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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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..
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.
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!
11. Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are simple to make and make for the ultimate Italian themed appetizer. So YUM!
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.
13. Firecracker Chicken Meatballs
These meatballs are spiced up with sweet, savory and spicy firecracker sauce. They’re perfect tender morsels for your guests.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
22. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Meatballs
These Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Meatballs are sweet, savory and so succulent. The homemade pineapple based BBQ sauce is amazing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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