Korean Meatballs

    These Sweet and Spicy Korean Meatballs will change your life. They’re made with lean beef, flavored with garlic and Sriracha, baked, and glazed with a spicy apricot glaze. Life is good when you get to eat all these new yummy meatball recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    10. Meatball Sliders

    Easy Meatball Sliders with Hawaiin rolls are full of meatballs smothered in marinara sauce, sprinkled with cheese and sandwiched between the perfect size rolls.

    They’re great appetizers, but we love them for dinner, too!

    Get the Recipe @ iheartnaptime

    11. Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

    Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are simple to make and make for the ultimate Italian themed appetizer. So YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    12. Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs

    These slow cooker Raspberry Balsamic Meatballs are perfect meatballs for any occasion! Raspberry preserves, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce and other flavor enhancers create the perfectly balanced sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharaltan

    13. Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

    These meatballs are spiced up with sweet, savory and spicy firecracker sauce. They’re perfect tender morsels for your guests.

    Get the Recipe @ littlespicejar

    14. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

    This Buffalo Chicken Meatballs recipe is for the spice lovers! Serve them with blue cheese or ranch dressing and watch them disappear. Great meatball appetizer recipe!

    Get the Recipe @ eatingbirdfood

    15. Cheesy Chicken Meatball Rolls

    Cheesy Chicken Meatball Rolls are an easy and fun meatball appetizer, similar to a pull apart bread. They have mozzarella and marinara, and taste fantastic.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    16. Cranberry Meatballs

    When you need an appetizer for the Christmas season, these Cranberry Meatballs are just the ticket! They’re festive and tasty, with a great savory sweet flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    17. Mini Italian Meatball Subs

    Everyone loves a good meatball sub, right? Well just imagine the look of anticipation on their faces when you bring out a big platter of these mini subs!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    18. Saucy Asian Meatballs

    These Saucy Asian Meatballs may be too good. You’re going to love how easy they are, and your guests are going to love how delicious they are!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    19. Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Kabobs

    Your guests are going to go crazy for these Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Kebabs. Delicious teriyaki meatballs are skewered with fresh pineapple, red and green peppers, red onions for a delightful sweet and savory combination.

    Get the Recipe @ tasteandsee

    20. Banh Mi Meatball Lettuce Cups

    Banh Mi are a popular Vietnamese sandwich. This recipe takes those same flavors and puts them into cute meatball lettuce cups. How fun!

    Get the Recipe @ marionskitchen

    21. Chimichurri Meatballs

    Chimichurri is a famous South American herby condiment most commonly used as a steak sauce.

    Those same flavors make the most delicious meatballs, which are going to be the hit of the party.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    22. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Meatballs

    These Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Meatballs are sweet, savory and so succulent. The homemade pineapple based BBQ sauce is amazing.

    Get the Recipe @ littlespicejar

    23. Thai Meatballs

    We can’t get enough of these amazing Thai meatballs. Made with either pork or chicken, they have a unique combination of seasonings that make them so delicious.

    Serve them with a delicious homemade sweet chili dipping sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    24. Baked Mexican Meatballs

    These Baked Mexican Meatballs are flavored with cilantro and poblano peppers, then smothered in enchilada sauce. These are perfect for Cinco de Mayo parties.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharaltan

    25. Cocktail Meatballs (Sweet and Sour Sauce)

    One of the most famous items on our list of Meatball Appetizers are these amazing Cocktail Meatballs recipe.

    Baked meatballs are simmered in a sweet and sour cranberry based sauce. They’re a real party classic.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    26. Barbecue Bacon Meatballs

    Bacon makes everything better, right? These bacon wrapped barbecue meatballs are no exception. You only need three ingredients to make these tasty bites happen.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    27. General Tso’s Chicken Meatballs

    General Tso’s Chicken Meatballs are inspired by the Chinese takeout favorite. They’re sweet, savory, and just a little bit spicy.

    These are a really unique meatball appetizer!

    Get the Recipe @ foxeslovelemons

    28. Pepperoni Meatballs

    No one will be able to resist these Pepperoni Meatballs. They’re flavored with everyone’s favorite pizza topping, and have added mushrooms for moisture.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    29. Jalapeño Popper Meatballs

    You will love this Jalapeño Popper Meatballs recipe! It’s a fusion of two popular appetizers, and features jalapeño, bacon, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    30. Meatball Pizza

    Who says pizza can’t be an appetizer? Whip up this super delish meatball pizza, cut into small squares, and watch it be the most popular item on your appetizer spread!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingforkeeps

    The next time you’re hosting or attending a get together, give one of these great meatball appetizers a try. They’re sure to fly off the table!

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    The 30 BEST Meatball Appetizers

    These easy Meatball Appetizers are going to be the star of the spread the next time you're at a potluck or get together!


    • ground meat
    • bread crumbs
    • eggs
    • seasonings
    • toothpicks


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