Meatball appetizer in the pressure cooker

These 5 minute party meatball appetizers in the pressure cooker almost were too simple. The taste and flavor little bombs they were did not disappoint.

For the past 10 years I have been in the same bunco group along with 11 other ladies. We have had very little turnover in the group so we have gotten to know one another pretty well. Playing bunco is a fun little brainless game. We eat, drink, and be merry once a month. The biggest challenge is always what to make food wise for the evening. Many of us try to get creative each month and swap recipes as well. I knew I had to make this recipe and plus show off my new Instant Pot. Considering I was the host, that was easy. I certainly did not drag the pot along with me.

5 Minute party meatball appetizer in the Pressure Cooker

meatball appetizer in the Instant Pot pressure cooker

Needless to say, I didn’t win Bunco that night. But my meatball appetizers sure were a win.

Try them for your next party and you too will be a winning host!

5 Minute Party Meatballs in the Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot party meatball appetizer


5 Minute Party Meatballs In The Pressure Cooker

Prep Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8


  • Ninja Foodi
  • Instant Pot
  • Mealthy CrispLid


  • 48 OZs Frozen Cooked Beef or Turkey Meatballs
  • 18 OZ Grape Jelly
  • 18 OZ BBQ Sauce


  • Add 1 cup water to pressure cooking pot.
  • Place a steamer basket in the pressure cooking pot and add frozen meatballs. Pressure cook for 5 minutes on high pressure.
  • When timer beeps, release the pressure with a QR. Remove steamer basket and meatballs from the pressure cooking pot.
  • Discard cooking water left in pot and add BBQ sauce and grape jelly to pressure cooking pot.
  • Select Sauté and cook, stirring frequently, until jelly is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Add heated meatballs and stir to combine. Just that simple. You may add broil for 4 minutes to your party meatballs if you have the Ninja Foodi, or Mealthy CrispLid. NOT necessary, but sure looks and taste great.
  • Garnish with a little green onion for color and grab your toothpicks! Enjoy!~

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