Cocktail Meatballs in Garlic Butter Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have been searching for a cocktail meatball recipe that did not have the chili/grape-jelly sauce or the Swedish style sauce. I could not find one and experimented with a garlic butter sauce instead. They came out exactly how I wanted and tasted great.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix first six ingredients and form into cocktail size meatballs.
  3. Place on Jelly Roll style pan with lip (nonstick if you have it).
  4. Bake meatballs in oven for 15-20 minutes until done.
  5. Melt butter in saucepan.
  6. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Stir in flour.
  8. Stir in chicken broth and cook until thickened.
  9. Combine meatballs and sauce.
  10. Keep warm in crockpot if serving for party.
  11. Notes: You can adjust the garlic, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and spices to your liking.


Most Helpful

Soooo Good on this chilly afternoon. My meatballs were already made so i added the spices and parm to the garlic butter rue and homemade stock. Even my pickiest eater couldnt get enough. Fresh chibatta soaked up the extra sauce. Thank You so much for sharing this recipe.

Shannon C. October 03, 2016

These were very good! Since I made this for a church potluck, I added 1/2 lb. of ground pork to get some extra meatballs out of this recipe and it turned out good. I kept all the amt's of the other ingredients the same. Thanks for posting!

4QTpies November 08, 2008

These were a hit with my nieces little boy, and trust me...he is NOT easy to please. LOL Easy & economical for football watching or any gathering of people. Thanks for the tasty recipe Mishel! :) OzMan

*OzMan* October 16, 2007

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