You are going to LOVE this easy new entertaining idea using frozen meatballs. These frozen meatball appetizer recipes make entertaining SO easy!
Can you believe you can have 4 different appetizers in just 15 minutes? These quick and easy meatball appetizers are perfect for when people drop by or that special game day party!
The holiday season is upon us, and it's the season of friends and entertaining. It is time to gather up those gluten free appetizer recipes! How about some healthy chicken meatballs? They make the best appetizers and party food!
Well, I am not worrying anymore because I have a secret weapon that allows me to get nutritious tasty appetizers out in under 15 minutes!
Are you ready to check out all the appetizers I made with a bag of meatballs?
Easy Gluten Free Appetizers Made with Frozen Meatballs
Gluten free crostini topped with marinara, a gluten free meatball, fresh mozzarella, and basil. These are a popular treat for game day!
You will also love that you can make this in under 15 minutes!
Here is another angle to show you how pretty these crostini are for a buffet table.
Next up is a delicious BBQ appetizer. Drizzle your favorite barbecue sauce and top with a sweet fresh pineapple chunk!
It was hard to keep my son from eating all of these appetizers during the photoshoot 🙂
If you love tacos, this taco meatball appetizer will be popular. Top a corn tortilla chip with an organic chicken meatball, salsa, cheese, and a jalapeño slice!
Lastly, a special healthy chicken meatball recipe is simple but delicious. Grab a bottle of aged balsamic vinegar. (Aged balsamic is sweet and thick compared to regular balsamic vinegar.)
Here are even more delicious Gluten Free Meatball Appetizers if you are having a party!
- 20 chicken meatballs
- ¼ cup marinara
- ¼ cup mozzarella
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves
- ¼ cup salsa
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup chopped pineapple
- ¼ cup barbecue sauce
- Heat the meatballs in the microwave per package instructions.
- For taco meatballs: Add one meatball to a tortilla chip. Top with salsa and cheddar cheese. Jalapeno slice optional.
- For Crostini: Slice a gluten free baguette in thin slices and toast. Top with a teaspoon of marinara sauce. Add a meatball, fresh mozzarella, and basil leaf.
- For Barbecue: Take a toothpick and add a pineapple chunk. Next add a meatball. Drizzle barbecue sauce on.
- For Balsamic: Take an aged balsamic vinegar. Aged vinegars are thick and sweet. Drizzle onto a meatball and add a toothpick!
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
If you love the recipes you find on my blog, I would love for you to sign up for my newsletter (and get my free gluten free lemon dessert e-cookbook!)
You’ve dressed up these meatballs so creatively, but each option is uniquely delicious. So smart! Great options for holiday parties - thank you!!
Thank you so much Debra 🙂
I never tried Chicken Meatballs. This is a great alternative from beef. I don't eat pork so I usually have beef meatballs. I will try this with pasta too.
I hope you like them Susie, they are very flavorful and they have a lot lower fat than beef meatballs.
Such options are life saver when I have ton of work and guests are coming. Thanks for delicious recipe idea, Sandi! Loving it!
Agreed...thanks for stopping by Savita 🙂
Traci @ The Kitchen Girl
Sandi, great post! I love it that we get four ideas in one swoop. I would gobble any of these down any time. YUM...thanks for sharing!
I couldn't believe how good these meatballs are Traci...and organic so I don't feel like I am serving processed junk food.
Loving all these ideas but am particularly drawn to the pineapple meat balls!
Thank you Camilla, those were my son's favorite too!
I love that these are beautiful but also fast! Perfect!
Speedy is perfect for drop in guests!
I'm unfamiliar with this brand. Love how versatile some pre-made products can be. I'll be on the lookout for this, I bet they'd be delicious in soup!
I bet they would be great in soup Rae 🙂