What's there not to love about meatballs?! They can be made using avariety of meats (ground beef and ground pork are most commonly used, though meatballs can also be made with chicken, turkey, lamb, fish or any other meat). From there, all kinds of seasonings and herbs can be added into the meat mixture, giving the meatballs distinctly different flavors and textures. If that's not enough, meatballs can be served with all sorts of dipping sauces and/or coated with wonderful sauces that make them ooze with flavor and become dangerously addicting. Another beautiful thing about meatballs s that they not only serve as perfect little appetizers for any type of party, holiday or event, they make great quick snacks that all ages will love and devour, and in most cases can be served as a main course over rice or pasta.
Meatball Appetizer Recipes ▼
This Panko Chicken Nuggets recipe offers a pleasant change from traditional chicken nuggets. Rather than using solid pieces of chicken, this recipe combines small shredded pieces of chicken w ith other ingredients, giving them added flavor and a wonderful texture. The ingredients are formed (much like meatballs) into bite-size oblong shapes, dipped in egg, then coated with panko bread crumbs, giving them a crispy outer crust.
This Sauerbraten Meatballs recipe features German style meatballs with a sweet, sour and savory flavor. While the sauce for these meatballs may have an appearance similar to gravy, the flavor will surprise you, as the thickening agent is crushed gingersnap cookies! Because of the spices used in gingersnap cookies, this meatball recipe is also perfect for holiday parties! Also great served as a main dish over pasta or rice.
Sausage Meatballs with Mustard Dill Sauce appeal to all ages, and can be made using pork sausage or turkey sausage. They can be cooked on the stove top, baked in the oven, or cooked for several hours in a slow-cooker. The mustard dill sauce is smooth and creamy, with a wonderful hint of mustard and dill, and is easily whipped up on the stove. These meatballs can also be made as a main course over pasta or rice.
Who can resist hot, flavorful bite-size meatballs served with a tasty savory sauce? These Scandinavian Meatballs are amazingly easy to prepare, and the sauce is even easier! The meatballs are made with a combination of ground beef and ground pork, along with sautèed onions, soft bread crumbs, egg, milk and seasoning. The sauce is made at the last minute simply by adding some milk to the skillet and stirring!
Spicy Apple-Glazed Meatballs are seasoned with plenty of garlic and a hint of cayenne pepper, and are nicely held together with a couple slices of bread that have soaked in an egg and milk mixture. Once browned, a fabulous sauce flavored with apple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and some ground ginger is quickly whipped up on the stove then combined with the meatballs, giving them lively flavor and a beautiful glisten.
Swedish Meatballs can be served as appetizers or as a main course with rice, pasta or even potatoes. To make these meatballs as appetizers, simply form them into bite-size balls and serve with toothpicks on the side if desired. Guests can dip each ball into the creamy and delicious sauce that gives these meatballs their famous flavor. This recipe is straightforward and easy, and is always a big hit with all ages.