Whether you are looking for sweet, savory or spicy Gluten Free Meatball Appetizers, then I have some ideas for you. Each tantalizing recipe is sure to impress you, your family and your friends! I love the bold, rich flavors that each dish provides.
I can't wait to hear which of these healthy meatball appetizer ideas you tried!
Next time you are having a party or going to a potluck, you should whip up some hot and fresh meatballs. They will be the star of the meal, and you will be pleased by how easy they are to throw together. If you have a lot of other things going on, you can even make these ahead of time for a quick meal idea.
If you are like me, you do a lot of shopping for gluten free items at Walmart. They have a lot of variety, and their prices on gluten free items are so much cheaper than other stores. Take a look at The Ultimate Walmart Gluten Free Shopping Guide for your next trip to the store. Trust me, when you know what you are looking for it can make your shopping experience much less stressful. If you are having a big party, it may make more sense to shop at Costco for easy gluten free ingredients in bulk!
You can also try some of my other popular gluten free appetizer recipes if you want to serve more than just meatballs!
Tips when cooking meatballs hors-d'oeuvers:
- You can use different types of protein when you are making meatballs. Turkey, beef, chicken, and pork are pretty popular choices.
- You always want to make sure that the meatballs are cooked all the way through before serving them. The easiest way is to use a meat thermometer and check the temperature. I prefer the taste and texture when they reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Did you know there are many methods for cooking easy meatball appetizers? You can bake them, cook them on the stovetop, Instant Pot or even a slow cooker. Many recipes can be adapted to fit the method you prefer. No matter what, you are going to end up that that tangy goodness you can’t get enough of.
Gluten free meatball appetizers to feed a crowd:
Let's break down all of these deliciously easy meatball appetizers by meat type. Any of these gluten free meatballs recipes can be made with any meat, so if you like a recipe in the turkey meatball section, but you only have ground beef...you can easily use the ground beef!
If you are looking for a recipe that will knock your socks of, then you need to make these gluten free barbecue turkey meatballs. They have mouthwatering bacon and are smothered in sweet sauce. The combination of flavors is impressive.
Don’t own a pressure cooker yet and have no idea where to start? This Instant Pot is a life changer! You can program it to cook so many different foods like meatballs, soup, yogurt, and even baked potatoes.
These turkey meatballs are gluten free and filled with delicious ingredients — peanut butter, fig preserves, tangy lemon juice, Worcestershire, ground turkey and the perfect amount of seasonings topped with diced green onions. You aren’t going to have any leftovers when you make a batch of these!
Add a kick of flavor to your life with these buffalo turkey meatballs. You will be thrilled with how simple these little balls of goodness are to make! All you really need is a few ingredients, mixing bowl and an oven.
It can be frustrating when you are mixing food in a bowl, and it skids across the counter only to end up on the floor. If you ever have that trouble, you should consider investing in these amazing mixing bowls that won’t slide around. This three piece set has non-skid bottoms and is dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a snap!
The sauce is the show stopper with these scrumptious turkey meatballs with lemon dill yogurt sauce. This recipe is creamy, zest and mouthwatering yummy! These meatballs are perfect for your next dinner party.
Healthy Chicken Meatballs Four Ways
I love recipes that you can make a few slight adjustments and end up with different flavors. Healthy chicken meatballs are exactly what you need in your life. They are super simple to make and you can change them up to fit whatever you are feeling like eating.
These Gluten Free Ground Chicken Meatballs are quick and easy to make in your air fryer! They make a delicious appetizer, or toss them into pasta sauce on spaghetti night!
Your taste buds will be in heaven when you bite into one of these paleo Thai coconut chicken meatballs. They are rich, bold and moist. The hardest part is going to be not eating them all before your guests arrive!
Ground pork is delicious meat to make meatballs with. It is juicy and adds great flavor to these gluten free meatball recipes.
Your spouse, kids, and friends will all thank you when you make these savory Italian ground pork meatballs. When you bite into one of these nuggets of deliciousness you will fall in love. Serve with marinara sauce or eat them plain!
One of my favorite kitchen gadgets is my food processor. It keeps me from having my hands dirty and it saves me loads of work. If you don’t have one already, have a peek at this Food Processor. You can fit 12 cups into it, so you can make large batches even easier!
My grandmother makes the best Gluten Free Cabbage and Rice Meatballs. A bonus is this "unstuffed" cabbage and meatballs recipe is sweet and sour meatballs at their finest. Serve with toothpicks for a fun nostalgic appetizer.
Ground beef mixed with spices and topped with a sweet sauce that is so good you won’t be able to get enough. These gluten-free meatballs are terrific appetizers because they fill your belly while keeping your palette happy. Even your children are going to ask for a second helping!
Often, you can make easy meatball appetizers right in your slow cooker. Take a look at this Crock Pot if you are shopping around. It has 7 quarts so you can serve lots of people. It also has a high, low and warm setting to fit what you are cooking. You will save time and have fewer dishes to wash, so that is a win-win!
These plumb meatballs of goodness are filled with chopped bok choy, shallots, ground pork sausage, ground beef, cilantro, breadcrumbs, and seasonings. These gluten free bok choy meatballs are almost effortless to make and the end results are legendary! The best part is that your kids will love them too!
You can use any gluten free bread crumbs you choose, but I wanted to tell you about my favorite ones. Ian’s breadcrumbs have a fantastic flavor and are easy to work with. Jeff Nathan Creations is another option for panko style bread crumbs. If you are like me, you like having several options around. Schar breadcrumbs taste so good that you won’t believe they are actually gluten free.
The presentation of these meatball parmesan sliders looks like they were made in a gourmet kitchen! They have a combination of beef and pork seasoned to perfection. Serving them on polenta takes it to a whole new level of amazing!
These Gluten Free Szechuan Meatballs make a delicious appetizer for those who like spicy!
These Swedish meatballs are a home run in the flavor department! Gone are the days of slaving away in the kitchen because these delicious meatballs can be made ahead of time and frozen. I love meal prepping because it saves me loads of time and energy so I can work on other projects.
BONUS Hidden vegetable meatballs:
If you like hiding vegetables, this delicious Gluten Free Meatball recipe has hidden veggies and your kids will NEVER know! Serve over pasta with marinara for a healthy dinner or appetizer idea!