4 Lighter Takes on Cocktail Party Meatball Appetizers
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Cocktail meatballs are a party favorite, but the calories add up fast. We'll share a lightened up cocktail meatball recipe plus four flavor variations for the meatball mixture along with serving suggestions.
By Caitlyn Diimig, RD
Get the recipe: Cocktail Meatballs
Cut fat and calories (and add filling fiber) with a can of beans. Follow this formula to enjoy six meatballs for around 200 calories and 7 grams of fat each.
Four Cocktail Meatball Recipe Variations:
1. Italian Meatballs
Add to the mix: Great Northern beans + Italian seasoning + ground beef. Serve with marinara sauce + grated Parmesan
2. Thai Meatballs
Add to the mix: Cannellini beans + Thai seasoning + ground pork. Serve with peanut sauce + chopped peanuts + crushed red pepper
3. Greek Meatballs
Add to the mix: Chickpeas + Greek seasoning + ground turkey. Serve with Tzatziki sauce + fresh dill
4. Tex-Mex Meatballs
Add to the mix: Black beans + fajita seasoning + ground beef. Serve with salsa verde + green onion
Check out our collection of Meatball Recipes.
This article originally appeared in December/January 2020 issue of Allrecipes Magazine.