When I asked around about what people’s favourite meatballs were, these grape jelly meatballs kept showing up and I knew that I had to try them out! Well, I have a new favourite meatball recipe now!

Grape Jelly Meatballs
Grape Jelly Meatballs

Grape Jelly Meatball Recipe

Knowing me, I had to go investigate what they were, because believe it or not, this child of the 1970’s hasn’t ever eaten them! They obviously weren’t in my Mom’s repertoire when I was growing up. I learned that when it comes to an easy recipe this is it! When you are in a hurry for supper and need something fast this sauce is a easy option. Three ingredients: mix it, and warm it and pour it over the meatballs. This is also an easy appetizer for a party! The Grape jelly gives the sauce the sweetness and the ketchup gives it a hint of sour. A perfect combination!

How to Make Grape Jelly Meatballs

  • Put the jelly, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a small pot on medium heat.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
  • Whisk all the sauce ingredients together until smooth.
  • Warm the sauce to just a simmer and pour over the meatballs. Bake in the oven until the meatballs are cooked.

grape jelly meatball appetizers

These have become a new favourite, that’s for sure. I can’t get over how good the sauce is and it’s totally because of that grape jelly.I can’t believe how much I liked these meatballs and I’m sad that I haven’t been making them all of these years. While they aren’t the type of recipe that I will use in a cookbook they are absolutely perfect to share with you guys!

Try making these with my Homemade Meatballs recipe.

Grape jelly meatballs with toothpicks to serve

Grape Jelly Meatballs Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • To make your cooking life super easy you can use your favourite pre-made meatballs, either homemade or from the store. You can use frozen store bought ones when you are in a hurry and these meatballs will still be delicious.
  • Use your favourite brands of jelly, don’t cheap out just because you are putting the jell on meatballs. Remember, what you use as ingredients always matters, just like using a cheap wine can ruin a dish.
  • Want to be crazy? Add a splash of hot sauce to this recipe to take it over the top! The spicy and sweet combination is out of this world.
  • Eat these grape jelly meatballs as an appetizer or your main meal with rice.

More Delicious Meatball Recipes

So when’s the last time you ate grape jelly meatballs? I feel like I need to have a retro party and serve this! If you are looking for another good meatball recipe that is easy, my Crockpot Meatball Shepherd’s Pie is AMAZING!

Happy cooking!



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5 from 1 vote
Grape Jelly Meatballs!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This 3 ingredient recipe for sweet, saucy grape jelly meatballs is always a hit! It's so easy!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grape Jelly Meatballs
Servings: 24
Calories: 62 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 1/2 cup Grape Jelly
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 24 of your favourite meatballs
  1. Put the jelly, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a small pot on medium heat. Preheat your oven to 350 °F.

  2. Whisk all the sauce ingredients together until smooth.

  3. Warm the sauce to just a simmer and pour over the meatballs. Bake in the oven until the meatballs are cooked.

  4. If you like it more tangy than sweet you can add a few tablespoons more ketchup.

Recipe Notes

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods etc.

Nutrition Facts
Grape Jelly Meatballs!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Potassium 63mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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1 Comment

  1. I have made these using canned cranberry jelly and barbecue sauce and they are equally good. If you like the grape jelly, I think you would like the cranberry jelly (it’s not just for Thanksgiving, hahaha!)

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