These Cheeseburger Meatballs are perfect for appetizers or a fun dinner!

Cheeseburger Meatballs

These Cheeseburger Meatballs have all of the flavors of your favorite cheeseburger rolled into one tasty, bite-sized meatball! Break these meatball appetizers out for any party!

Cheeseburger Meatballs are a ground beef appetizer with cheese and reilsh


Apps. I’m all about the appetizers.

I love making them and I love going out and eating them. Ordering a bunch of different appetizers instead of a big dinner is the best way  to get as much as you can of everything you want to taste.

And who doesn’t love a good cheeseburger recipe? These Cheeseburger Meatballs are one of my favorite recipes so far – they’re juicy and cheesy and dipped in thousand island dressing. All that’s missing is the bun.

Which is one of the reasons why Christie loves them – the whole low-carb recipe thing…but I love them because they taste so damn good.

How To Make Cheeseburger Meatballs

So that just made me think of another way to serve for these Cheeseburger Meatballs…get a sub roll and have a cheeseburger meatball sub! Top it with the thousand island dressing, shredded lettuce, pickles…I’m totally doing that next time.

I’m not kidding when I say to double this recipe. I brought these Cheeseburger Meatballs over to a family party last week and they were gone in seconds!

AND we were having hamburgers that night for dinner. But no one really seemed to care – who’s going to turn down a meatball bursting with cheese? Not I.

Also this is such an easy appetizer recipe to make, which makes it a party ready appetizer. Start out with a few ingredients in a mixing bowl…

Cheeseburger Meatballs have all the ingredients of a loaded cheeseburger

Roll the beef mixture into meatballs (you can use a cookie scoop to get them all the same size) then place them on a baking sheet.

I like using parchment but you don’t have to – the less cleaning the better for me though.

Cheeseburger Meatballs is an appetizer recipe that bakes in 15 minutes

Bake these meatball appetizers for about 15 minutes and you have these delicious Cheeseburger Meatballs that are fit for any party!

OR you can serve them with french fries for a fun family dinner…our boys love these meatballs for dinner!

Cheeseburger Meatballs are a ground beef appetizer recipe that cook in 15 minutes

Try the Cheeseburger Meatballs for your next party! Because everyone knows that meatballs are definitely party food!

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These Cheeseburger Meatballs are a super tasty, low carb appetizer!

Cheeseburger Meatballs

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 40 meatballs 1x
  • Category: appetizers
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


This fun meatball appetizer recipe is like biting into a loaded cheeseburger! This recipe is perfect for appetizers or a fun dinner!


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 3 T. ketchup
  • 1 T. dijon mustard
  • 3 T. sweet relish
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 T. worcestershire sauce
  • Thousand Island dressing for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400º.
  2. Add all the ingredients (except the dressing) to a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Roll into meatballs roughly the size of a golf ball. You can use a 1 1/2 T. scoop to make them even.
  4. Place the meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve with thousand Island dressing for dipping.

Keywords: appetizers, appetizer recipe, meatball recipe, low carb appetizer, beef recipe, ground beef recipe

39 Responses

  1. heidi

    this is so easy and im excited to try these!! i’ll be the bestest wife an momma if i whip these outta the oven!! thanks for posting this!! and i love that its stuff you always have on hand!!

  2. heidi

    i added peppers an onions to the mixture and a few more breadcrumbs..so totally about a cup..its was really messy chicken..let em sit in fridge fer awhile before forming them to cook tonite..that should help..

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  4. Teresa

    Dan , Do you think these could be kept warm on low in a crock pot or would all the cheese ooze out. Would like to take to a party where a stove would not be available to baking there.

    1. Teresa, this recipe is perfect for keeping warm in a slow cooker! We’ve done it many times. Yes, you might get some cheese oozing out…but that’s all good, right? But seriously, they keep very well, you shouldn’t have any problems!

  5. Rebecca

    These are awesomely delicious. No joke. They’re so good that my husband requested them for his upcoming 40th birthday party. Can’t wait to have them again, and I’ll definitely be doubling the recipe!

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  7. Judy

    I Made them using ground turkey with 8 grams of fat. Turned out GREAT!! Love them!!! But, why is the nutritional stats so far off? I will make them often!! So good.

        1. If you’re making a whole recipe ahead of time then reheating, the oven would be your best bet. I’d say about 350 for 20 minutes if coming from the refrigerator. But heating them up a few at a time just to eat works just fine in the microwave!

  8. Mimi

    I personally hate relish, especially sweet relish, but love dill pickles. I used oat bran instead of bread crumbs, as we are at the lake and I had none, and steak sauce in place of worcestershire for the same reason, and dumped in a tablespoon or so of blue cheese dressing for extra moisture, just because I had some. They were really good. I served them along with hamburger dill slices so one could spear one along with a meatball. My grandson loved them. The concept is wonderful. One can be as creative as they want. Thanks for sharing.

  9. BObbie

    I just made these tonight, and they were so good!! My family loved them! I can’t believe I’m just now discovering these and this website! I had to change up a few things, I was out of onion soup mix (hubs is recovering from surgery so I can’t run off to much). I made my own, beef bullion, onion powder, garlic powder, I added steak seasoning, season salt and siracha! I didn’t have any bread crumbs so I turned croutons into breadcrumbs. I made a huge batch and froze another pound of the mix. They are that good!!! Thanks!

    1. So glad you liked them Bobbie – we make them all the time! They’re great to warm up in a slow cooker for parties. Hope your husband recovers well!

  10. Maggie

    The box contains two envelopes which are 1 oz each. So I’m still confused as to whether I use one or two envelopes. Sorry for my confusion.

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  13. Robin

    These are delicious! I made them larger and got about 24 out of the recipe. People were asking me for the recipe at the party and sending me texts asking for it after. I highly suggest at least doubling the recipe because people can’t stop eating them! I made thousand island dressing using Greek yogurt to go with them for dipping. I definitely will be making these again.

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