Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe- a classic appetizer made with just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes prep work! Grape Jelly Meatballs can be made in the crockpot or on the stovetop.

Grape Jelly Meatballs

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail meatballs, grape jelly meatballs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Grape Jelly Meatballs are easy to make with only THREE ingredients! Perfect for throwing into the crockpot as a party appetizer! 
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  • 2 pounds small meatballs cooked, frozen or fresh
  • 12 ounces grape jelly
  • 12 ounces ketchup or BBQ sauce


  • Place all three ingredients in a crockpot or large sauce pan. Cook over low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally to mix the sauces. Continue to heat until hot the whole way through.
  • Serve with toothpicks and enjoy!
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how they were! 



To serve Grape Jelly Meatballs as an entree, serve over mashed potatoes!

Instant Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs

Use the same ingredients, drop everything (including frozen meatballs) into the inner pot of the Instant Pot and set for manual pressure, high or 7 minutes. Use quick release function, stir well and serve! 


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 328mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.9mg