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Instant Pot Party Meatballs

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Instant Pot Party meatballs are made with frozen meatballs, grape jelly, and barbeque sauce to create the perfect appetizer for all your parties that is prepped in less than 5 minutes. 

5 Minute Instant Pot Party Meatballs

With all the holiday parties and the big games ahead of us, I feel like appetizers are all I can think about. In our house, we love a good appetizer! Some of our favorites are Air Fryer Crab Rangoon, Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket, and of course these super simple, but full of flavor, Instant Pot party meatballs. These 3 ingredient Instant Pot meatballs combine frozen meatballs, grape jelly, and BBQ sauce to create a fan favorite appetizer that literally takes no time to prep and is ready to enjoy with just 5 minutes of cooking! 

instant pot party meatballs

Everyone always loves a good meatball on game day and in the past you probably have relied on your crockpot to cook them, but I always run into the dilemma of having too many things that require a crockpot because our Crockpot Lil Smokies are a must as well! That is why I am so glad these Meatballs are cooked right in the Instant Pot. 

There are so many reasons to love this recipe! 

  • They are easy to prepare! 
  • Cook in your Instant Pot
  • Fan Favorite! 
  • You can use frozen meatballs making it even easier! 
  • They are so quick to make

How to Make Instant Pot Party Meatballs

  • Pour water into your pot.
  • Add meatballs to the instant pot.
  • Add your grape jelly and your barbecue sauce.
  • Stir everything until mixed well.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the vent to sealing position. 
  • Pressure cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Quick release 
  • Give a stir to combine and coat your meatballs well. 
  • Serve while hot, enjoy!
  • You can hit the keep warm button on your Instant Pot to keep them warm while you serve them. 

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Be sure to defrost your meatballs prior to adding them to your Instant Pot. 
  • If you prefer, you can make your own meatballs. See recommendations below. 
  • Use your favorite BBQ sauce, I usually use a thicker BBQ sauce when making these Party meatballs. 
  • If the sauce for the meatballs is too runny after cooking, you can hit the saute button to reduce the sauce down. Just be sure to keep an eye on them to prevent burning. 
instant pot party meatballs

Storage

If you have any leftover 5 minute Instant Pot Meatballs, you will want to store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

instant pot party meatballs

Can I make these meatballs sweeter?

If you would like to make these meatballs sweeter you can add ½ cup more grape jelly. 

Can I make party meatballs spicier?

Yes, you can add a little bit of spice to these meatballs with a few red pepper flakes. 

instant pot party meatballs

Can I use homemade meatballs for this recipe?

Yes, you can use homemade meatballs for this recipe. I highly recommend browning them prior to cooking them with grape jelly and BBQ sauce.

instant pot party meatballs

Instant Pot Party Meatballs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Instant Pot Party meatballs are made with frozen meatballs, grape jelly and barbeque sauce to create the perfect appetizer for all your parties that is prepped in less than 5 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. frozen meatballs, thawed (I used beef & pork meatballs)
  • 1 cup grape jelly
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Pour water into your pot.
  2. Add meatballs to the instant pot.
  3. Add your grape jelly and your barbecue sauce.
  4. Stir everything until mixed well.
  5. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn the vent to sealing position. 
  6. Pressure cook for 5 minutes. 
  7. Quick release 
  8. Give a stir to combine and coat your meatballs well. 
  9. Serve while hot, enjoy!
  10. You can hit the keep warm button on your Instant Pot to keep them warm while you serve them.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 939mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 29gProtein: 13g

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